June 7 - June 14, 2015

Good PD this week, and a fair amount under the category of reading and writing.

Also, in features: there's a tendency in our engineering-and-research-driven age to only build what evidence says is good, but Conrad Wolfram makes the case this week that this misses the way true change really happens.

Enjoy!

FEATURED ARTICLES

          ASU: What Are The Four Things Mentors Need To Know?
          Medium, 6/9/15
          "This training provides: (1) an explanation of roles and responsibilities for mentors,
           student teachers, and university supervisors; (2) an introduction to co-teaching;
           (3) a description of the rubric used to evaluate student teachers, so that there is a
           shared understanding of what 'proficient' teaching looks like; and (4) strategies for
           coaching a novice teacher at different stages of their development process."

          Don't Let Obsession Over Evidence Stifle Innovation
          Conrad Wolfram, 5/22/15
          "When you build something significantly new it isn't just a matter of formally
           assembling evidence from the past in a predictable way.  A leap is needed, or
           several.  Different insights.  A new viewpoint.  Often in practice these will occur
           from a mixture of observation, experience and what still appears to be very
           human-style intelligence.  But wherever it comes from, it isn't straightforwardly
           'evidence-led'."


CHARACTER

          When Discipline Is Left To The (Elementary) Students...
          Medium, 4/16/15

          ...And When Rules Are Replaced By Values
          Medium, 6/10/15

          Tips For Building Resilience 
          Harvard Graduate School of Education, 5/18/15

CREATIVITY

          An Algorithmic Approach To Measuring Creativity In Paintings
          MIT Technology Review, 6/10/15

DIVERSITY/INCLUSION

          When Different Races Get Different Treatment In Discipline
          Fordham Institute, 6/3/15

          4 Steps For Bringing More Women Into Senior Leadership
          Harvard Business Review, 5/25/15

EARLY CHILDHOOD

          Why Early Childhood Education Is Crucial For Life Success
          New York Times, 6/3/15

HUMANITIES

          Every Possible Humanities Dissertation, Reduced To Tweets
          New Yorker, 6/10/15

          First Mexican-American Named US Poet Laureate
          New York Times, 6/10/15

INTERNATIONAL

          The State Of Global Education
          Brookings, 6/1/15

MINDFULNESS

          5 Changes In The Brain, As A Result Of Meditation
          Washington Post, 5/26/15

PEDAGOGY

          Just How Much Can A Sense Of Purpose Influence Performance?
          KQED, 8/19/14

          On Designing Systems For Competency Based Learning
          Competency Works, 6/1/15

          How To Promote Four Types Of Engagement
          Harvard Graduate School of Education, 6/9/15

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

          What If Teachers Voluntarily Submitted Video For PD Analysis?
          Brookings, 6/11/15

          Mentorship (Like A Residency) For New Teachers
          Medium, 6/8/15

          20 General Tips For Improving Your Teaching And Your School
          Harvard Graduate School of Education, 5/27/15

READING/WRITING

          How To Build A Habit Of Reading
          99u, 6/10/15

          Bibliotherapy: Prescribed Reading For Life's Challenges
          New Yorker, 6/9/15

          "Metaphor Designer"... It's A Job!
          Aeon, 6/9/15

SUSTAINABILITY

          Can Every State Be 100% Renewable By 2050?  He Thinks So.
          Stanford, 6/8/15

TECH 

          Tech Is Not Changing Teaching.  (Teachers Change Teaching.)
          EdWeek, 6/11/15

          No Data Plan Or Wifi? Kids Now Text Using Bluetooth.
          TechCrunch, 6/8/15

          Minecraft, An Online Legos, Facilitates All Kinds Of Learning
          Boing Boing, 6/6/15

WORKPLACE

          Two Questions To Ask If You Are Fulfilled... Every Day
          Gallup, 6/12/15

OTHER

          What Is The History Of "Learning Networks"?
          Hack Education, 6/10/15

          Data Science Meets The History Of Music
          Priceonomics, 6/11/15

          School Design Innovation In 2015
          Medium, 1/27/15

          Ten Strategies To Learn Anything?
          World Economic Forum, 5/4/15