The Educator's Notebook

A weekly collection of education-related news from around the web.

Educator’s Notebook #225 (March 4, 2018)

    • Slate
    • 02/28/18

    These kids aren’t prodigiously gifted. They’ve just had the gift of the kind of education we no longer value.”

    • Atlantic
    • 02/28/18

    A sense of safety and security in childhood is integrally tied to mental and physical health later in life—as well as emotional wellbeing, and the formation of the coping mechanisms that allow a person to deal with later adversity in ways that do not involve killing. It is this sense that can be undermined sometimes even by the best of intentions.”

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SOCIAL MEDIA

    • Pew Internet
    • 03/01/18

    The median American uses three of these eight social platforms… Facebook and YouTube dominate this landscape, as notable majorities of U.S. adults use each of these sites. At the same time, younger Americans (especially those ages 18 to 24) stand out for embracing a variety of platforms and using them frequently. Some 78% of 18- to 24-year-olds use Snapchat, and a sizeable majority of these users (71%) visit the platform multiple times per day.”

STEM

    • Fondation Helvetica
    • 02/27/18

    What should students be learning for the 21st century? This conference will discuss top-level changes in the Mathematics school curriculum, regarding what branches and topics should be added or emphasized and why, and just as crucially, what should be de-emphasized or removed.”

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Every week I send out articles I encounter from around the web. Subject matter ranges from hard knowledge about teaching to research about creativity and cognitive science to stories from other industries that, by analogy, inform what we do as educators. This breadth helps us see our work in new ways.

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