Are Teachers Obsolete? / What Is Personalize Learning? / How to Screw Up PBL

Are Teachers Becoming Obsolete? A veteran educator reflects on the personalized-learning trend that’s left him wondering if a computer is more capable of doing his job than he is. @MindfulStew @TheAtlantic @edutopia

What Do We Really Mean When We Say ‘Personalized Learning’? We often say we want creativity and innovation – personalization – but every mechanism we use to measure it is through control and compliance. @Kschwart @MindShiftKQED @focus2achieve @tedfujimoto

Five Ways to Screw up (and Fixed) Project Based Learning – Anyone considering or doing project-based learning should read this. @RossCoops31 @CarinaHilbert

Social/Mobile Media Education

Nine EdTech Tools to Try – Have nine teachers each try one and report back. @Lynch39083 @techedvocate


Coding outside the lines: CoderDojos get kids psyched about programming by turning them loose. Someone in your school should check this out. @chrisberdik @hechingerreport @csratliff


Seven great tools for creating flipped lessons from existing videos – People in the process of flipping need all the help they can get. @rmbyrne @s_bearden

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Every day try to get a tiny bit better in physical health, emotional health, creativity, and spirituality. 1% a day compounds to 3800% per year. It’s amazing what this means. What this has done for my own life. I’ve gone from suicidal and depressed to starting companies and writing books just because of this one rule. Mike Tyson @MikeTyson @TheMissionT @jaltucher

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Landing A 737 In Strong Winds Looks Absurdly Difficult. We did not realize that plane’s control wheel jumps around like this in turbulence, and now we are both a bit worried about flying again and incredibly impressed by this pilot’s control. @Digg

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts


Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson@stevenbjohnson

As a teacher, it’s important to get good at what you don’t like to do. This applies to everyone, including students. Also check out my tes author page. @DrDougGreen @tesusa

Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived Life by Bill Burnett & Dave Evans

The drive to fire underperforming teachers will not improve our schools. This is my latest publication for @tesusa @DrDougGreen

Think about how to do it right, rather than do it over tesusa December 15, 2016.

Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape by Peggy Orenstein

Five ways hectically busy school leaders can stay on track – @DrDougGreen @tesusa

It’s time for an assessment revolution: give students access to the internet in exams and scrap traditional grades. @DrDougGreen @tesusa

Teaching isn’t rocket science, it’s way more complex. This is my latest and one of my best. Hope you like and share. @DrDougGreen @tesusa @davidjmarley

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