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An Ethical Islandfrom An Ethical Island

Pay attention, please…

27 things to do with students who don't pay attention

The Economistfrom The Economist

Diligent Asia, indolent West

Daily chart: Diligent Asia, indolent West | The Economist

Washington Postfrom Washington Post

13 ways high-stakes standardized tests hurt students

What new Common Core test scores really show - from the Answer Sheet. This is an article by Carol Burris, an award-winning NY principal, explaining just how problematic the Common Core tests are. NY was one of the first states to try out the tests and the extremely negative results have helped lead to the current backlash across the country against Common Core and standardized testing.

Edutopiafrom Edutopia

Core Strategies for Innovation and Reform in Learning

Core Strategies for Innovation and Reform in Learning | Edutopia

Essay on why faculty members shouldn't work only for love of their field | Inside Higher Ed

Brain Pickingsfrom Brain Pickings

A Very Large Head: The Phrenology of George Eliot

A Very Large Head: The Phrenology of George Eliot | Brain Pickings

Brain Pickingsfrom Brain Pickings

Codex Seraphinianus: History’s Most Bizarre and Beautiful Encyclopedia, Brought Back to Life

Codex Seraphinianus: Luigi Serafini: In 1976, Italian artist, architect, and designer Luigi Serafini, only 27 at the time, set out to create an elaborate encyclopedia of imaginary objects and creatures "Codex Seraphinianus" is resurrected in a lavish new edition by Rizzoli

The Huffington Postfrom The Huffington Post

Calling All Book Nerds: Here's Your Chance To See 'The Goldfinch' Painting In Real Life

Carel Fabritius-1622-1654 The Goldfinch 1654. One of my favourite paintings - it is at the centre of the new Donna Tartt book - The Goldfinch.

Brain Pickingsfrom Brain Pickings

Dani Shapiro on the Pleasures and Perils of Writing and the Creative Life

Dani Shapiro on the Pleasures and Perils of Writing & the Creative Life

Brain Pickingsfrom Brain Pickings

Maya Angelou on Identity and the Meaning of Life

Maya Angelou on Courage and Facing Evil - by Maria Popova - “There is nothing quite so tragic as a young cynic, because it means the person has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.” - http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/08/19/maya-angelou-bill-moyers-facing-evil/