April 13 - April 20, 2014

FEATURED ARTICLES

          A New Look at Service Learning... or Rather: Learning Service
          Stanford Social Innovation Review, 4/8/14
          "The reality is that designing an intervention whereby young and inexperienced 
          volunteers effectively and sustainably 'help' a community overseas--one that speaks 
          a different language and has different cultural assumptions--is extremely difficult."

          Oopah.  It Turns Out the SAT *Does* Predict College Success?
          Slate, 4/14/14
          "Contrary to popular belief, it's not just first-year college GPA that SAT scores 
          predict.  In a four-year study... [researchers] found that test score (SAT or ACT - 
          whichever the student took) correlated strongly with cumulative GPA at the end 
          of the fourth year."


COGNITIVE SCIENCE

          14 Insights Into Willpower and Decision-Making
          Business Insider, 4/15/14

CREATIVITY 

          Do People with Hobbies Demonstrate Better Job Skills?
          Pacific Standard, 4/16/14

          James Patterson Shares His Storytelling Strategies
          Fast Company, 4/16/14

CURRICULUM

          Schools Begin Integrating Coding Bootcamps Into Their Curricula
          Fast Company, 4/16/14

DISPOSITIONS

          How to Promote Morality in Children
          New York Times, 4/11/14

HIGHER ED

          How Big is the Employment Gap for PhDs?
          Priceonomics, 10/11/13

HUMANITIES

          Schools Still Ban Books?
          Guardian, 4/14/14

          Gopnik and Gilbert Discuss the "Great American Novel" [podcast]
          New Yorker, 4/14/14

          Shakespeare's Play in 3-Panel Webcomics [humor]
          io9, 4/6/14

LEADERSHIP

          School Leaders Should Visit More Classrooms
          EdSurge, 4/11/14

TOPIC 

          Do Nothing More.  The Art of Idleness, and Its Benefits
          Farnam Street, 4/8/14

          Micro-Meditation: Mindfulness for Busy People
          Harvard Business Review, 3/31/14

PEDAGOGY

          Students Need Regular Cumulative Reviews to Solidify Learning
          Educational Leadership, 4/1/14

READING/WRITING

          3 Steps for Teaching Writing from Model Texts
          Educational Leadership, 4/1/14

          Which Comes First: Writing or Critical Thinking?
          Educational Leadership, 4/1/14

TECH

          Unplugging is Really A Celebration of Plugging In.
          New Yorker, 3/19/14

          More Research: Comprehension is Higher with Print Books
          Brilliant Blog, 4/10/14

          Teachers (Even Techno-Thusiasts) Are Tired of "Digital" Learning
          EdSurge, 4/11/14

VISUAL DESIGN

          How To Make Your Data Tables Look Much, Much Better
          Darkhorse Analytics, 3/27/14

WORKPLACE 

          How to Build Your Personalized Productivity Schedule
          Quartz, 4/17/14

OTHER

          Pen-Spinners In Class?  Here's Something for Them to Aspire To
          Kuma Films/YouTube, 12/4/13

          When and How Should Parents Be Involved In School?
          New York Times, 4/12/14

          The Honor Code Collapses at One School
          New York Times, 4/11/14

          Are Schools Antifragile?  Do We Become Stronger Under Stress?
          Farnam Street, 4/7/14

          Harry Potter Fans Rejoice: The Hogwarts MOOC is Here
          Slate, 4/14/14

April 6 - April 13, 2014

FEATURED ARTICLES

          Research Finds Screen-Reading Diminishes Comprehension
          Washington Post, 4/6/14
          "With so much information, hyperlinked test, videos alongside words and 
          interactivity everywhere, our brains form shortcuts to deal with it all -- scanning, 
          searching for key words, scrolling up and down quickly.  This is nonlinear reading, 
          and it has been documented in academic studies.  Some researchers believe that for 
          many people, this style of reading is beginning to invade when dealing with other 
          mediums as well."

          What Skills Will We Need For Future Employment?
          Farnam Street, 4/1/14
          "1. Human-computer teams are the best teams.  2. The person working the smart 
          machine doesn't have to be an expert in the task at hand.  3. Below some critical 
          level of skill, adding a man to the machine will make the team less effective than the 
          machine working alone.  4. Knowing one's limits is more important than it used 
          to be."


COGNITIVE SCIENCE

          Live in the Now... Which, It Turns Out, Might be 15 Seconds Long
          Quartz, 4/6/14

CREATIVITY

          To Judge Creativity, Deconstruct It
          Pacific Standard, 4/4/14

CURRICULUM

          Is Visual Literacy More or Less Important Than Reading and Writing?
          New Scientist, 4/7/14

DISPOSITIONS

          Two New Books On the Power of Failure
          New York Times, 4/3/14

          7 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People
          Fast Company, 4/8/14

DIVERSITY

          How to Overcome the Challenges of Being a First Generation Student
          Brilliant Blog, 4/7/14

HUMANITIES 

          Shakespeare: Better on the Stage or Page?
          Guardian, 4/8/14

          Beyond 1984: Other Literary Metaphors for our Information State
          Atlantic, 4/9/14

          On "Like," Language, and Enrichment Through Slang
          New York Times, 4/5/14

GRADE INFLATION

          Yale Crunches the Numbers on Grade Inflation
          Yale Magazine, 10/1/13

          A Head of School Reflects on Causes and Effects of Grade Inflation
          Musings from the Head, 3/27/14

PEDAGOGY

          10 Reinventions of the College Lecture
          New York Times, 4/8/14

READING/WRITING

          The Ideal Length of Tweets, FB Posts, and Other Digital Text
          Fast Company, 4/7/14

          Reading Banned Books Correlates with Increased Civic Engagement
          Pacific Standard, 4/10/14

STEM

          $5 Chemistry Set Inspired by a Music Box
          Stanford, 4/8/14

TECH

          The Problems with Big Data
          New York Times, 4/6/14

WORKPLACE

          Rapture? French Labor Union Prohibits Checking Email at Night
          NPR, 4/10/14

OTHER

          A Customer Approach to School Design
          NAIS, 4/1/14

          Caffeine is Being Promoted as an Athletic Enhancement
          Vox, 4/10/14

          Comic Sans--The World's Most Hated Font--Gets a Makeover
          Washington Post, 4/7/14