Why Delegate / Ed-Tech Investment Plunge / Encouraging Gratitude

Why Excellent Managers Delegate Tasks – Knowing when to delegate tasks is vital in becoming a successful leader, for a multitude of reasons, which we examine here. @justcoachit @LaRaeQuy

PreK-12 Ed-Tech Investments Plunged in 2019, Bucking Overall Learning Tech Trend. Funding for ed-tech companies serving PreK-12 around the world declined by nearly 50 percent last year compared to 2018. @EdMarketBrief @EdWeekMMolnar

Encouraging Gratitude in the Classroom – So much power exists in expressing gratitude. Focusing on the positives can be transformational. @ElisaBostwick @bethhill2829

Social/Mobile Media Education

How VR helps kids with autism make sense of real world – A specialist care facility in England is using virtual reality (VR) headsets and data mining to help children with autism to acclimatize to scenarios they are likely to encounter outside of school. @Reuters @nypost

Indoor Farming


Are indoor verticle farms the agriculture of the future? Some schools are doing this to teach students about how to grow their own food. @TEDTalks @18thVineTedTalk @Laxmi68507818 @nebullam


This district uses micro-credentials to boost PL. Teachers in remote rural schools are developing micro-credentials to overcome geography and connect to personalized professional learning. I think this could work in non-rural areas too. @eschoolnews

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Why Is Nike’s Vaporfly The Most Controversial Shoe In America? The sneaker helped a runner break the two-hour marathon barrier but critics say it threatens the integrity of the sport. How did this shoe get such a bad rap? @WSJ @Nike

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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