We can draw school zones to make classrooms less segregated. This is how well your district does. – Vox

A long clear read. Hamilton County districting replicates the  pattern of segregation found in neighborhoods. Our classrooms are similar to our neighborhoods — at least we haven’t made it worse. The article shows pretty clearly that we could use districting to actively reduce segregation. This would be good for our schools — and it would also be good for neighborhoods.

Source: We can draw school zones to make classrooms less segregated. This is how well your district does. – Vox

Jean Lave, Etienne Wenger and communities of practice

The idea that learning involves a deepening process of participation in a community of practice has gained significant ground in recent years.

Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.

Learning does not belong to individual persons, but to the various conversations of which they are a part.

Source: infed.org | Jean Lave, Etienne Wenger and communities of practice

Work and the Loneliness Epidemic

By Vivek Murthy, US Surgeon General

Harvard Business Review

High-quality relationships must be grounded in love and informed by kindness, compassion, and generosity. There is a tendency to look at such positive emotions as “soft” and even as a liability that distorts judgment and impairs tough decision making. But research increasingly shows that positive emotions enhance performance and resilience.

 

https://hbr.org/cover-story/2017/09/work-and-the-loneliness-epidemic