Death By Homework / Plot vs. Story / Liberal Arts Degree’s Worth

Homework
Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework. Homework does have an impact on young students — but it’s not a good one. @HeatherShumaker @Salon @Begabungs

How to Tell if Your Story Has Too Much Plot, Not Enough Character. Can a story have too much plot? @KMWeiland

What’s That Liberal Arts Degree Worth? This article is part of the guide How to Score a Job in Edtech: Tips From Experts, Experienced Job-Hunters and More. @betsy_ @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge

Social/Mobile Media Education

Why Social Media is Not Smart for Middle School Kids – Tweens’ brains are simply too immature to use social media appropriately. @drdunckley @PsychToday @EdTechFam

Learning

Cinematographer Breaks Down The Differences Between Wide-Angle, Normal And Telephoto Lenses. Newton Thomas Sigel walks us through the many lenses at his disposal. @OnePerfectShot @NicolasWR

Leadership/Parenting

Changing Paradigms from Adult-Centered to Student-Centered Learning in Schools: A Powerful Shift and Catalyst for Change. What if we built our schools, our schedules, our teaching around the needs of our students? @NASSP @SoundOutorg @EdReimagined

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Do what you can@Sam___Hurley

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Man Creates A Truly Unique Musical Organ From Glass Bottles And Latex Balls. You can say many things about this unusual contraption, but “unoriginal” is definitely not one of them. @Caters_News

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Harnassing Tech

Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber

The Happy Mind: A Simple Guide to Living a Happier Life Starting Today by Kevin Horsley and Louis Fourie

The Leadership Mind Switch: Rethinking How We Lead In the New World of Work by D. A. Benton and Kylie Wright-Ford

Wise Guy: Lessons From a Life by Guy Kawasaki

From Teacher to Leader: Finding Your Way as a First-Time Leader—Without Losing Your Mind by Starr Sackstein

The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success by Albert-László Barabási

Should We Be Teaching Optimism? by Dr. Doug Green

All Children, Including Those with Learning Disabilities, Benefit from the Arts by Lillian Brooks

Seven Things That Can Spoil Your Relationship with the Students by Kate Khom

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