Mindfulness & Engineering / Maintaining Human Connections / Inspire with Fan Fiction

How Mindfulness Can Help Engineers Solve Problems – Engineering work demands creativity and innovation in order to solve complex, interdisciplinary problems. But creativity and innovation skills are not emphasized in many traditional engineering courses. @bethrieken @drshaunashapiro @HarvardBiz @TrippBraden

How businesses can maintain human connections in an increasingly virtual world – Historically, business has been conducted face to face (handshakes, networking events, business dinners and so on) and run collectively, in offices. This applies to schools as well. @TechNative

Fan Fiction
How Fan Fiction Inspires Kids to Read and Write and Write and Write – In school, writing can feel like a chore if it’s part of a class assignment or a topic the student doesn’t care about. But for those who have experienced the thrill of writing fan fiction, there’s a certain flow that can feel liberating. @callmeKi @MindShiftKQED @taenos99 @jordosh

Google Classroom

Social/Mobile Media Education

20 Time-Saving Google Classroom Tricks for Teachers – The pandemic has shown us that technology, while it most certainly cannot replace a teacher, is likely here to stay. With that in mind, here are some time-saving Google Classroom tips. @englishteach8 @Bored_Teachers


Only 18% of Students Are Learning About AI Ethics. The data which the AI systems use as input can have built-in biases, despite best efforts by AI programmers. This is where the ‘Ethics of Artificial Intelligence‘ comes in. @technowize @TamaraMcCleary


Betsy DeVos Tells States Not to Expect Waivers From Annual Tests. These annual, summative assessments in English/language arts, math, and science are “at the very core” of the bipartisan agreement behind the Every Student Succeeds Act. @AndrewUjifusa @educationweek

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Little Girl Gives A Brutally Honest Summary Of Human Life In 23 Seconds. An adorable little girl gives a candid answer about why she wants to go to school. @BobWeide @curb_david

Recent Book Summariess


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

Grading and the Law

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

Boys and SEX

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

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves

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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