April 21 - April 28, 2019

A concise selection of articles, a reminder to apply for the 2019 Athena Summer Fellowships (or share with colleagues), and much more this week.

Among my favorites, in addition to the featured pieces, was the description of strategies medieval monks used to remember things.  They're remarkably similar to those used by memory champions and Joshua Foer in the book Moonwalking with Einstein.

Enjoy!

Peter 




REMINDER:
Athena Summer Fellowship applications are open for two more weeks.  See here for more information, download a two page overview, or apply now.  Share this with English, History, Religion-Philosophy, or other Humanities teachers you know.


FEATURED ARTICLES

On The Essential Nature Of Co-Curriculars  EdSurge
"We must revisit the largely held perception of school as a primarily academic institution that offers learning opportunities at a fixed time in a fixed setting… Expanding access to out-of-school activities propels our young learners to higher graduation rates, improved academic achievement and higher wages. Out-of-school spaces also offer fertile ground for developing critical thinking, problem-solving and social-emotional skills that are critical for future success."

On Integrating Student Data, From Enrollment To Graduation  EdSurge
"Colleges and universities are increasingly turning to CRMs to track the life cycle of their engagement with students—from initial marketing outreach to financial aid, applications, enrollment, course registration, retention, alumni and donor relationships."






CHARACTER

Three Strategies For Building Resilience  Fast Company





COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Monks Used Mnemonic Devices Like Modern Day Memory Champions  Aeon





CURRICULUM

Seven Values That Define A Design-Centric Culture  Interactions





DIVERSITY/INCLUSION

On Establishing Grounds For Public Discourse Around Inclusion  Commonweal
"What may have originated in a search for understanding and tolerance devolves into a relentless categorization of human experience."




HIGHER ED

MIT And Others Explore Digital Credentialing Systems  EdSurge





HUMANITIES

On Thinking Like A Fact Checker, And Where "Digital Literacy" Fails  Chronicle Of Higher Ed

More On Robert Caro, LBJ, And Writing  Guardian

"The Tale Of The Genji" Comes To New York  New Yorker




LANGUAGE

Merriam-Webster Adds 640 New Words  Merriam-Webster





PEDAGOGY

On Asking Questionw, And Letting Students Answer  Character Lab





SUSTAINABILITY

Lengthy Exploration Of Media Coverage Of Climate Change  The Nation 





TECH

Machines Can Now Translate Brain Signals Into Speech  Scientific American





WORKPLACE

Noise Around Classrooms Impacts Learning  Education Dive