Parents Appreciate Teachers More / Promoting Student Voice / Grocery Delivery Robot

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Parent Appreciate Techers More
During Pandemic, More Parents Come To Appreciate Teachers and Understand Teaching. This should be no surprise, but I enjoyed reading Larry Cuban’s take on the matter. @LarryCuban @CubanLarry

Promoting Student Voice
Tips for Promoting Student Voice in Middle School – Carefully crafted units and relevant choice reading assignments can support students in sharing their thoughts. @shortisweet3 @edutopia @ERobbPrincipal

Delivery Robot
Run out of milk? Robots on call for Singapore home deliveries. Hoping to capitalize on a surge in demand for home deliveries, a Singapore technology company has deployed a pair of robots to bring residents their groceries in one part of the city-state. @Reuters @PawlowskiMario @JeroenBartelse

AI & Rlationships

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

COVID-19 May Have Rewired People’s Relationships With Artificial Intelligence Forever. During the pandemic, human fondness and faith towards human-like machines have grown and people deeply affected by COVID-19 are showing more goodwill towards the likes of Alexa and Cortana. @SofiQuaglia @observer @nigewillson

3D Printed House


Discover the interiors of TECLA, a 3D-printed home made of clay by Mario Cucinella. 3D-printing with clay ensures that the dwelling can be built anywhere in the world using local resources, particularly in rural areas where it’s not easy to find construction materials. Will you live in one someday? @MarioCucinella @designboom @MandalaySamui

Don't Judge


Don’t judge. Just help. Evidence of our deep ‘judge and rate’ culture can be seen and heard everywhere. Nearly everyone does it – it’s in us. @teacherhead

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Starting OVER@Home_and_Loving

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Molly Sanden – Husavik (Live at Oscars, which they didn’t win, sigh) If you haven’t watched “Eurovision” the movie you should give it a shot. This is the song from the movie that was nominated for an Oscar. You can also watch a 16-year-old Icelandic girl sing it from her bedroom.@mollysanden


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Unwind Anxiety

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

The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win by Maria Konnikova

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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