October 25 - November 1, 2015

Lots of old and new this week:  Research old history to make meaningful new work.  Upgrade from the old common app to a new common app.  The old SAT is dropping for the new SAT... Watch the story of an old president told in a new form and style.  The connections between the two have always seems obvious and natural--this week offers a nice case study.

Worth highlighting is the form of the Greenland article under Sustainability.  It's another of the NYT's great mixed media pieces.

Otherwise: a short issue this week, a small but interesting selection.

Enjoy!

FEATURED ARTICLES

          3 Broad Tips For Promoting Meaningful, Creative Work
          Fast Company, 12/21/13
          "Prospecting and mining the past to gain a deep understanding of where things
          come from and why they exist is hugely important to creating meaningful new
          things."


ADMISSIONS

          A New (Selective?) Common App.  Is It More Or Less Stressful?
          New York Times, 10/26/15

ASSESSMENT

          The New SAT
          New York Times, 10/28/15

DIVERSITY/INCLUSION

          Exposure To Diversity In College Correlates With Engagement, Value
          Gallup, 10/28/15

MINDFULNESS

          NYC Schools Build Mindfulness Into The School Day
          New York Times, 10/23/15

PEDAGOGY

          Lessons From Flipping Classes: 100 Videos Later
          Edutopia, 10/19/15

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

          Key Insights About Effective Collaboration
          Stanford, 10/16/15

READING/WRITING

          The Story Of Cuneiform, Some Of Our Earliest Writing
          Smithsonian, 10/20/15

SUSTAINABILITY

          Scientists Fly Drone Over Greenland, Measure Rivers, Sinkholes
          New York Times, 10/27/15

OTHER

          20,000 NYC Public School Kids Get Free Tickets To "Hamilton"
          New York Times, 10/27/15