Hard Fun / Personalized Learning Report / Make Homework Worth It

Code Breaker

Three Ways to Engage Students With Hard Fun – Also consider picking up Brian Aspinall’s Code Breaker book. @mraspinall

New Personalized Learning Report for Parents and Communities – Teachers, leaders, students and families in communities across the country are coming together to explore how schools can better prepare students to succeed after graduation. @susandpatrick @Getting_Smart @CarriSchneider @TVanderark @CarriSchneider

How Do We Make Homework Worth It? Today Matt Miller co-author of Ditch that Homework talks about homework. @jmattmiller @coolcatteacher @chasemitsuda

Social/Mobile Media Education

Trulia Now Makes Browsing Neighborhoods as Easy as Browsing Homes. Students should take a look at this to learn more about what social media can do. @micheledebczak @mental_floss

Mockingbird Novel


To Kill a Mockingbird published as a graphic novel – I bet a lot of students you know would prefer this approach. @HenryBodkin @telegraphnews


What Commercialization is Doing to Cannabis – It seems that a lot of white guys are getting rich selling highly concentrated THC products to the most challenged among us. Teachers and parents should listen and share with students. @BenCortConsult

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Today's Quote@annemariayritys

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Americans Trying To Locate Asian Countries On A Map Is As Depressing As You’d Imagine. Which countries can you and your kids locate? @AskAsianBoss

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

The Gritty Truth

The Gritty Truth of School Transformation: Eight Phases of Growth to Instructional Rigor by Amy M. Dujon

Future Driven: Will Your Students Thrive In An Unpredictable World? by David Geurin encourages teachers to look to the future as they design lessons to excite their students.

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…and the Rest of Y’all Too by Christopher Emdin

How To Bake ∏: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics by Eugenia Cheng

If Supporting Student Passion Is So Important, What Do We Do If They Don’t Have Any? This is my latest guest post for Charles Carpenter. @DrDougGreen

You, Your Child, and School: Navigate Your Way to the Best Education by Sir Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica

Save These Fun Indoor Activities for a Rainy Day by Charles Carpenter

Peer Feedback in the Classroom: Empowering Students to be the Experts by Starr Sackstein

Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom by Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Check out my tes author page. @DrDougGreen @tesusa

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