How to Increase Motivation / Coming Cyber Threats / Reflecting on Your Culture

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Why People Lose Motivation — and What Managers Can Do to Help – At some point, every leader has dealt with a person — or, worse, a group of people — who has lost motivation. @DanCable1 @HarvardBiz @pettet50

Cyber Threats
What Cyber Threats Await Us In 2021? 2020 was the year of data breaches. Here’s what to look out for in 2021 in terms of cybercriminal tactics, as well as the wider information security industry. @Forbes @DavidBalaban1 @chidambara09 @jamesvgingerich


Where is Your Learning Culture? So how do we begin to transform culture? The journey starts with being honest about where you are in order to chart a path forward to get to the place you want to be. Reflection is a powerful tool for growth. @E_Sheninger @VipulaSharma1

AI & Hate speech

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Why AI is Struggling to Detect Hate Speech – All major social media networks use AI algorithms to moderate online content. But while AI shows promise in detecting some type of content, it is hard-pressed when it comes to spotting hate speech. @bendee983 @bdtechtalks @TechFinancials @HarbRimah @Ronald_vanLoon

Plant Cells


Mystery Solved: How Plant Cells Know When to Stop Growing. The discovery could have a profound effect on cell research for many species of plants and animals, as well as the future of crops. @JohnInnesCentre @WIRED


The Supreme Court’s Vulgar Snapchat Ruling and What It Means for Students’ Free Speech – The Supreme Court last week sided with a former high school cheerleader after a profane Snapchat post got her suspended from the team. Here’s what the court said and the case’s impact on student speech rights. @eric_radio @educationweek

Inspirational/Funny Tweets



Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

THRiVE: Turn Food Waste into Ready-to-Use Compost Easily. 2.5H Super Fast Processing Time | Multi Recyclable Waste Options | Intelligent Protections | Silent & Eco-Friendly | Easy to Use. @Kickstarter @thrive_usa


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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