June 29 - July 6, 2014

Linda Darling-Hammond chimes in on the importance of collaborative PD, insight into where consciousness lives, and more.  Plus, dig into this week's focus on the year in Diversity news.

FEATURED ARTICLES

          Darling-Hammond and PISA: Why Teacher PD Matters Most
          Huffington Post, 6/30/14
          "OECD studies show that higher-performing countries intentionally focus on 
          creating teacher collaboration that results in more skillful teaching and strong 
          student achievement.  U.S. researchers have also found that school achievement is 
          much stronger where teachers work in collaborative teams that plan and learn 
          together.  Teachers repeatedly confirm that opportunities to work with their 
          colleagues often determine where they are willing to work."


ADOLESCENCE

          Safety First: Adolescents Develop Fear Before Reasoning
          New York Times, 6/29/14

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

          Sleep, Sleep, Sleep.  Is It a "Competitive Advantage?"
          New York Times, 6/27/14

          Scientists Might Have Found the Seat of Consciousness in the Brain
          New Scientist, 7/2/14

CREATIVITY

          To Get Better at Teaching and Be More Creative: Do Something Else
          99u, 6/30/14

HUMANITIES

          Can We Allow Ourselves to Accept Rap as Poetry?
          Daily Beast, 6/29/14

PEDAGOGY

          Why Breaks are Strategies for Maximizing Learning (cf. Finland)
          Atlantic, 6/30/14

PD

          Summer Travel Grants for Teachers
          Edutopia, 7/1/14

STEM

          A New School Built Entirely Around Math
          KQED, 7/1/14

TECH

          Getting the Facts Straight on Young Kids and Digital Tools
          Brilliant Blog, 7/2/14

          Is Ed Tech Widening the Achievement Gap?
          Slate, 6/25/14

WORKPLACE

          What if Everyone Knew Everyone Else's Salary?
          NPR, 7/2/14

          Shaping a Career, Beginning to End
          Fast Company, 3/17/14

OTHER

          Why Start a Private School in Harlem?
          Washington Post, 7/2/14

          NYPL Revises Library Plans Again.  Will They Get It Right This Time?
          Wall Street Journal, 6/29/14


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FEATURE ISSUE: DIVERSITY 

          Can You Balance Representation and Aspiration in School Promos?
          NPR, 12/19/13

          Intercultural Experience Deepens Thinking
          Brilliant Blog, 2/5/14

          Private Schools, Race, and the NFL
          New York Times, 2/20/14

          Group Affiliation is Stronger than Racial Affiliation
          New Scientist, 2/27/14

          What Happens When Diversity is Overrepresented in Flyers
          Brilliant Blog, 3/10/14

          How to Promote Diversity in Post-Affirmative Action States
          New York Times, 4/22/14

          Princeton Op-Ed Kicks Off National "Check Your Privilege" Convo
          New York Times, 5/2/14

          Can 12 Minutes of Exercise Close the Achievement Gap?
          Pacific Standard, 6/13/14