Improving Attendance / Teacher Pay by State / Things We Hate

Fixing Environments
Three Thoughts for Improving Attendance in Schools – There is a subtle difference between “How do we increase student attendance?” and “How do we create an environment where students want to attend school?” @gcouros @mcleod @conprin

Your state’s teachers are underpaid. Find out by how much. There are lots of data here for your students to analyze. @alv9n @voxdotcom

Everything You Hate In Life Is Encapsulated In This Short Ask your kids if they can’t think of other examples. @4096RED @sploid

Social/Mobile Media Education

How to cure your social media addiction
Is social media the greatest invention of the 21st century or the newest way we’re putting ourselves and our families in danger? Also be sure to read Anya Kamenetz’s book summary The Art of Screen Time posted yesterday. @TimJBono @anya1anya @nypost


The Inconceivable Power Of Major Earthquakes – This short animation is great for science students. @LifeNoggin


How our district is narrowing the digital divide – Start by giving each student a laptop. The kids without access at home can download what they need at home at school. @trendycio @eschoolnews @DeKalbSchools @ISTE

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

We must all do the best we can in whatever situation we are in. Never give up. Stephen Hawking @TheScientist_SH @NielDegrasse

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Robot solves Rubik’s Cube in about half a second. Thankfully the video is slowed down so you can see what is going on. @SeanKeach @TheSun

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

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Rocket Science Book

Teaching Isn’t Rocket Science, It’s Way More Complex: What’s Wrong with Education and How to Fix Some of It by Doug Green

Treating ADHD with Music Therapy by Charles Carpenter

The Testing Charade: Pretending to Make Schools Better by Daniel Koretz

3 Ways Schools Can Use SMS to Reach Students During the Holidays by Ken Rhie

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

Counting What Counts: Reframing Education Outcomesby Yong Zhao & Friends

Check out my tes author page. @DrDougGreen @tesusa

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