August 28 - September 4, 2016

It's Labor Day Weekend and school is starting up.

A few articles this week might get you started: the first and last articles in the newsletter look at systems of learning from high above.  And these articles are balanced by other, more close-up views, including a drone policy!

Enjoy!

FEATURED ARTICLES

A Distillation Of 170+ Cognitive Biases And Rules
Better Humans, 9/1/16
"Every cognitive bias is there for a reason--usually to save our brains time or energy.  If you look at them by the problem they're trying to solve, it becomes a lot easier to understand why they exist, how they're useful, and the trade-offs (and resulting) biases) that they introduce."



ADOLESCENCE

Texting And Driving: Why Kids Do It, And When They Meet The Results
YouTube/AT&T, 8/23/16



ATHLETICS

"Playing With A Concussion Doubles Recovery Time"
New York Times, 8/29/16



COGNITIVE SCIENCE

The Benefits Of The Multilingual Brain
YouTube/TedEd, 6/23/15



CURRICULUM

Walking Across The Stage: Perspectives On What Students Should Know
Atlantic, 8/30/16



DIVERSITY/INCLUSION

No Trigger Warnings Or Intellectually Safe Spaces At UChicago
New York Times, 8/26/16

Wesleyan President: Maybe Chicago Should Reconsider Trigger Warnings
Washington Post, 8/30/16

A Summary Of The UChicago Trigger Warning Flap--And Responses
Inside Higher Ed, 8/29/16

Georgetown Classifies Descendants Of GYU Slaves As Legacy Applicants
New York Times, 9/1/16



LANGUAGE

Meditation On Emojis As Language
Quartz, 8/31/16



READING/WRITING

Teaching Grammar Through Writing, Not Drills, Works Better
Atlantic, 2/25/14

"We Are Reading Less Literature"
Pacific Standard, 8/31/16



STEM

The Algorithm For Finding The Shortest Distance Between Two Points
Vice, 3/22/15



SUSTAINABILITY

Evaporative Cooling: Refrigerate Without Electricity
MIT Technology Review, 8/25/16



TECH

Looking For A Drone Policy At Your School?  Here's One.
Stanford, 8/29/16



WORKPLACE

8 Perspectives On What Classrooms Of The Future Will Look Like
Atlantic, 9/2/16

Suggestions For Taking Restful Breaks
99u, 9/1/16



OTHER

A Theory Of Success: Cluster, Class, And Culture
Steve Blank, 8/19/16