Share Your Bright Idea / Avoiding a Toxic Workplace / Relative Particle Sizes

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

Radical Innovation for Social Change – University of Chicago – This is an organization started by Steven Levitt one of the authors of The Freakonomics Books. If you have a bright idea be sure to share it with him. @StevenDLevitt @freakonomics @center4risc

How to Tackle a Toxic Workplace, According to Pinterest’s Former COO – Françoise Brougher says discrimination was rampant at Pinterest, where she was a high-ranking executive until this year. Here’s her advice for companies in need of a cultural overhaul. @SOPHIEWDOWNES @Inc @TrippBraden

Particle sizes
Zooming In: Visualizing the Relative Size of Particles See how the coronavirus compares in size to other small things. @EvanKirstel @VisualCap

Social/Mobile Media Education

How to Manage a Hybrid Classroom – No matter the learning model, each type comes with its own set of unique challenges in regard to managing the day-to-day classroom. @mrhooker @techlearning


The hidden long-term cognitive effects of COVID-19 – It has become increasingly recognized, however, that the virus also attacks the nervous system. @abudson @HarvardHealth @DanzadanceOrg


Algebra II just doesn’t add up when you figure how little it means to most students. Its peculiar difficulties frustrate too many students interested in math and science while simultaneously erecting irrelevant math hurdles for students with other interests. @robertqberry @StevenDLevitt @freakonomics @center4risc

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Stepping Stones@SimpliTeach

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Florida Janitor Builds A Makeshift Leaf Blower-Powered Vehicle, Instantly Becomes A Legend. This is insanely cool. If you or your kids try this make sure to stay away from a street and cars in general. @BrianEKahrs

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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