Beyond Traditional Assessment / Schools Battle Mental Health / Stay Cool W/Out AC

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

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Beyond Traditional Assessment
Four Projects that Go Beyond Traditional Assessment – Jen Giffen shares ideas that will help teachers go BEYOND traditional assessments like reports, essays, presentations, and cookie-cutter assignments. @ShakeUpLearning @VirtualGiff

Mental Health
Mental Health Problems Loom for the COVID Generation. Here’s What Schools Can Do. The nation’s schools were already struggling to meet students’ mental health needs when the pandemic hit. How can schools rise to meet students’ ballooning needs in that area as a massive school reopening gets underway? @AriannaProthero @EducationWeek

Stay Cool
How to Stay Cool Without Air-Conditioning – Whether you’re sweltering outdoors or in, we’ve got tips on what to wear, how to hydrate, and the best portable cooling gadgets. This is also a good K-12 science lesson. MATT JANCER @WIRED

Pinkcaast

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Pinkcast 4.10. This is how to do better by giving, not getting, advice. Try this will people you know. @katy_milkman @DanielPink @Wharton @ChangeBCFG

Learning

Short Lessons About Memorial Day – Next Monday is Memorial Day. Students often confuse the origin and purpose of Memorial Day with those of Veterans Day. The following videos can help students understand the origins and meanings of Memorial Day and Veterans Day. @rmbyrne

Assessments

Leadership/Parenting

When Students Design the Assessment, Everyone Wins. Students must be put into a position of control over their own learning if we truly hope to make them life-long learners who are intrinsically motivated. @mssackstein

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Collaboration@Gapingvoid

Walking

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

The Worst Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Walking, Says Olympic Walker. All too often walkers get short shrift in the exercise world. Walking is an amazing way to burn tons of calories, increase your cardiovascular fitness, negate the ugly effects of sitting, and ultimately extend your life by upwards of 20 years, exercisers are far too quick to dismiss it as some sort of geriatric pastime for those who are incapable of running. @EatThisNotThat

Jooble

Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Weapons of Mass Instruction

Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher’s Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto

Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind by Judson Brewer

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson

Cup of Joe
Listine to Dr. Doug on the “Cup of Joe” podcast. I recorded it last week. On it, I talk about the many good things I have seen in schools doing hybrid teaching. @PodcastCupOfJoe @DrDougGreen @BrainAwakes

Grasp: The Science of Transforming How We Learn by Sanjay Sarma with Luke Yoquinto

The Hype Machine: How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Out Economy, and Our Health and How We Must Adapt by Sinan Aral @SINANARAL

Back to School COVID Myths – It’s popular to say that hybrid learning is negatively impacting poor students who generally attend schools with lots of discipline issues. Is it possible that some poor kids who make a serious effort to learn aren’t the big winners? There may be stresses at home, but not many bullies. @DrDougGreen @mssackstein

This is my podcast on the Jabbedu Network. Please consider listening and buying my book Teaching Isn’t Rocket Science, It’s Way More Complex. Here’s a free executive summary. @jabbedu @DrDougGreen

Weird: The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World by Olga Khazan

Boys and Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity by Peggy Orenstein

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves (the book can be found here)

Upstream: How to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath

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