The Educator's Notebook

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Educator’s Notebook #398 (November 6, 2022)

    • Atlantic
    • 10/30/22

    “The analytics revolution, which began with the movement known as Moneyball, led to a series of offensive and defensive adjustments that were, let’s say, catastrophically successful… the quantitative revolution in culture is a living creature that consumes data and spits out homogeneity… It sacrifices diversity for the sake of familiarity. It solves finite games at the expense of infinite games… In a world that will only become more influenced by mathematical intelligence, can we ruin culture through our attempts to perfect it?”

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 10/26/22

    ““The essays that students turn in are about to get a lot better,” Ethan Mollick, associate professor of management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, tweeted recently. “I just tried Moonbeam and it produced an outline & credible undergraduate essay with just the prompt ‘Legitimation and startups.’ And that is without human intervention, which would help.” In fact, Mollick misspelled the title as “legimation,” and the system corrected the error in the essay.”

CHARACTER

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

CREATIVITY

CURRICULUM

DIVERSITY/INCLUSION

HUMANITIES

LEADERSHIP

PD

PEDAGOGY

    • Talking With Teachers
    • 11/03/22

    “Rigor doesn’t mean that the outcome of the assignment – the grade, the praise, the punishment – should make life difficult. It means that the task itself should make life difficult. “

READING/WRITING

STEM

TECH

WORKPLACE

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Peter Nilsson

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