May 11 - May 18, 2014

FEATURED ARTICLES

          Head of School Tells Parents to "Back Off"
          Huffington Post, 5/7/14
          "Bring the kids to the fields or courts or gym, tell them to make the rules and referee
          themselves, and then go walk a long way off."

          Do Buildings or Culture Affect Student Achievement More?
          Forbes, 5/9/14
          "It has long been known that various aspects of the built environment impact on 
          people in buildings, but this is the first time a holistic assessment has been made 
          that successfully links the overall impact directly to learning rates in schools."


ADMISSIONS

          NY Times Features 4 College Admissions Essays about Money
          New York Times, 5/9/14

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

          Prolific Reader Intuitively Identifies Principles of Cognitive Science
          Farnam Street, 5/7/14

          Walking in Nature Improves Short Term Memory by 20%
          PsyBlog, 1/7/09

          Note-Taking By Hand Is More Effective Than On A Laptop
          Academia.edu, 4/23/14

CREATIVITY

          Lessons on Creativity from Bill Watterson
          Fast Company, 5/7/14

          Career Advice for Creative People from Daily Show Head Writer
          Fast Company, 5/13/14

          Pranks Feed Creativity.  Should We Encourage Them?
          Time, 5/9/14

CURRICULUM

          The Importance of Disciplines in an Interdisciplinary World
          Stanford Report, 5/15/14

          Coding Grows in Grade Schools
          New York Times, 5/10/14

DIVERSITY

          A Social History (and Future) of the "Bro"
          Pacific Standard, 5/6/14

          Harvard Adds Privilege-Checking to Kennedy School Orientation
          New York Magazine, 5/13/14

          Does Race Affect Email Response Rate from Professors?
          New York Times, 5/9/14

HIGHER ED

          For Promoting Future Success: Care > Selectivity
          New York Times, 5/7/14

HUMANITIES 

          Is Teaching Ethical Behavior Really Possibly Through Classes?
          Stanford News, 5/13/14

PEDAGOGY 

          HarvardWrites: A Resource for Teaching Writing
          Harvard Writes, 5/1/14

READING/WRITING 

          Reading on Paper Continues to Drive Deeper Comprehension
          Wired, 5/1/14

          Top 20 Most Read Books by Grade Level: K-12
          Renaissance Learning, 5/1/14

          Reading for Pleasure Continues to Decline Among Children
          Common Sense Media, 5/12/14

          A Different Take on Why Kids Aren't Reading
          Forbes, 5/13/14

TECH

          Clayton Christensen on the Future of MOOCs
          Boston Globe, 5/9/13

WORKPLACE

          11 Tips for Avoiding Burnout
          99u, 4/26/14

OTHER

          Non-Prescription Stimulant Use is Not Increasing
          Forbes, 5/9/14

          Are Today's Students Less Able to Engage Opposing Views?
          Daily Beast, 5/13/14