Doable Differentiation / Blended Learning’s Future / Why Students Disengage

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Doable Differentation
Jane Kise—Doable Differentiation: Twelve Strategies to Meet the Needs of All Learners – Dr. Jane Kise is the author of 27 books and an organizational presenter with extensive experience in leadership development and executive coaching, instructional coaching, and differentiated instruction. @JaneKise @PrincipalCenter

Blended Learning
The Future of Blended Learning: What Educators Need to Know – The pandemic and the increasing use of technology in K-12 education it prompted has added renewed energy to the blended learning movement as most students are now learning in school buildings. @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

Why Students Disengage
Why Do Students Disengage? Start by scrolling down to figure 1. to see the nine reasons. @DFISHERSDSU @NancyFrey @uleadconference @AdrianoDiPrato @ASCD

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Why Do You Need Instagram Stories? Picture it: 2018. Instagram premieres a new part of the app called Stories to rave reviews. And ever since then you’ve been wondering what the heck is this thing is and why do you even need it? @JonathanTilley5

Buddhist Monk


The key to Bhutan’s happiness – This advice from a Buddhist monk should work pretty well in any culture. Share with your friends and kids. @stephaniezubiri @scottawoodward @bbc_travel

Global Maker


Get Students CREATING with Global Maker Challenges. In this episode, Kasey interviews Jaime Donally, one of the Global Maker Day organizers about the power of creating and sharing on a global level. @ShakeUpLearning @JaimeDonally

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Good Enough@StressFreeKids

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Don’t Boil Your Sweet Corn — Here’s The Definitive Method To Making It Taste Even More Delicious. Here are tips for removing the husk, removing corn from the cob, and cooking it at the proper temperature. As an experienced cook, I learned a lot from this. @TestKitchen


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast


Noise: A Flaw In Human Judgement by Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Sibony, & Cass Sunstein

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

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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