Interesting Links to Explore

On Learning:

Sleep’s Link To Learning And Memory Traced To Brain Chemistry

How playing an instrument benefits your brain – Anita Collins

Unstoppable Learning – This TED Radio Hour contains five excellent segments on learning.

On Language:

John McWhorter: Txtng is killing language. JK!!!

On Reading:

Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books do for the Human Experience

On Writing and Story:

Pulitzer-Winning Poet Mark Strand on the Heartbeat of Creative Work and the Artist’s Task to Bear Witness to the Universe

Mac Barnett: Why a good book is a secret door

How Brain Research Can Make You a Better Writer 

Your Brain on Fiction

On Creativity:

Adam Grant: The surprising habits of original thinkers

On School Improvement:

John Hattie’s new study on The Politics of Distraction – free download, and several short videos on What Works Best

Uniquely Interesting: 

A Liberal Arts Curriculum In 2 Minutes