The Educator's Notebook

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

Topic: language

    • NPR
    • 03/01/24
    “”It is permissible in English for a preposition to be what you end a sentence with,” the dictionary publisher said in a post shared on Instagram last week. “The idea that it should be avoided came from writers who were trying to align the language with Latin, but there is no reason to suggest ending […]

ADOLESCENCE

BEST

CHARACTER

    • New York Review of Books
    • 05/13/17
    Using words to lie destroys language. Using words to cover up lies, however subtly, destroys language. Validating incomprehensible drivel with polite reaction also destroys language. This isn’t merely a question of the prestige of the writing art or the credibility of the journalistic trade: it is about the basic survival of the public sphere.”
    • Fast Company
    • 03/02/17

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

CREATIVITY

    • Phys
    • 12/14/22
    “I had a eureka moment in Cambridge. After 9 months trying to crack this problem, I was almost ready to quit, I was getting nowhere. So I closed the books for a month and just enjoyed the summer, swimming, cycling, cooking, praying and meditating. Then, begrudgingly I went back to work, and within minutes, as […]

CURRICULUM

DIVERSITY/INCLUSION

HUMANITIES

LANGUAGE

READING/WRITING

SOCIAL MEDIA

STEM

SUSTAINABILITY

TECH

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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