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Metacognitive Questions
Five Metacognitive Questions For Students Learning New Material – New materials can leave kids in the fog. Here are five metacognitive questions they can use to find their way and become more independent learners. @edutopia @tatertutt

Welcome Afghans
How Can Schools Help to Welcome Young Afghan Newcomers? This applies to kids from any other different culture. At least act you are happy to see them. They really can have a positive impact on your school. @cyril_bennouna @EdSurge

Weekend Jobs
Five weekend jobs that can earn you an extra $2,500 per month – Many people would like to earn extra income, but finding spare time during the week can be hard. @jenglantz @thisisinsider

AI & Jobs

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Does AI Create or Destroy Jobs? What is the Real Threat to Human Society Over the Coming Decades? Artificial intelligence (AI) will create new job opportunities, not destroy them. AI will displace some jobs but will create new ones. @BBNTimes_en @chidambara09 @DigitalEdwyn @wef

AI Shapes Lives


Five ways artificial intelligence could shape our lives – Here are five uses for AI showcased at one of the world’s largest technology conferences, which returned to Lisbon this week after the 2020 edition was called off due to the pandemic. @Khiri_Yassine @kjalee @techxplore_com @PawlowskiMario @globaliqx



Why You Should Allow Students to Retake Tests – There is a chart from the book, Evolving Education, identifies the general assessment practices that improve the learning process versus those that can hinder it. @KatieMartinEdu @RStiggins @JanChappuis

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Kind Words@theeiguy

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Here’s How Axl Rose Expertly Fixed A Potentially Deadly Crowd Crush Situation At A Guns N’ Roses Concert. So I guess that Axl Rose is a genius after all. All rock stars should watch this. @gunsnroses @Digg


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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