What We're Reading this Week

ADL Education recommendations of articles and blogs highlighting stories about anti-bias, social justice and general education

  • For Educators
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Week of January 15, 2018

Week of January 8, 2018

  • “Give students 5 to 15 seconds to formulate a response to a question for which they should know the answer. Quality should be measured in the content of the answer, not the speediness.” Extending the Silence (Edutopia)
  • “He’ll be responsible for maintaining a blog about his platform, implementing projects to help solve the problem and making appearances.” Oregon to inaugurate very first 'Kid Governor' (News 10)
  • “In the age of ubiquitous screens, many students struggle to talk and listen to one another in person. Teachers must explicitly teach the communication skills that create productive discussion and prepare students for collaborative work in the workforce.” What Makes a Collaborative Classroom Work? (ASCD)
  • “Partnerships between teachers and doctors could help students and school staffers better deal with ‘toxic stress,’ suggests a former teacher turned doctor.” Doctors and teachers could team up to reduce stress in schools (Reuters)
  • “Under pressure from an unprecedented constellation of forces—from state lawmakers to prestigious private schools and college admissions offices—the ubiquitous one-page high school transcript lined with A–F letter grades may soon be a relic of the past.” Will Letter Grades Survive? (Edutopia)
  • “Many teachers live on the edge of financial ruin. Would improving their training — and their pay — improve outcomes for their students?” Why Are Our Most Important Teachers Paid the Least? (New York Times)

Week of January 1, 2018