June 12 - June 19, 2016

The Wall Street Journal analysis and visualization of rhyme and assonance in verse is--for someone keen on language, meter, rhyme, and/or rap--simply stunning in its facility for analysis in a clearly digestible way.  Highly recommended for anyone who listens to the sounds of words.

Also, in a culture that increasingly emphasizes skills and character (essential considerations, of course), the role of content--deep, compelling content--has seemed to be diminished.  Two articles this week, in pedagogy, argue that content remains crucial: the soil in which our skills and character are planted.

FEATURED ARTICLES

Analyze and Visualize Rhyme And Assonance (via "Hamilton")
Wall Street Journal, 6/6/16
"Let's start with the first verse of the musical's opening number.  Our algorithm breaks words into their component sounds and then groups similar-sounding syllables into rhyme families, which are color-coded... Now it's your turn.  Paste in English lyrics, poetry or text and our algorithm will try to highlight similar-sounding syllables to reveal rhymes and repetitions."



ADOLESCENCE

"Teens Who Vape May Be More Likely To Smoke Cigarettes Later"
ABC News, 6/13/16



COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Making Art Lowers Stress (In Limited Testing...)
Pacific Standard, 6/16/16



DIVERSITY/INCLUSION

How Teacher Behaviors May Influence Interracial Friendships
Atlantic, 6/14/16



LANGUAGE

On The Death (And Birth?) Of Languages, And the Online Space
Priceonomics, 6/14/16



LEADERSHIP

Sleep: A Resource For Good Leaders
Harvard Business Review, 6/15/16



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

On Teachers Observing Teachers
NPR, 6/18/16



PEDAGOGY

Course Content: Key To Motivation
KQED, 6/13/16

How Content Expertise Fuels Constructivist Learning (& Teaching)
Brilliant Blog, 6/15/16



STEM

Conversation With Mitch Resnick About The Maker Movement
EdSurge, 5/23/16



SUSTAINABILITY

New Way Of Making Hydrogen Fuel From Water
Stanford, 6/17/16



TECH

Adaptive Learning: Not So Sure It Works... Yet
e-Literate, 6/13/16



WORKPLACE

A Few Studies About How Office Dress Code Affects Behavior
Inc., 6/14/16



OTHER

Ideas About How Awe Influences Sense Of Pace, Time
Creativity Post, 6/13/16

A Full Length Parody Of The New Yorker: Ads, Articles, Everything
0s-1s, 6/20/16