Meaning Is Healthier Than Happiness – Emily Esfahani Smith – The Atlantic
“Being happy is about feeling good. Meaning is derived from contributing to others or to society in a bigger way.”
Connected to “giving an education.”
Why Teachers Need to Be Great Storytellers | Edutopia
“The bare facts don’t engage emotions in the way that a recent New Tech graduate does when she tells her former teachers, “Your students graduate not just prepared, but inspired to chase their own whys.””
“When (and where) were you when you learned best?”
One of Chaltain’s suggestions that I’d love to see schools adopt: Host “story slams” where parents, teachers, and other community members share memories from their own personal learning journeys.
What the New SAT and Digital ACT Might Look Like – NYTimes.com
“Big changes are coming to the nation’s two competing admissions tests.
Mr. Coleman, who became president last October, is intent on rethinking the SAT to make it an instrument that meshes with what students are learning in their classrooms. Meanwhile, the ACT, which has always been more curriculum-based, is the first of the two to move into the digital age. In adapting its test for the computer, ACT Inc. is tiptoeing past the fill-in-the-bubble Scantron sheets toward more creative, hands-on questions.”
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