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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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Three Good Tools for Recording and Publishing Audio Conversations – Is it time for your student to start podcasting? @rmbyrne @anchor @Flipgrid

Mask Advice
I’m Vaccinated. When Is It Safe to Take My Mask Off? Mask guidance continues to change. Here’s what you need to know, depending on who you are, to protect yourself—and, most importantly, others. @tarahaelle @WIRED

PBL Certificate
Master the Art & Science of PBL Unit Design. Project-based learning is a powerful way to engage students in rigorous, authentic learning—but without a well-designed unit plan, it’s virtually impossible to cover the standards. @ThePBLN

Child Safety

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Apple delays controversial ‘child safety’ feature after privacy outcry. The feature would’ve let a tool scan images on Apple users’ devices before being uploaded to iCloud. @theo_way @nypostbiz

#d Barracks

Learning

Texas Military Department opens 3D-printed barracks. By 3D printing the 3,800 square-foot bay-style building, TMD delivered the barracks faster and at one-third the cost of traditional construction methods. @byShourjya @DefenseIT @sQC0v89XiUwf5nr @PoseidonTPA

Leader SKills

Leadership/Parenting

Core Leadership Values of Successful Leaders – Understanding the core leadership values is crucial if you want to identify and improve your leadership style. These values are your guiding principles and reflect what you believe is important and worthwhile.

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Mandela@ReidGenise

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Here’s Why You’re Pretty Much Guaranteed To Fail The Milk Crate Challenge. It seems easy enough. Run up and down a pyramid of stacked milk crates. Dr. Nehemiah Mabry, an engineer, explains why you’re stupid for even trying this. @NehemiahMabry

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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