April 17 - April 24, 2016

Short but packed: science teachers might find the AAAS article on student misconceptions to be extraordinarily useful for understanding statistically how many students have misconceptions about certain topics in science.

The two cognitive science articles offer directly useful information about sleep and studying.

And, the feature article is mostly about leadership, and it's a compelling read on that alone.  I found it further interesting, however, when thinking about teachers as leaders.  How else does the article function with that in mind?



A History Of Leadership (With Parallels To A History Of Teaching)
New Yorker, 2/29/16
"Leaders, moreover, used to command; now they suggest.  Conceptually, at least, leadership and power have been decoupled.  In 1927, Personnel Journal cited an expert who defined leadership as 'the ability to impress the will of the leader on those led and induce obedience, respect, loyalty, and cooperation.' But after the Second World War the concept of leadership softened.  Leaders, it was said, weren't dictators or tyrants; instead of ordering us around, they influenced, motivated, and inspired us.  A distinction began to emerge between leadership, which was said to be inspirational, and management, which was seen as more punitive."


Despite Frenzy For Elite Schools, Nat'l College Admit Rate Is Stable
New York Times, 4/20/16


Anxiety By Gender, And Some Suggestions For How To Address It
New York Times, 4/21/16


9 Tips For Effective Studying
Guardian, 4/19/16

On Stress, Sleep, And Memory
The Minds Journal, 4/23/16


On Led Zeppelin, Lawsuits, And The Nature Of Creativity
New Yorker, 4/14/16


Should We Look More Closely At Political Diversity In Schools?
Chronicle of Higher Education, 4/1/16


An Imagined Obituary For Shakespeare
New York Times, 4/23/16


On The Blurred Lines Between Physics And... Biology?
Nautilus, 4/21/16

An Organized List Of Science Topics And Student Misconceptions
American Association for the Advancement Of Science, 4/24/16


Focus: "How To Say No To Things You Want To Do"
Harvard Business Review, 1/4/16


"10 Realities About Bullying"
KQED, 4/22/16

More Research On Note-Taking By Hand Vs. By Laptop
NPR, 4/17/16

On The Origins Of Laughter
The Conversation, 4/13/16