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​”What’s Worth Fighting Against in Grading?” by Douglas Reeves, Lee Ann Jung, and Ken O’Connor is a thoughtful look at what is and isn’t worth evaluating, as well as how to start measuring what students can actually do and show they know.

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Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain by Daniel J. Levitin is about the importance of disconnecting, of daydreaming, of quiet time to be able to be productive and how being constantly distracted by technology does not allow for creativity.

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“The dumbest generation? No, Twitter is making kids smarter” by Clive Thompson, The Globe an Mail
This article shows how technology is in fact advancing literacy among the young. Andrea Lunsford of Stanford University has collected writing samples from 1917-2006. You’ll be surprised at what her results show!

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Read the ArtsSmarts report “Participation, Pride & Perseverance” of a study done from 2010-2013 for the Association of Directors General of English School Boards of Quebec.