March 5 - March 12, 2017

In the character section, the video entitled "10 Meter Jump" invites people who have never leapt from a 10 meter diving platform to try, and it records them doing so.  The result is a record of people--of all kinds--facing fear.  A fascinating lesson that has interesting analogical applications.

Also, I placed an asterisk (*) after the second to last article because, remarkably, it appears to plagiarize some of the article above it, quoting some parts of it and other times using a few sentences directly, without citing.  I try to circulate articles of good quality (though that manifests in different ways), but wanted to acknowledge this observation.  Still, the article has some helpful suggestions.

Lastly, George Saunders reflection on writing offers wonderful insight into the writing process, and creativity more broadly.

Enjoy!

FEATURED ARTICLES

Dr. Chris Emdin Electrifies SXSWedu: Culture, Trauma, and Schools EdSurge
"When a student is brilliant on the street corner but falling asleep in class, something is wrong with the schooling system."


Teachers Reflect On How Taxonomies Inform Their Teaching EdWeek
"There is an adage in educational research that says all models are flawed but some are useful.  This is true of Bloom's Taxonomy... Still, there is value in the taxonomy.  If it serves to remind teachers to always strive to build units of instruction to include the skills of analyzing, evaluating, and creating then the taxonomy has value."



ADOLESCENCE

Interviews With Teens About Bullying Harvard Graduate School of Education



CHARACTER

Being Dishonest Once Makes Future Dishonesty Easier Aeon

"The Invention Of Empathy: Rilke, Rodin, & The Art Of Inseeing" Brain Pickings

10 Meter Jump: Brilliant Video Concept Art About Facing Fear (via Diving) Vimeo



COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Is It Natural To Sleep Through The Night, Or To Wake In The Middle? NY Mag

The Difference Between intrinsic Motivation And Intrinsic Goals Progress Focused

Which Came First: "Growth Mindset" Or "Brain Plasticity"? Fast Company



CREATIVITY

A Detailed Look At Where New Ideas Come From Strategy-Business

An Argument For Curiosity-Driven, Not Results-Driven, Research Chr. Higher Ed



DIVERSITY/INCLUSION

Some Suggestions For Addressing Microaggressions At Work Fast Company

The Font Comic Sans Is Helpful For People With Dyslexia New York Magazine

Gender Lessons: A Female Donald Trump And Male Hillary Clinton Marginal Rev

Gender Lessons: Man And Woman Email As The Other For A Week Twitter

Nike Releases Performance Hijab For Muslim Athletes Quartz



HUMANITIES

Jane Austen's Unfinished Novel "Sandition" New Yorker



LANGUAGE

Does Learning A Second Language Boost Empathy? Fast Company



LEADERSHIP

More On What Excellent Employees Want Gallup

A No Excuses Culture Can Still Be Non-Threatening Steve Blank



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Successful Teacher Training Through PLCs In Honduras Stanford Soc. Innov. Rev.



PEDAGOGY

Feedback Is Necessary For Improvement (via Basketball, Penmanship) Slate



READING/WRITING

George Saunders Reflects On The Writing Process Guardian

"The Impact Of The Book": Pictures From Museum Installation West Plains Library



TECH

Is Technology Addictive? (via Game Design) Guardian

Does EdTech Help Or Hinder Equity In Education? EdSurge

Baidu Uses Machine Learning To Convert Text To Speech Medium

The "Ludic Loop" Of Checking Email, Facebook, Instagram, Email... Boing Boing


5 Ways To Stop Checking Your Phone* Barking Up The Wrong Tree



OTHER

Some Cringeworthy College Innovation Jargon Chronicle of Higher Education