The Educator's Notebook

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

Educator’s Notebook #358 (May 2, 2021)

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 04/29/21

    “Training has its uses. It can even save lives. (See CPR above.) But training is woefully inadequate when it comes to confronting social problems such as poverty, discrimination and racism. These are long-standing, knotty and complex issues that defy ready-made solutions. Any serious effort to address them must start with education, a process for which there are no shortcuts.”

    • TED
    • 04/01/21

    “It's being secure enough in your strengths to acknowledge your weaknesses. Having enough faith in your knowledge to recognize your ignorance. Being so determined to get it right that you're willing to admit when you're wrong.”

ASSESSMENT

    • Education Next
    • 11/02/20

    “When teachers evaluated student writing using a general grade-level scale, they were 4.7 percentage points more likely to consider the white child’s writing at or above grade level compared to the identical writing from a Black child. However, when teachers used a grading rubric with specific criteria, the grades were essentially the same.”

    • Cult of Pedagogy
    • 08/19/15

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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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Peter Nilsson

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