Prepare for World-Not Tests / Preschool Benefits / Slow Down, Do Less

Tests
Let’s Prepare Students for the World—Not Tests. What’s happening in your school?
@jaymctighe @LinaneJr @EdSurge @newsela

What the Science Says About How Preschool Benefits Children – Kids who attend public preschool programs are better prepared for kindergarten than kids who don’t. @MindShiftKQED @drfurman

Malcolm Gladwell: Here’s why you should slow down and do less. His principal observation about why other writers fail is that they are in too much of a hurry. @CatClifford @matthew_gross @CNBCMakeIt @Gladwell @nancyrubin @evankirstel

Social/Mobile Media Education

Tips for Landing an Edtech Gig—From the EdSurge Jobs Team – This includes tips for building your digital brand. @helr15 @EdSurgConcierge @iamDrWill

Learning

Why you think you’re right, even when you’re wrong. Explore the scout and soldier mindsets with decision-making expert Julia Galef. @juliagalef @annaparini @TEDTalks @skylarclouds

Leadership/Parenting

Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters – Storytelling remains the most innate and important form of communication. @RitaWirtz @edutopia

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Courage is found in unlikely places. The Hobbit @booze_traveler

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

The Swift, Terrifying Power Of A Crocodile Attack[2:05] – WARNING: This is not appropriate for young children as the croc does kill and eat a small kangaroo. @natgeowild

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Use Text Messaging to Connect with Parents and Improve Student Performance by Ken Rhie

SP2

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

Seven EdTech Tools That Make It Easy to Teach Writing Skills by Lucy Benton

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

The drive to fire underperforming teachers will not improve our schools. One of my efforts for @tesusa. @DrDougGreen

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

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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