The Educator's Notebook

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

Educator’s Notebook #238 (June 3, 2018)

    • Gallup
    • 05/31/18

    “A meta-analysis of more than 40 studies on diversity and inclusion training found that training is effective when it meets these three conditions: 1. the training is complemented by other diversity initiatives. 2. the training targets both awareness and skills development. 3. the training is conducted over a significant period of time.”

ADOLESCENCE

ASSESSMENT

ATHENA

    • Edutopia
    • 05/31/18

    “Unlike Wikipedia, Yelp, and Airbnb, most OER websites have failed to attract a large and active audience, have no widely adopted mechanism for ranking or maintaining the quality and timeliness of the materials, and lag behind industry standards of design and usability.”

ATHLETICS

CHARACTER

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

    • Scientific American
    • 05/29/18

    “Students are more successful when they space out their study sessions over time, experience the material in multiple modalities, test themselves on the material as part of their study practices, and elaborate on material to make meaningful connections rather than engaging in activities that involve simple repetition of information (e.g., making flashcards or recopying notes). These effective strategies were identified decades ago and have convincing and significant empirical support.”

    • Nautilus
    • 05/29/18

DIVERSITY/INCLUSION

HUMANITIES

LANGUAGE

LEADERSHIP

READING/WRITING

SOCIAL MEDIA

STEM

SUSTAINABILITY

TECH

WORKPLACE

Z-OTHER

Issues

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Peter Nilsson

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