Required Readings

Burning out, school as refuge, religious mentoring, sticky teaching, overdone science PR, and special education assistance: Required Readings, 12.14.14

Welcome to another week of Required Readings! Burning up the Internet this week has been the repost of a 2013 blog column from a former teacher entitled “The day I knew for sure I was burned out.” I daresay she was not the first person whose final straw involved a malfunctioning and antiquated piece of equipment.

For students in the poorest neighborhood in New York City, one school has become “a refuge and a gateway.”

A $10 million program in Ohio to bring mentors into schools has a rather interesting requirement: School districts must partner with both a church and a business, or a faith-based organization and a nonprofit set up by a business to do community service.

The neurology of learning is a huge topic of interest these days. Here are a few tips on how to better use the way the brain works to make what you’re teaching stick.

A recent study has shown that overly hyped and misunderstood health-related research may often stem from exaggeration in university press releases rather than bad reporting. Yay, I think.

States seeking technical assistance with special education issues will soon have a new resource to turn to: the U.S. Department of Education’s Center for Systemic Improvement, which replaces six regional resource centers.

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Librarienne is a university librarian who sees her professional mission as teaching the masses how to separate the wheat from the chaff in today's expanding universe of information, that everything you read requires a critical eye, and how to properly use apostrophes.

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