Problems with Grades / Better Than Grades / 9 Global Innovations

Problems with Grades
Dear Parents: Here’s What You Should Know About Letter Grades. More than anything else, they’re reductionist. Imagine rating your marriage or own job performance based on a single letter. @terryheick @TeachThought @Romdhanifaten

Grades: Is There a Better Way to Measure Learning? It seems like there has to be. @EducatorsRoom @AprilleHurst @ReadWrite111

Get Inspired by Nine Global Education Innovations. How can we lead students to reach their human potential? What kind of people do we want living in the world? @cvaughanlee @hsingmaster @educationweek @goproject

Social/Mobile Media Education

Twitter’s turnaround takes hold as advertisers spend more, driving up Q4 revenue. This is good news for educators as Twitter is a great teaching and professional development tool. @ChantalTode @mobilemktrdaily @KeithKeller @MarketingDive


How do we know what learning will look like in the future? We don’t. The new approaches come with some new buzzwords – such as student agency, technology-enabled learning and social and emotional learning. @L_willen @hechingerreport @micahshippee


Elementary School Homework Probably Isn’t Good for Kids. A powerful combination of superstition and questionable research ensures young kids hit the books instead of just, you know, reading them. @PatrickAColeman @FatherlyHQ @mraspinall

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

It all comes to this: the simplest way to be happy is to do good. Helen Keller @markemoran

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

What If Feels Like To Rocket Downhill At 90 MPH On A Skeleton Sled – This short video [1:46] is very cool. @JohnDalyUSA @greatbigstory

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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