December 20 - December 27, 2015

A short issue, but with some real gems, and since there are so few, take a browse for what compels you most!

Happy holidays!


FEATURED ARTICLES

          A History Of The Purported Decline Of The Humanities
          Aeon, 12/17/15
          "By the 1970s, the significance of these non-economic returns to higher education
          was recognized across the OECD, highlighting the futility of 'manpower planning'.
          As the OECD put it, students had their own ideas of what to study.  This student
          demand was a natural expressions of contemporary ideas of democratisation,
          widening participation, and the emerging value structure of the new student
          generation, comprising goals such as 'self-fulfillment', 'quality of life' and
          'individual development'."


ASSESSMENT

          Reflection on In-Class vs Take-Home Exams
          Atlantic, 12/21/15

DIVERSITY/INCLUSION

          Rebecca Solnit On Reading Lolita and Being Oppressed
          Literary Hub, 12/17/15

LEADERSHIP

          Minimally Invasive Management: A Primer
          Kleiner Perkins, 10/31/13

MINDFULNESS

          Another Small Study Shows Benefits Of Mindfulness In Schools
          Reuters, 12/18/15

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

          One Teacher's Experience Shadowing A Student
          Kappan, 12/1/15

PEDAGOGY

          Recommendations For Teaching Vocabulary
          ASCD, 7/9/15

          7 Tips For Asking Good Questions In Class
          ASCD, 1/8/15

TECH

          2015 Year End Report On MOOCs: Enrollment Skyrockets
          Class Central, 12/21/15

          2015 Year In Review: The Rise Of The Independent EdTech Space
          Hack Education, 12/21/15

          Self-Driving Cars By 2020?  Seems Like The Current Timeline!
          Yahoo, 12/21/15

OTHER

          A 2016 Education Conference Schedule
          EdSurge, 12/23/15

          Elements Of A Hit (In Different Industries)
          Wall Street Journal, 12/22/15

          Spoilers: Do We Enjoy Stories More When We Know The Ending?
          Observer, 12/18/15

          A Short History Of Information Overload
          The American Interest, 12/17/15