NAIS Convenes Meeting to Evaluate and Develop Research on the Economics of Independent Education
“On January 6 and 7, 2014, NAIS convened a group of prominent researchers and thinkers to help the association hone its research agenda. “Our hope for the meeting,” noted NAIS President John Chubb, “is to come away with ideas about what we need to look into more deeply. We want to ensure that the research we have planned best serves our members’ needs, so we’re asking people in the field — both inside independent schools and at education think tanks and universities – to help us brainstorm topics. What questions are most important for NAIS to ask? What data do schools need to make strategic decisions? How can we go about collecting and disseminating information in a way that most helps our schools?””
Smash Your Echo Chamber – Explore Create Repeat – by 4ormat
“It’s not uncommon for creatives to get stuck in an “echo chamber” or a feedback loop, where you hear the same voices all the time as they diminish in their power to inspire you to change. The risk is becoming dulled to the effects of new thinking, or a reduced appetite to seek it out.”
Resilience and Grit: Resource Roundup | Edutopia
“There’s been a lot of talk lately about resilience (bouncing back from adversity) and grit (persevering through challenges), including the skills associated with these processes and their importance for student well-being and academic success. Edutopia has created this curated list of resources to help educators and parents follow the discussion and create home and school environments that provide supports and opportunities to help students thrive.”
Forget About Learning Styles. Here’s Something Better. « Annie Murphy Paul
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