December 15 - December 22, 2013

More on non-cognitive skills, a call for new forms of PD, a stunning new perspective on learning, and more...

FEATURED ARTICLES

          A Paean to Academia, Scholarship, and Intellect
          New York Times, 12/9/13
          "Yes, I said to myself, this is what we do; we think about problems and puzzles 
          and try to advance the understanding of them."

          What's the Best Professional Development?
          EdSurge, 12/16/13
          "What we need are new (and constantly evolving) technologies built specifically 
          to allow educators to curate, create, share, and collaborate on the things that 
          matter to them personally."


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

          Teacher as Creator (via Common Core and PBL) 
          Edutopia, 12/17/13

          Is Teaching in the Bronx Different Than in the Suburbs?
          New York Times, 12/16/13

CURRICULUM

          Should We Teach Graphic Novels?
          Guardian, 12/18/13

          An Essay Against Writing Essays in College
          Slate, 12/13/13

          A Writer Learns to Code and is Surprised by the Result
          New York Times, 12/14/13

WORKPLACE

          Is Work Satisfaction the Tipping Point for Life Happiness?
          New York Times, 12/14/13

          How to Achieve Work Satisfaction
          Brain Pickings, 4/23/13

ASSESSMENT

          This Grade Inflation Memo is Hilarious (Parody)
          New York Times, 12/14/13

          What do High-Performing Nations Have in Common?
          New York Times, 12/8/13

HIGHER ED

          This Crop of Universities is Based on Competence, Not Course Credits
          New York Times, 10/29/13

NON-COGNITIVE SKILLS

          How to Promote Excellence Through Positive Framing
          Harvard Business Review, 12/19/13

          A Philosophical Argument for Failure
          New York Times, 12/15/13

          Revisiting Dweck: Is Praise Ever Appropriate?
          New York Magazine, 8/3/07

OTHER

          Can Plants Learn?  Re-understanding Intelligence [Paywall]
          New Yorker, 12/23/13

          ADD: 20 Years of Marketing and Growth
          New York Times, 12/14/13