This weeks links (2015-08-31)

In brief:

* 5 Big Ideas That Don’t Work In Education (2015-Aug-13) [NPR]
There are few household names in education research. Maybe that in itself constitutes a problem. But if there was an Education Researcher Hall Of Fame, one member would be a silver-haired, plainspoken Kiwi named John Hattie.
Hattie directs the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He also directs something called the Science of Learning Research Centre, which works with over 7,000 schools worldwide.
Over the past 28 years he has published a dozen books, mostly on a theory he calls Visible Learning. His life’s work boils down to one proposition: To improve schools, draw on the best evidence available. …


* Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana wins 5000m Women’s Final CR

* Almaz Ayana Upsets Favorite Dibaba to Win World 5K Title (2015-Aug-30) [Runner’s World]

* Mo Farah wins 5000 m gold medal


* Oh Shimano neutral service you’ve done it again 😦

The Tinkoff-Saxo team has announced that Peter Sagan has been forced to abandon the Vuelta a Espana because of the injuries he incurred in the final kilometres of Saturday’s eighth stage, when he was apparently hit by a Shimano neutral service motorbike.
The team claims Sagan suffered wounds and burns of first and second degree on the left side of his body, from the hip to the lower leg. He also has a contusion on his left forearm with an intra-muscular hematoma. The Tinkoff-Saxo staff decided that Sagan couldn’t safely continue the race with the injuries he suffered and will head home today.

Some reading/listening:

* Shepherd’s Crown is a crowning achievement for Terry Pratchett and his Discworld (2015-Aug-31) [The Conversation]

* Neil Gaiman reveals the real ending Terry Pratchett wanted for The Shepherd’s Crown (2015-Aug-28) [The Telegraph]
Something from Bandcamp:
Pale Blue by Andrei Eremin

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