The Educator's Notebook

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

Educator’s Notebook #312 (November 10, 2019)

ADMISSIONS

ADOLESCENCE

ATHENA

ATHLETICS

CREATIVITY

DIVERSITY/INCLUSION

    • New York Times
    • 11/18/19

    “When young people arrive at college they are encouraged to keep this focus on themselves by student groups, faculty members and also administrators whose full-time job is to deal with — and heighten the significance of — “diversity issues.” Fox News and other conservative media outlets make great sport of mocking the “campus craziness” that surrounds such issues, and more often than not they are right to. Which only plays into the hands of populist demagogues who want to delegitimize learning in the eyes of those who have never set foot on a campus.”

HUMANITIES

INTERNATIONAL

LEADERSHIP

PEDAGOGY

READING/WRITING

    • Hechinger Report
    • 11/04/19

    “Motivation seems to be the key… If students love to write, because their peers as well as their teachers are eager to see what they have to say, then they will write with energy and pleasure. Perhaps more than any other subject, writing demands a supportive environment, in which students want to become better writers because they love the opportunity to express themselves, and to interact in writing with valued peers and teachers.”

STEM

TECH

Issues

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Peter Nilsson

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