Education Challenge / Pandemic Teacher Lessons / Flying Taxis

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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Education Challenge
This challenge is advancing education solutions to help students thrive. The WorldClass Education Challenge builds upon Deloitte’s WorldClass initiative and helps advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #4 to provide a quality education for all. @PunitRenjen @TechNews25 @CyberDigitalTec @WEFUplink @wef

Teacher Lessons
Unplanned Lessons: What Pandemic Education Has Taught Teachers. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, American educators have experienced unprecedented change and challenges. But not everything unexpected is undesirable. @MindShiftKQED @crewsertech

Flying Taxis
India’s flying taxi startups are ready to take to the skies. India’s new drone policy paves the way for air taxis in the future. Now, two Chennai-based startups are aiming to take big strides in the sector. @nitinsreedhar7 @Mint_Lounge @livemint @PawlowskiMario @JeroenBartelse

Future Wars

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Will be the Commander of the Future Wars. Drones, Cyber Weapons and Artificial Intelligence will allow the military to command Future Wars. @analyticsinme @New081082 @dataworkout

Real World


5 Steps to Boost Real-World Learning in Your System – “In a Real World Learning community, learners are prepared for work, school, and life after high school graduation. By gaining immersive experiences across a multitude of interests, industries, and employers through real-world projects and internships, learners gain the skills to navigate their future. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart @ziegeran

Grades Hinder


Give Students Power in Their Learning Process. Ask them how they like to learn – a conversation about the ways they learn best can be an optimal chance to really explore how well you are meeting student needs and offer more choice afterward. @mssackstein

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Culure or Toast@Gapingvoid

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

A School Board Meeting Takes A Hilarious Turn When Some Dubious Names Are Called To Speak. Would Phil McCracken and Eileen Dover please speak up? @HenricoCitizen


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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