[Weekly EdNews Round Up] Why Do We Forget the Books We Read?

[Weekly EdNews Round Up] Why Do We Forget the Books We Read?

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Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read
The Atlantic
Surely some people can read a book or watch a movie once and retain the plot perfectly. But for many, the experience of consuming culture is like filling up a bathtub, soaking in it, and then watching the water run down the drain. It might leave a film in the tub, but the rest is gone.

Teachers and Technology Must Not Be an Either/Or Dichotomy
We must either: integrate technology or support teachers; teach traditionally or personalize learning; individualize learning or humanize instruction. Recent public discourse around ongoing trends in K-12 education has fallen into this trap of two-sided, black-and-white debates.

Engaging Students Who Think They are "Bad" at Science
Not all your students love science, but those who think they’re not “good” at it might fall into the dangerous mindset that they’ll never understand it, and allow themselves to struggle. Take a look at one teacher's strategies for catering to all students, not just those that think they are "good" at science.

Laptops and Phones in The Classroom: Yea, Nay Or A Third Way?
On the one hand, those sleek little supercomputers promise to connect us to all human knowledge. On the other hand, they are also scientifically designed by some of the world’s top geniuses to feel as compelling as oxygen. So, where does that leave teachers?

Could a Messy Desk Make You a Better Teacher?
We Are Teachers
Need another excuse to put off Spring cleaning your desk (again)? Here are a few reasons your messy desk might actually make you a better teacher.

What Kids Are Really Learning About Slavery
The Atlantic
It’s Black History Month, and many students are learning about the American Slave Trade. But a new report finds that the topic is mistaught and often sentimentalized—and students are alarmingly misinformed as a result.