Noise by Daniel Kahneman / Liquid Learners / Pandemic Learning for Tech Leaders

Free Resources for Busy Parents and Educators Who Don’t Have as Much Time to Read and Surf as I Do

The Twitter names next to each link belong to the authors, publications, and the people who bring them to my attention.

Can we keep human inconsistency from confusing expert advice? This is a review of Daniel Kahneman’s new book Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgement. I also summarized his book Thinking Fast and Slow: How Your Brain Thinks. @dmgitig @arstechnica

Do We Want “Liquid” Learners? As liquid can adapt to fill any space. Do we our students to have this kind of adaptability? How do we do this? @PeteDDavis @ProjectGI

Pandemic Leader Learning
The Pandemic Put the Pressure on School Technology Leaders. What Did They Learn? Survey respondents—who represent about 400 rural, suburban and urban school systems across the U.S.—described digital equity as a pressing concern. @ByEmilyTate @EdSurge


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Teaching with Jamboard – It’s engaging, flexible, and a great way to collaborate–that’s the number one feature! @ShakeUpLearning @The_Tech_Lady


Marques Brownlee Gives His First Impressions Of The Ford F150 Lightning Electric Truck, And It Was Better Than He Thought. At zero to 60 in 4.5 seconds, it is the fastest truck. Car nerds will like this as will other people who just drive cars. @MKBHD

Math Conferences


Confer with Students in High School Math for Deeper Learning. Read about one math teacher who doesn’t give tests. In every conference, students are required to answer: What is the standard asking you to do? What new vocabulary and skills did you need to learn? Can you show me an example? @emmajchiappetta @mssackstein

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Great Teachers@lawrence_wray

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Here’s Why There’s A Shortage On Seemingly Everything In The United States. This is almost twenty minutes, but it’s something any business student should watch. @wendoverpro @SamfromWendover @hover


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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