Best Places to Visit / How the Moon Was Formed / An Artist in Every School

Places to go
The Best Places to visit in the US for the best trip ever – I suspect there are others just as good, but if you are looking for somewhere to go this is a good start. There is also a link to the best national parks. Be sure to take your students/kids. @MindfulTravel_ @travel2next

Mind-Blowing Simulation Shows What Would Happen If Earth Were Hit By Another Planet. There is a hypothesis that Earth’s Moon was created after a Mars-size protoplanet collided with Earth billions of years ago. Here’s what that might have looked like. This second video goes into more detail. @history_prog @imgur

Artists in school
This ‘world’s best teacher’ winner wants to put an artist in every school. An artist in Residence scheme aims to raise the status of arts in education. @wef @DrEscotet @Andriazaf

Social/Mobile Media Education

Twitter Marketing in 2020: The Ultimate Guide – Learn how to use Twitter as a marketing tool to build brand awareness and boost conversions. Share with business teachers and students you know. @kbakes_2 @HubSpot @MariosKaratzias @SocialWiz

Learning

The Debate Over Stock Buybacks, Explained. Companies on the S&P 500 have poured more than $5.3 trillion into repurchasing their own shares since 2010. WSJ explains how stock buybacks work, and why there’s debate over whether or not they’re good for the economy. @carmellobello @StoryblocksCo @GettyImages @iStock @WSJ

Leadership/Parenting

Ten Uncomfortable Truths About U.S. Education – There is a lot to chew on here as there is a follow-up article for each ‘truth.’ @ehartrich @EducationWeek

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Ordinary Moments@NowakRo

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Seemingly Clueless American Orders Food In Perfect Chinese, Shocking Patrons And Staff. A totally American looking kid astounds people at a restaurant in Chinatown by speaking both perfect Mandarin and Cantonese. @Digg

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Inside the Box

Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros with Katie Novak

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek

You Are Awesome: 9 Secrets to Getting Stronger and Living an Intentional Life by Neil Pasricha

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

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

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

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