April 22 - April 29, 2018

Short and sweet this week:

Good resources for teaching writing, several pieces (in several sections) on gender in the workplace, and a few  reports on key interventions in early childhood education.

Also, last week I gave a webinar describing the digital humanities course I have co-designed and team taught here at Deerfield.  That webinar is now available online--link under curriculum below.




Why Is Failure An Effective Learning Tool? Atlantic

"Research on failure as a motivator is limited, though the evidence that does exist suggests that students can grow both from learning about the failures of other successful people and from experiencing failure themselves. Crucially, for failure to 'work,' research indicates that educators and parents need to encourage students to figure out what went wrong and try to improve."


Making Standardized Tests Optional Can Enhance Diversity KQED


Becky Hammon Breaks Ground As Female Asst. Coach In NBA New Yorker


Live-Coding To Demonstrate Digital Humanities Programming Vimeo


"The Awakening: Women And Power In The Academy" Chron. of Higher Ed
"Over the past few months, amid mounting revelations of sexual harassment, The Chronicle Review asked presidents and adjuncts, scientists and humanists, senior scholars and junior professors to take on the theme of women and power in academe. Here are their responses."

"A Lynching Memorial Is Opening." New York Times

Social Justice Critique Of Teach Like A Champion / Like A Pirate Long View on Ed.


"Reading Aloud... Has Benefits For Behavior And Attention" New York Times

On The Benefits Of Outdoor Education In Early Childhood Atlantic


Trade Schools Are A Viable College-Alternative Route To High Paying Jobs NPR


When Mathematics And Poetry Intersect Smithsonian


On The Experience Of Chinese Students In American Boarding Schools New Yorker


How Can The NFL Draft Inform Your Recruitment & Hiring? Behavioral Scientist


Can We Encourage Students To Use "I" In Essays, At Last? New York Times
"Somewhere along the way, these young people were told by teachers that who they are in their writing ought to be divorced from who they are on their phones, or as the writer Grace Paley may have said, with their families and on their streets... But no matter who they are in private, when I first encounter their writing, they use only the public passive voice: The text was read. The test was taken."

"6 Roadblocks To Writing Instruction--And... Alternate Routes" ASCD

More On Bezos Banning Powerpoints, Requiring Narrative Essays  Inc.


"The Lost Art Of Square Roots" (By Hand!) Medium


On Fortnite And College Scholarships For Video Games  AV Club


Why And How Not To Send Emails After Hours Chronicle of Higher Ed


Bloomberg And Weingarten On Teacher Pay USA Today