Is Forgetting a Good Thing / Teacher Time Savers / Bad News for the Bolt

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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Forgetting
Misremembering Something May Be Evidence That Your Memory Is Actually Working. Is forgetting details a good thing, given that everyday life is filled with an enormous number of details, too many for a finite human brain to remember accurately? @ScienceAlert @BetaMoroney @chidambara09

Save Time 2
Time-Saving Tips and Tools for Teachers (Part 2) – Learn tips and tools to help you save clicks, paper, grading time, and frustration. Every teacher needs these tips. @ShakeUpLearning

Bolt
The Chevrolet Bolt’s No-Good, Very-Bad Year Is Going From Bad To Worse. The planned production restart will not happen until 2022, while GM has issued a software update for owners that addresses the fire risk but hampers range. @pioneerspine @Jalopnik

Plagerism

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Should universities be worried about the increasing capabilities of AI? Artificial intelligence is getting better at writing, and universities should worry about plagiarism. @DrSarahEaton @ConversationCA @Khulood_Almani

Learning

How Old is Your Hearing? – Interactive Test for Your Ears – This is pretty cool. I scored about ten years younger than my age. @realjoentell

Grading

Leadership/Parenting

Defining Grades: A Middle School’s Approach to Grading Reform – Read how one school started grading for mastery rather than behavior. @AMLE @8ennett @DrBakerHerring @mctownsley @gastonschools

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Love@themerry_monk

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

A Comprehensive Explanation For Why It’s So Hard To Come Up With A Good Name For A Car – This is funny and worth the 16-minute length. @donutmedia

Jooble

Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Suite Talk
180 Moving Forward past the Pandemic with Dr. Doug Green – On October 4, 2021, I was Kim Mattina’s guest on her weekly show. Please join us for a discussion on what we can gain from our pandemic experiences as educators.

The Future of Smart

The Future of Smart: How Our Education System Needs to Change to Help All Young People Thrive by Ulcca Joshi Hansen

Noise: A Flaw In Human Judgement by Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Sibony, & Cass Sunstein

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
Listen 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

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

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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