Research in The Atlantic Monthly, which makes the compelling case that smartphones may be destroying a generation of children, is must-read for any educator concerned about threats to the future success of K-12 education.
Google has identified five traits shared by high performing teams. They have also made available their Team Effectiveness Discussion Guide as well as a tool for fostering psychological safety.
This spring I have been struck by two compelling examples of school district leadership: one by a white man leading a district attended by mostly black and brown students; the other by a black woman leading a district attended by mostly white students.
Parenting requires constant and sometimes excruciatingly difficult decision-making. A parent can ease this burden by adopting a set of simple, resolute beliefs.
A family’s wrenching eldercare decisions can be eased and improved using collaborative decision processes, tools and techniques.
Ben Franklin devised an ingeniously simple tool for managing the tradeoffs inherent in any complex decision.
The New York State Education Department’s accountability system distorts school performance in absurd ways and with perverse results.
The South Central Regional Information Center team engages in a high energy, collaborative strategic planning process. “We’re nailing it, absolutely hammering on our immediate priorities,” reports its director. “It’s been an awesome experience for the whole SCRIC team.”
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Much of what happened in 2016 will affect the arc of history; none so much as the emergence of artificial intelligence. DeepMind’s AlphaGo computer demonstrates human intuition. Thinks for itself. Discovers through introspection and analysis. Clearly, we are at an inflection point, maybe like none before. That is the biggest story of 2016.