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."

          Should Academic Advisors Be Faculty or Professional Advisors?
          New York Times, 4/11/14
          "To Dr. Jones, Temple's plethora of professional advisers is not indicative of 
          administrative bloat but essential in 'making sure students don't drop out when 
          they don't have to.'"

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

MINDFULNESS 

          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