Musk’s Two Rules of Learning / Personality Test Problems / Dramatic Arts Strategies

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

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Elon Musk’s Two Rules For Learning Anything Faster – This is the best short video that I HAVE EVER SEEN on the subject of learning. Share with all teachers and students you know. @jdaghe @TheArtOfImprove @elonmusk

Why Personality Tests Must Be Taken With A Grain Of Salt – Popular personality tests, like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, are well designed but each test comes with a set of specific limitations and inconsistencies. Learn how over the years these tests provide metrics that are used in schools, corporate work, and personal relationship building. @mervatim @jelly_sound @TED_ED

Strategies From the Dramatic Arts Can Enhance Student Engagement. When students explore content using dramatic scripts, they can make gains in reading fluency and comprehension, while having fun. @edutopia @JdelaneyJoAnn @shakespearenut @Catlin_Tucker

Social/Mobile Media Education

The secret of how data makes your favorite wine even better – You might not be able to detect notes of tech in your glass, but California winemakers are embracing cutting-edge techniques to create world-class vintages. @ErinCarson @CNET @epuujee @HarbRimah


How to Learn Faster with the Feynman Technique (Example Included) – If you want to cut your study time, using the Feynman Technique is a great way to do it. Named after the physicist Richard Feynman, it revolves around explaining a concept in simple language as if you were teaching it to someone else. @TomFrankly @WatchNebula


We Read 100 Articles on Leadership So You Don’t Have To. There may be no standard path, but there is conventional wisdom. That’s why we went out and read 100 articles on the traits great leaders should have and distilled all of it for you here. @unitoio @cvheady007

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Plan vs Reality@ajjuliani Also check out AJ Juliani’s 2020 Failure Report

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Young Girl Plays Highway Star Guitar Solo. It’s easy to see what she does, but not so easy to do it yourself. @gmvguitar (Instagram)

My Podcast & Recent Book Summaries

No Bullies
Back to School COVID Myths – It’s popular to say that hybrid learning is negatively impacting poor students who generally attend schools with lots of discipline issues. Is it possible that some poor kids who make a serious effort to learn aren’t the big winners? There may be stresses at home, but not many bullies. @DrDougGreen @mssackstein

This is my podcast on the Jabbedu Network. Please consider listening and buying my book Teaching Isn’t Rocket Science, It’s Way More Complex. Here’s a free executive summary. @jabbedu @DrDougGreen

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

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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