The Educator's Notebook

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

Topic: pedagogy

    • Harvard
    • 03/11/24
    “When teaching about specific issues, professors should pivot from yes-or-no debates to “under what circumstances.” For example, instead of assigning an essay on “Do you support mask mandates?” she suggests tweaking the prompt to “Under what circumstances may authorities require people to wear personal protective equipment?” Removing binaries and de-emphasizing existing political labels, she writes, […]
    • Dan Meyer
    • 03/06/24
    “All good tasks should be, by design or fortunate accident, “low threshold, high ceiling”. Low threshold so that nearly all people can make a start and high ceiling so that there’s always some higher order avenue to work towards.”
    • Hechinger Report
    • 01/22/24
    “The first thing to notice is that the two groups of scholars are arguing about two different things. The inquiry critics pointed out that inquiry wasn’t great at helping students learn content and skills. The inquiry defenders emphasize that inquiry is better at helping students develop conceptual understandings. Different teaching methods may be better for […]
    • Sense and Sensation
    • 12/15/23
    “While AI can help students analyze text, identify detail in an image, and structure a work of writing, only the student can apply this understanding to her world. Only the student can integrate new understanding into his school community and personal relationships. Only the student can practice new habits based on new ideas and understanding […]

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CHARACTER

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COMMUNITY

CREATIVITY

CURIOSITY

CURRICULUM

DIVERSITY/INCLUSION

EARLY CHILDHOOD

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HISTORY OF EDUCATION

    • Twitter
    • 11/16/18
    “Personalized learning is not new. Know your history. It predates Silicon Valley and it pre-dates educational computing and it most certainly pre-dates Khan Academy… Educational psychologists have been building machines to do this — supposedly to function like a tutor — for almost 100 years.”

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LANGUAGE

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MINDFULNESS

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READING/WRITING

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TECH

TECH/AI: EDUCATION

    • Dan Meyer
    • 03/06/24
    “All good tasks should be, by design or fortunate accident, “low threshold, high ceiling”. Low threshold so that nearly all people can make a start and high ceiling so that there’s always some higher order avenue to work towards.”
    • Sense and Sensation
    • 12/15/23
    “While AI can help students analyze text, identify detail in an image, and structure a work of writing, only the student can apply this understanding to her world. Only the student can integrate new understanding into his school community and personal relationships. Only the student can practice new habits based on new ideas and understanding […]

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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.

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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