Too Much Focus / Teach Critical Thinking / Cool Car Crash

Focus
Your Brain Can Only Take So Much Focus. As helpful as focus can be, there’s also a downside to focus as it is commonly viewed. @srinipillay @HarvardBiz @MindShiftKQED @MrCharlesMartin

CT
Getting Critical About Critical Thinking – It may not be easy to define critical thinking, but we do have suggestions for how you can teach it. @tweenteacher @edutopia@LeeAraoz @E_Sheninger

Crashing A 1998 Toyota Into A 2015 Toyota Shows How Far Car Safety Has Advanced. This is a good science lesson as well. @ANCAPsafety @ynibasiso @Toyota

Social/Mobile Media Education

Why Social Interaction Is Essential To Learning Math – Does any social interaction happen during math in your school. @RobertSun24 @TeachThought @BeachSupe

Learning

When Wolves Return to the Wild Everything Changes. Top predators like wolves have a powerful effect on their ecosystems, and if they are taken away, a strange phenomenon can happen. @BBCEarth @m_m_campbell

Leadership/Parenting

Forget coding, we need to teach our kids how to dream. Anyone teaching dreaming at your school? @tomfgoodwin @wef @MarkSBabbitt

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

A sad reality is that far too many kids define school success as achieving good grades; education is so much more than just grades. @justintarte

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

People With Strong Accents Put Alexa, Siri And Google Home To The Test. This is interesting and funny. @WIRED

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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