This week’s recommendation, much like last week’s, encourages you to look at the link between the learning that occurs with families and communities and the learning that occurs in schools. Now, maybe even more than any other time, educators and educational organizations need to understand, honor, and build upon the learning that happens in the homes and communities of students from diverse cultures.
This week’s recommendation centers on the idea that common sense outweighs school learning for getting along in the world. Though the article comes from decades ago, the sentiment holds true today and reinforces the need to balance education by recognizing and honoring out-of-school learning with the learning that is being called for within schools.
This week’s recommendations focus on the lasting footprint that COVID 19 will leave on education. These articles celebrate the ingenuity of educators and educational organizations, the realities facing schools at the beginning of the pandemic, and now, the amazing challenge of learning from this globalized situation to be and do better for educators and students.
This week’s recommendations offer a break from what might typically come across your Twitter or Facebook newsfeed. One of the articles shares new research on the relationship between choice, choice-confirmation bias, and learning. The other article shares information about NASA’s new treaty for maintaining peace on the moon.
The recommendations from this week explore the idea of working together. One article offers suggestions for engaging youth in what could (and should) be collective work at the local and state level. The other shares insights about the link between understanding differences and the role of collaborative work with those who are thought to be “different” to achieve a goal.
This week Rosita recommends two articles about the influence of Latino and Indigenous peoples on United States history and its future and a podcast that explains a “why” to Zoom fatigue.
The articles this week offer insights into the importance of different perspectives on creativity, the impact of retaking the SATs, and the ways in which COVID-19 has changed the work of those in child care centers.
A weekly list of articles recommended by Rosita Apodaca, IFL Executive Director, that are relevant to you and responsive to our shared responsibility to do better for those we serve.