From GigaOm: Educators and technologists debate how new and emerging technologies and models of education can prepare students for professional life in the 21st century.
From NYTimes: By the authors of NurtureShock and one of the Times’s most emailed posts in the last week, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman investigate brain research on the effects of good and bad stress, and the role our genes (and a particular enzyme) play in how we handle competition and anxiety in daily life.
From the American Association of Pediatrics’s Council on School Health: Another study that emphasizes the importance of recess to healthy physical, intellectual, and social-emotional growth in children.
From the Harvard Education Letter: Studies show the importance of using “big words” that promote conceptual understanding in the early childhood years.
From the Harvard Education Letter: New research shows a return to more play and social-emotional learning, rather than the increase in academic learning as evident in kindergarten and first grade classrooms across the nation.
From the Harvard Education Letter: A continuing look at grit, persistence and how these performance traits, versus moral qualities, could help with student learning.
From the Harvard Business Review Blog: The difference between leading and managing, and the distinct significance of each in any institution.