No Classroom Rules / How Gates Failed / 1st Day Tips

No Rules
Why I Don’t Have Classroom Rules – A high school teacher tries a classroom management experiment thinking it will fail. Years later, he’s still at it. @dandrewt @edutopia

How the Gates Foundation’s plan to grade teachers failed students – For seven years, philanthropy threw millions behind the idea that improving teachers will help struggling students succeed. What went wrong? @bpaynter @FastCompany @garybartanus

Don’t Waste the First Day of School. If you too think it’s the most important day, here are some ideas to make it better. @Catlin_Tucker @garybartanus

Social/Mobile Media Education

Toontastic 3D Brand New App for Student Storytelling App. Story telling is a powerful learning tool. Students telling stories has to be a powerful way to learn.
@ClassTech_Tips @SimpleK12


Microsoft bets big on cognitive services in artificial intelligence race. Intelligent APIs allow systems to see, hear, speak and interpret human needs. @PeerzadaAbrar @the_hindu @DBaker007 @IainLJBrown


Six Alternatives to Reading Logs – In addition to being inaccurate they really don’t promote the love of reading. @shfarnsworth @8Amber8 @alicekeeler

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Breaking Down The Synths Of Toto’s Iconic ‘Africa’ This is a cool music lesson for anyone who wants to be in a band. @reverbdotcom

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

How to Bake Pie

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

Reach for Greatness: Personalizable Education for All Children by Yong Zhao

How luck Happens: Using the Science of Luck to Transform Work, Love, and Life by Janice Kaplan and Barnaby Marsh

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

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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