The Educator's Notebook

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

Topic: workplace

    • Gallup
    • 04/29/24
    “Recognition isn’t just about feeling good. Gallup research shows that consistent recognition for doing good work has a direct influence on the key performance measures that we use to evaluate our schools. Teachers who receive regular recognition and praise: are more productive, are more engaged at work, are more likely to stay with their school, […]
    • Pew Research
    • 04/04/24
    “These findings are based on a survey of 2,531 U.S. public K-12 teachers conducted Oct. 17-Nov. 14, 2023, using the RAND American Teacher Panel. The survey looks at the following aspects of teachers’ experiences: Teachers’ job satisfaction, How teachers manage their workload, Problems students are facing at public K-12 schools, Challenges in the classroom, Teachers’ […]
    • EdWeek
    • 01/03/24
    “To make sense of the state of the profession, Education Week compiled some of the most significant findings related to teachers that were published this year. Much of this research comes from the EdWeek Research Center’s own surveys, which went out regularly to nationally representative samples of teachers, principals, and district leaders to gauge their […]

ADOLESCENCE

AI

BEST

CHARACTER

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

COMPENSATION

CREATIVITY

DIVERSITY/INCLUSION

HAPPINESS

HIGHER ED

LEADERSHIP

PD

PEDAGOGY

PRODUCTIVITY

READING/WRITING

    • Fast Company
    • 10/09/14
    “Misinterpretation tends to comes in two forms: neutral or negative. So we dull positive notes (largely because the lack of emotional cues makes us less engaged with the message), and we assume the worst in questionable ones… Face-to-face interaction took more reported effort… but also resulted in more positive ratings of the partner’s character, and […]

SELECT

STEM

    • MIT Sloan Management Review
    • 12/05/22
    “How can managers and organizations that need or want to leverage these technologies protect multiple values in their decisions and routines to avoid the tyranny of technique? We propose that adhering to three principles can help: 1) Beware of proxies and scaling effects. 2) Strategically insert human interventions into your algorithmic decision-making. 3) Create evaluative […]

TECH

WORKPLACE

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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