Education Shifts Needed Now / Social/Emotional Focus / Funny Pet Pictures

Free Resources for Busy Parents and Educators Who Don’t Have as Much Time to Read and Surf as I Do

Shifts Needed Now
Five Shifts We Need in Education Now – We need to take advantage of the current situation to make learning better. @ShakeUpLearning

Looking for the little wins. How one district manages the new remote school year by focusing on social-emotional learning first. @eschoolnews

Dogs in car
These Finalists For The Comedy Pet Photography Awards Will Put A Smile On Your Face. Challenge your children and students to take some funny pet pictures of their own. @jamescrugnale


Social/Mobile Media Education

Pinkcast 4.03. This is how to sell your weird idea. Olga Khazan’s book is Weird: The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World. @olgakhazan @DanielPink @theatlantic


The Revolutionary War: Animated Battle Map – Anyone who teaches or studies American History should use this as a resource. There is also an animated map for the Civil War. @Battlefields


How to Broaden Students’ Sense of History – By incorporating diverse voices not found in some textbooks, teachers can provide a fuller, more accurate picture of historical events. Howard Rosenberg

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Kahoot quote@KahootAcademy @LindaSees

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Thunderstruck for Percussion Ensemble Alumnado PercuFest 2014 dirigido por Rafa Navarro. The cover of this AC/DC song starts around 3:50 after a humorous set up. @PercuFestival @Juliococo

Recent Book Summaries

The Biggest Bluff

The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win by Maria Konnikova

Boys and SEX

Boys and Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity by Peggy Orenstein

IEP & Section 504 Team Meetings…and the Law by Miriam Kurtzig Freedman

Grading, Reporting, Graduating…and the Law by Miriam Kurtzig Freedman

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves (the book can be found here)

Reprogramming the American Dream: From Rural America to Silicon Valley – Making AI Serve Us All by Kevin Scott

The Knowledge GAP: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System and How to Fix It by Natalie Wexler

Upstream: How to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath

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

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