Retakes & Growth Mindset / Lessons from In-Person Learning / 1st Year Learning

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

Using Retakes to Nurture Growth Mindset – Offering students the chance to redo assessments and assignments can improve their self-perception—and the quality of their work. @edutopia @DrJAFIII @PHausEDU

As More Schools Resume In-Person Learning, Some Lessons From Districts That Did It First. Despite years and years of slick pitches and tech-industry lobbying on personalization, flipped classrooms, and one-to-one programs, research suggests that in-person schooling is superior for the great majority of K-12 schoolchildren, especially those living in poverty. @Stephen_Sawchuk @educationweek

Feeling like a first-year teacher again? Remember these 5 things. Here are 5 guidelines I want you to keep in mind when you feel like you’re learning to teach for the first time and overwhelmed with all the tools and ideas. @MGeoghegan22 @cultofpedagogy

Social/Mobile Media Education

How School Districts Should Respond to Ransomware Attacks – Some still have not elevated their concern for ransomware attacks, but in today’s educational landscape, they need to be prepared. @MicahCastelo @druvainc, @barracuda, @mimecast @thalesgroup @EdTech_K12


What Would Happen If You Dropped A Feather And A Coin At The Same Time Inside A Vacuum Chamber? The Action Lab recreates Galileo’s “falling bodies” experiment with a coin and a feather. @theactionlabman


Five Top Tips for Managing Deadlines – People have different attitudes to deadlines. Some need the pressure of a deadline to do good work. @DrHelenKara @teacherwhispers

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

These Peregrine Falcons Raising Chicks Off A 300-Foot Cliff Prove That Nature Is Metal. Here’s a fantastic profile of Annie and Grinnell, UC Berkeley’s resident Peregrine Falcons. @UCBerkeley

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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