June 19 - June 26, 2016

Several interesting groupings this week, including articles on grit and failure, on burnout and resilience, on using tech and on avoiding tech.  Lots to put on your Sunday morning summer reading list!

Enjoy!


FEATURED ARTICLES

"Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure"
Harvard Business Review, 6/24/16
"We often take a militaristic, 'tough' approach to resilience and grit... We believe that the longer we tough it out, the tougher we are, and therefore the more successful we will be.  However, this entire conception is scientifically inaccurate.  The very lack of a recovery period is dramatically holding back our collective ability to be resilient and successful.  Research has found that there is a direct correlation between lack of recovery and increased incidence of health and safety problems."



CHARACTER

Alfie Kohn Continues To Push Against The "Productive Failure" Narrative
Alfie Kohn, 6/23/16



COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Exercise At What Time Best Helps Learning?
Inc., 6/22/16

What We Know About Why We Sleep (From 2007)
Harvard Medical School, 12/18/07



CREATIVITY

Meditation On Cognitive Load And Creativity
New York Times, 6/17/16



DIVERSITY/INCLUSION

Books For Elementary School Kids With Diverse Characters
KQED, 6/20/16



HIGHER ED

'Student As Customer' Reaches Absurd Proportions
New York Times, 6/22/16



HUMANITIES

'Refugee Tales' - A Modern Retelling Of The Canterbury Tales
Guardian, 6/13/16

George Washington: Not An Intellectual, But An Avid, Practical Reader
Farnam Street, 6/13/16



LEADERSHIP

Why Big Organizations Get Left Behind, And 3 Horizons For Change
Steve Blank, 6/23/16



PEDAGOGY

Theater Is Used Increasingly To Teach History
Atlantic, 6/8/16

Professors Are Sending More Students To Wikipedia... To Edit It
Washington Post, 6/20/16



READING/WRITING

On The Resilience Of Text, And Why We Won't Be All Video In 10 Years
LA Times, 6/23/16



TECH

GSV Shares Vision For Future Of Education
Global Silicon Valley, 6/24/16

MIT Makes A Makerspace
MIT, 6/22/16

Your Phone Might Be Locked Up At The Next Concert You Attend
Washington Post, 6/16/16



WORKPLACE

Defining Burnout - And How To Recover From It
Harvard Business Review, 6/20/16



OTHER

Pocket-Sized Golden Ratio Finder
Swissmiss, 6/20/16