October 6 - October 13, 2019

A good week!

Some uplifting news: announcements about marathon records, about lost literature being found, about wonders in technology, and more.


And also some less uplifting news: a series of articles about bullying and vaping. These are included in the Adolescence section.

Somewhere in the middle of the two is the thorough examination of flu season, which includes how best to protect kids from the flu.

Enjoy these and others!

Peter Nilsson
King's Academy
Jordan



FEATURED ARTICLES

“College Students Don’t Want Fancy Libraries” Atlantic
“Survey data and experts suggest that students generally appreciate libraries most for their simple, traditional offerings: a quiet place to study or collaborate on a group project, the ability to print research papers, and access to books. Notably, many students say they like relying on librarians to help them track down hard-to-find texts or navigate scholarly journal databases.”

“A Record Number Of Colleges Stop Requiring The SAT And ACT” Hechinger Report
“Every 10 days, on average, another university makes these tests optional for admission. Forty-one schools have jettisoned this requirement in the last year, the largest number ever.”





ADOLESCENCE

What Makes Middle School So Challenging, And Some Ideas On Fixing It Atlantic

“How One Middle School Curbed Rising Bullying Rates” Education Dive

“How Bullying May Shape Adolescent Brains” Quartz

“How To Talk To Teens About Vaping” KQED

“17 Year Old May Be First Teen Vaping Death In U.S.” New York Times




ASSESSMENT

ACT Allows Students To Retake Individual Sections New York Times





ATHLETICS

Kipchoge Beats The 2-Hour Marathon Record New Yorker




CHARACTER

A Collection Of Reflections On Empathy KQED




CREATIVITY

“Creativity Is The Currency Of Learning” Next Gen Learning




HUMANITIES

Lost Chapter From ‘Tale Of The Genji’ Found In Japan The Guardian




PD

An Overview Of Lesson Study: Effective, Performance-Improving PD Edutopia




PEDAGOGY

Six Models For Team Teaching A Course Edutopia




READING AND WRITING

Deep Look At How A.I. Is Learning To Write… Like The New Yorker New Yorker

Automated Dictation And Transcribing Are Getting Better And Better New York Times




TECH

“Where Online Learning Goes Next” Harvard Business Review




WORKPLACE

Having A Great Friend At Work Boosts Engagement, Retention, And More Inc.




Z- OTHER

How Russian Trolls Use Social Media To Foster Conflict On All Sides Dallas News

Everything You Need To Know About Flu Season Medium
“An extremely thorough guide.”