Lessons from My Week Without Google

I had heard years ago about Google’s personalized search algorithm that delivered different results to different individuals based on the sites they had previously visited, but it wasn’t until about three weeks ago that I noticed my search results were looking overwhelmingly familiar. It made me wonder what I was missing. What were other people viewing that I was not?

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Three Takes on Reading: How Young Readers Think and Read, More on Voldemort

This week brought reading to the front of my Twitter feed, with three notes worth sharing: Millenials Are Out-Reading Older Generations Here’s a posting from The Atlantic about research that suggests that younger readers are more avid than older generations. There are of course many reasons why people, of any age, choose to read and the distinctions between these reasons

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Want to Outrun a Horse? Go Together, Go Far, Go for Fun

How can a human outrun a horse? As we discussed this week, human runners can accomplish great things when they work to their strengths. If the course is long, hot, and hilly, humans can outrun even horses because humans cool their bodies more efficiently while still moving. Slow and steady wins the race! Above is an amazing story about a ultramarathon

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Focus on Character Education

As September arrives and students hear plenty of advice on how to approach the academic year ahead, it’s helpful to know that we are also modeling one of the central pieces of advice we give to students: steady, continual improvement is a better goal than trying to achieve perfection (or even close to it) the first time. As a group

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