The Educator's Notebook

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

Topic: curriculum

    • New York Times
    • 03/18/24
    “In the three years since Orange’s novel became a mainstay of the Millennium Art curriculum, pass rates for students taking the Advanced Placement literature exam have more than doubled. Last year, 21 out of 26 students earned college credit, surpassing state and global averages. The majority of them, said Ouimet, wrote about “There There.””
    • EdWeek
    • 02/05/24
    “As part of the curriculum redesign—which district leaders credit with more than doubling the number of schools that receive recognition from the state for high achievement—Maxlow in 2021 helped create a student-internship program. High school students can apply for a job to help conduct annual reviews of the district’s curriculum and classroom activities. The approximately […]
    • Teachers College
    • 12/15/23
    “Four eighth-grade English language arts teachers, initially most concerned about their students’ disinterest in reading, stopped assigning any particular book and instead gave students wide access to books written for young adults, let them choose what to read (or not), and gave them time to read and openly discuss the books. We studied these classrooms […]

ADOLESCENCE

AI

    • Myra Roldan
    • 07/23/23
    “AI systems are taking on repetitive, physically demanding, or hazardous roles, allowing human workers to engage in more intricate tasks — this is where the term “blue-collar AI” comes in, these are roles that do not require the individual to have deep data science skills, be a researcher, or to build complex algorithms. “Blue-collar AI” […]
    • New York Times
    • 06/02/23
    ““Programming will be obsolete,” Matt Welsh, a former engineer at Google and Apple, predicted recently… Welsh’s argument, which ran earlier this year in the house organ of the Association for Computing Machinery, carried the headline, “The End of Programming,” but there’s also a way in which A.I. could mark the beginning of a new kind […]

ARTS

ASSESSMENT

ATHENA

BEST

CHARACTER

CODING

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

COMPUTER SCIENCE

CREATIVITY

CURRICULUM

DISCUSSION

    • Atlantic
    • 12/22/13
    “Conversations are messy–full of pauses and interruptions and topic changes and assorted awkwardness. But the messiness is what allows for true exchange. It gives participants the time–and, just as important, the permission–to think and react and glean insights.”

DIVERSITY/INCLUSION

ELEMENTARY

HIGHER ED

HUMANITIES

LANGUAGE

LEADERSHIP

PEDAGOGY

READING/WRITING

SELECT

STEM

SUSTAINABILITY

TECH

TECHNOLOGY

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.

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Peter Nilsson

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