Data for Data’s Sake / Personalized Learning / Learning Not Tech

Teachers Don’t Want All Of This Useless Data. I always thought the purpose behind student data was to help the teacher teach. But it has become an end to itself. What’s the point of analyzing crappy data? @StevenSinger3 @HuffPostEdu @MathMatters2Me

Personalized Learning for Every Student: How Two Very Different School Systems Pursued a District-Wide Strategy – What is your school doing? @The74 @demeka03 @edu_post @beth_hawkins

It Is Time to Move Away From the Idea of “Tech Leads”? Are we too focused on professional learning for technology, not new and better ways of teaching and learning? @gcouros @Romdhanifaten @stefanifrim

Social/Mobile Media Education

Flipgrid: The Global Classroom Connections Maker – Are your classrooms and students connected? @NicoleNaditz @KQED @Flipgrid @bradmcurrie


Critics call NY state’s plans to rate schools based on racial, ethnic group performance dangerous and confusing. My problem is that the people in the groups are hardly homogeneous. Whites from Spain and blacks from the Carribean are both Hispanics, for example. @dabrighenti @ChalkbeatNY @demeka03 @edu_post @EdTrustNY


Be a Vulnerable Learner to Be a Better Leader. If we want to be leaders, we must model the behaviors we expect our students and colleagues to exemplify which means connecting with the vulnerability in a meaningful way. @mssackstein @edweekteacher

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

For I have always maintained that, excepting fools, men did not differ much in intellect, only in zeal and hard work. Charles Darwin @angeladuckw

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

This unbelievable wedding dress is made out of toilet paper. New York designers wiped the competition in the 13th annual national Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest, with three locals making the top 10 out of 1,517 entrants. @MelkorkaLicea @nypost

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts


Check my post from 6/24/2017 if you want to plan for the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017

Teen Driving Basics: What Your New Driver Should Know About Car Maintenance by Mark Conor

Three Cornerstones to Consider When Choosing an Essay Writing Company by Lucy Adam

Good Luck Learning a Foreign Language in American Schools – This is my latest post for Starr Sackstein’s Ed Week Teacher blog. I don’t mean it as criticism of foreign language teachers. @DrDougGreen @mssackstein

Special Education 2.0: Breaking Taboos to Build a NEW Education Law by Miriam Kurtzig Freedman

Counting What Counts: Reframing Education Outcomes by Yong Zhao & Friends

Never Send a Human to Do a Machine’s Job: Correcting the Top 5 EdTech Mistakes by Yong Zhao, Gaoming Zhang, Jing Lei, and Wei Qiu

Check out my tes author page. @DrDougGreen @tesusa

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

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