Trust your teachers / Goodbye to Grades / 5 Teacher Tech Tools

The big lesson from the world’s best school system? Trust your teachers. They do this in Finland and we can too. @jonnyADE @guardian @annmic @gunnarooo

Five Tech Tools Every Professor Should Use Now – K-12 teachers should check them out too. @jamessturtevant @EngNorman @PearDeck @markbarnes19

Goodbye to Grades? Mastery-Based Learning Is Becoming the New Standard. A new learning strategy could be the end grades as we know it. But the individualized learning could make this revolutionary way to teach better for students. @SpitupnSuburbs @parentsmagazine @bonniebird @gcouros

Social/Mobile Media Education

Not sexting? You’re weird, study says. Sexting may be becoming a new, but typical, step in a sexual or romantic relationship. The study looked at adults, but I bet this is also true for teens. Talk to your kids about it. @rbbrown @nypost


Ten Reasons to Pilot Genius Hour This Year – Is anyone trying this in your school? Be sure to watch the short [1:42] animation. @spencerideas @ajjuliani @Jonharper70bd


Delaying the Grade: How to Get Students to Read Feedback – Feedback is vital, but if you give it the same time as you give a grade it won’t get much attention. @loudenclearblog @alysoncarp1 @gcouros @cultofpedagogy

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Live, love, laugh. Don’t make it so complicated. @Katiemc827

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

This Archery Trick Shot Is Unbelievable. I found it very believable. Be sure to watch closely as he gets the bottles swinging so they cross paths at the bottom of their arc. @Digg

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth


Check my post from 6/24/2017 if you want to plan for the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017
How to Photograph an Eclipse@TRVphoto
Teen Driving Basics: What Your New Driver Should Know About Car Maintenance by Mark Conor

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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