National Park Service Site / Alabama to Open Schools / Toughest Leadership Challenges

National Parks
National Park Service Website – Find a park near you or plan a trip to one farther away once you can travel again. Some of the coolest places are off the beaten path. @NatlParkService

Alabama expects to reopen K-12 classrooms for the fall. Local districts will make their own decisions about how they open, and students should expect things are not going to be completely back to normal. Both traditional and remote options will be available. @acvollers @ALdotcom @AndrewUjifusa @Trish_Crain

The 12 Toughest Challenges of Leadership – See if you can guess what they are before you look. @Leadershipfreak

Social/Mobile Media Education

Must-Have Apps to Promote Personal Growth – In this digital era, there are a whole lot of applications to promote your growth personally. They range right from motivational, creational to organizational and can put you on a beautiful breakthrough. @ich_rish99 @ramaraobobby @TanjaSi86268532


How to Teach Kids the Difference Between Facts and Opinions – The difference between a fact and an opinion is, well, topical these days. And it’s become increasingly apparent in recent years that it’s a tough concept even for some adults—let alone kids—to grasp. @lifehacker


It’s Rediculous to Treat Schools Like COVID Hot Zones. The question of how US schools should be reopened—on has yet to be determined. But recent guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released May 16, conjures up a grim tableau of safety measures: children wearing masks throughout the day; students kept apart in class, their desks surrounded by 6-foot moats of empty space; shuttered cafeterias and decommissioned jungle gyms; canceled field trips; and attendance scattered into every other day or every other week. @davidzweig @LarryCuban

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Dale Carniege


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Rodrigo y Gabriela: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert – They a brother and sister act from Mexico. In addition to playing rhythm guitar, she also plays percussion by beating on her instrument. This inspired my to do the same with the drum head on my banjo. @rodgab @nprmusic

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

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

Smoothie Basics: Adding Nutrition and Taste to Your Diet Now That You Have More Time at Home by Dr. Doug Green

Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America’s Public Schools by Diane Ravitch

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

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

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