Humanizing Personalized Learning / Students Talk Online Learning / Why Learn Data Science

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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Personalized Learning
Four Steps for Humanizing Personalized Learning – Most educators can probably agree that more personalization in learning is needed for the fall—perhaps more than ever before. Students will be entering classrooms with varied experiences during the pandemic, entering classrooms with uneven skill sets and knowledge levels. @paul_emerich @EdSurge

Online Learning
What Students Can Teach Us About Online Learning – In spite of virtual classes posing difficulties for many teachers and students amid COVID-19, remote education is a trend that studies suggest is likely to last in some form post-pandemic. @mich_montgomery @Getting_Smart

Data Science
Ten Reasons To Learn Data Science – Data has always been around. Man-kind has been recording data since it started to think. Data science is the next big leap in the industry. @jhankar_mahbub @ProgrammingHero @chidambara09

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Have Your Mind Blown By This Comprehensive Explanation For How Bluetooth Works. This is an excellent science lesson for middle school and up. @BranchES2012

Programmig Tips


This Is What Makes You A Good Programmer. As someone who did some programming as part of my job I find this sound advice. Share with programming students you know. @jhankar_mahbub @ProgrammingHero

Emotional Regulation


Emotional Regulation Activities for Tweens and Teens – Middle and high school students often experience strong feelings, and self-regulation tools can help them feel in control. @brukner_lauren @edutopia

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Today's Best@LollyDaskal

Dylan Covers

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

The 80 Greatest Dylan Covers of All Time – You can listen to eighty songs here if you like. Don’t be surprised if you spot some songs that you didn’t know Dylan wrote. @DavBrowne @keithharrisexp @greeneandy @robsheff @angiemartoccio @korygrow @jonbern @RollingStone


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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