The World Is Getting Better / Diffusing Arguments / Automation & Re-Skilling

World is getting better
Bill Gates Says the World Is Mostly Getting Better. He’s Right. Taking the most basic measurements and looking at the entire globe, you pretty much have to say that life is getting better. You wouldn’t know it listening to the mostly negative media. @MindaZetlin @Inc @BillGates @jboitnott

Five Creative Ways to Defuse an Argument – If you look at patterns, however, you will notice that you and your partner, kids, colleagues, and friends tend to argue about the same few topics over and over. @parentteendr @PsychToday @icsfblog

What Employees Tell Us About Automation and Re-skilling – Students should know about this as they enter the world of work. @lyndagratton @MITSloan @TrippBraden

Social/Mobile Media Education

The ten most important product innovations of 2019 – Video games, Augmented reality, Plastic shoes, And headphones made of microorganisms are just some. @ctrlzee @fastcodesign @automeme @evankirstel


Sleep Is Literally a Deep Clean for Your Brain. Sleep washes away toxic gunk that builds up in your brain. Do you really want to leave it there? @EntryLevelRebel @Inc @jboitnott


Why School Librarians Are the Literacy Leaders We Need – School librarians help students connect to reading and digital literacies in a variety of ways. @arielsacks @EdWeekTeacher @philshapiro @pcsweeney

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Happiness in common things@dederittman

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

YouTuber Figures Out You Can Make Coca-Cola Transparent By Adding A Little Milk. Have your kids try this and be sure to see how it tastes. @Newsflare

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Inside the Box

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

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek

You Are Awesome: 9 Secrets to Getting Stronger and Living an Intentional Life by Neil Pasricha

Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber

The Happy Mind: A Simple Guide to Living a Happier Life Starting Today by Kevin Horsley and Louis Fourie

The Leadership Mind Switch: Rethinking How We Lead In the New World of Work by D. A. Benton and Kylie Wright-Ford

The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success by Albert-László Barabási

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

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