How Visionary Leadership Fails / Protect Kids from Social Media / Travel with Samantha Brown

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Visionary Leadership
Why Visionary Leadership Fails – Research finds that the positive impact of visionary leadership breaks down when middle managers aren’t aligned with top management’s strategic vision. @nuferates @DrMuratTarakci @JeaninePorck @HarvardBiz @pettet50

Kids & Social Media
We owe it to our kids to put an age limit on social media. For societies with long histories of protecting children with laws and regulations, isn’t it surprising that nothing is being done to similarly shield them from the various and proven dangers of social media? @BenjaminPring @TechCrunch @TrippBraden

Samantha Brown’s Places to Love – Season Four – If you love to travel this is a show for you. @SamanthaBrown


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

A simple model of the brain provides new directions for AI research. Our growing understanding of information-processing mechanisms in the brain might help create algorithms that are more robust in understanding and engaging in conversations. @bendee983 @bdtechtalks @YvesMulkers @SpirosMargaris


Let’s Talk About Sex: The Reality of the Sexual Pleasure Disparity | Grace Wetzel | TEDxStLawrenceU – This could be used for high school sex ed. @grace__wetzel @RutgersU @StLawrenceU



Why Grading And Evaluating Are Not Assessment – No, Students Don’t Need Grades, excerpted from Education Week’s 10 Big Ideas article. @10publications @markbarnes19

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Decide what you want@lawrence_wray

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

This liquid, incredibly, pours itself. This belongs in any lesson about polymers. Share with chemistry teachers and students you know. @theactionlabman


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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