March 23 - March 30, 2014

FEATURED ARTICLES

          Academic and Non-Academic Effects of Excess Homework
          Brilliant Blog, 3/22/14
          "Students who did more hours of homework experienced greater behavioral 
          engagement in school.  But there were many negative effects of heavy homework 
          loads, too, as enumerated in a Stanford University press release about the study."

          How Helping Kids With Homework Doesn't Always Help Kids 
          Atlantic, 3/19/14
          "Most measurable forms of parental involvement seem to yield few academic 
          dividends for kids, or even backfire--regardless of parent's race, class, or level 
          of education."


ADOLESCENCE 

          Why So Many Young Adult Dystopias?
          Slate, 3/21/14

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

          Humor Makes Us More Resilient, Creative, and... Intelligent!
          Wall Street Journal, 3/21/14

          Can Understanding Color Help Us Understand Decision-Making?
          Fast Company, 3/20/14

CREATIVITY

          Analogies: A Key To Unlock Creative Insight
          Brilliant Blog, 3/26/14

          We're More Creative When We're... Groggy?
          British Psychological Society, 1/18/12

          5 Lessons on Organizational Creativity from Pixar Alumni
          Fast Company, 3/26/14

DISPOSITIONS

          How Do We Learn Empathy?
          Farnam Street, 3/17/14

          Embracing Failure: Friendster and Silicon Valley
          New York Magazine, 3/25/14

DIVERSITY 

          How Stereotype Threat Hurts Athletes... and How to Fix It
          Stanford University, 3/26/14

LEADERSHIP

          Change: If You Don't Try It, It Doesn't Work (via Atul Gawande)
          Incidental Economist, 3/15/14

          7 Books for Leaders
          Farnam Street, 3/19/14

PEDAGOGY

          Deconstructing the Pedagogy of Textbooks
          Clint Lalonde, 3/27/14

PRODUCTIVITY 

          How To Be Less Busy: Do Less
          Guardian, 3/24/14

READING/WRITING 

          On Writing Short
          New York Times, 3/24/14

          How We Use Punctuation Differently in a Digital Age
          Atlantic, 3/19/14

          Should Digital Reading and Writing (of Email) Simulate Hard Copy?
          Fast Company, 3/11/14

TECH

          Former Yale President To Lead Coursera
          EdSurge, 3/24/14

OTHER

          Invest in Students (Literally), So They Can Pay for College, Then You
          Pacific Standard, 3/26/14

          Notes from the First Global Education and Skills Forum
          Forbes, 3/22/14

          Kids Need to Explore.  Here's a Playground to Enable Just That.
          Atlantic, 3/19/14

          New Libraries: Platform, Place, Facilitator, Garden [online book]
          Medium, 2/21/14