The Educator's Notebook

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

Topic: cognitive science

ADOLESCENCE

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CREATIVITY

CURRICULUM

DIVERSITY

ELEMENTARY

HEALTH

    • Stanford
    • 05/29/24
    “In a survey of nearly 75,000 adults, researchers compared the participants’ preferred sleep timing, known as chronotype, with their actual sleep behavior. They determined that regardless of one’s preferred bedtime, everyone benefits from turning in early. Morning larks and night owls alike tended to have higher rates of mental and behavioral disorders if they stayed […]

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SELECT

SOCIAL MEDIA

    • New York Times
    • 10/20/17
    Ideological leanings and viewing choices are conscious, downstream factors that come into play only after automatic cognitive biases have already had their way, abetted by the algorithms and social nature of digital interactions.”

STEM

    • Behavioral Scientist
    • 12/15/23
    “We ascribe meaning too readily to the clustering that randomness produces, and, consequently, we deduce that there is some generative force behind the pattern. We are hardwired to do this.”
    • William Chase
    • 03/31/20
    “Why haven’t I joined the throng of folks making charts, maps, dashboards, trackers, and models of COVID19? Two reasons: (1) I dislike reporting breaking news, and (2) I believe this is a case of “the more you know, the more you realize you don’t know” (a.k.a. the Dunning-Kruger effect, see chart below). So, I decided […]
    • Psychology Today
    • 08/18/18
    Routine practice and drilling—especially when coupled with corrective feedback and ambitious but attainable goal-setting—should help students learn better. Such distributed practice is “necessary if not sufficient for acquiring expertise.” Procedural fluency and conceptual understanding influence each other bidirectionally over time.”
    • New York Times
    • 08/26/17
    • New York Magazine
    • 09/21/16

TECH

TECH/AI: EDUCATION

    • Marc Watkins
    • 05/10/24
    “For every utopian-styled use case we imagine for this technology and its impact on student learning, we must balance it with the ways these tools are increasingly marketed on social media to students not as a learning aid, but as another method to disengage and check out of the learning process.”

VISUAL DESIGN

    • William Chase
    • 03/31/20
    “Why haven’t I joined the throng of folks making charts, maps, dashboards, trackers, and models of COVID19? Two reasons: (1) I dislike reporting breaking news, and (2) I believe this is a case of “the more you know, the more you realize you don’t know” (a.k.a. the Dunning-Kruger effect, see chart below). So, I decided […]
    • Fast Company
    • 07/07/17
    We have both a “ventral” visual system that processes information such as shape and color and a “dorsal” spatial system that processes things like location and distance. When these two systems are prompted to work in concert—as the animated features of Prezi prompt them to do—it enhances our memory and comprehension.”

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Issues

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.

Readers include teachers, school leaders, university overseers, conference organizers, think tank workers, startup founders, nonprofit leaders, and people who are simply interested in what’s happening in education. They say it helps them keep tabs on what matters most in the conversation surrounding schools, teaching, learning, and more.

Peter Nilsson

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