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Practice Makes Permanent and Games Make it Fun. Research on brains and learning tells us that practice makes permanent. This is good if they’re practicing the skill correctly, not so good if they’re practicing the skill incorrectly! I suspect we all know the pain of unlearning a bad habit! @ElemntryMatters

Data Science
Data Science Trends of the Future 2022 – Data Science is an exciting field for knowledge workers because it increasingly intersects with the future of how industries, society, governance and policy will function. @MichaelKevinSp2 @chidambara09 @nigewillson

Pinkcast 4.12: This is how a tiny toilet can help you move beyond your screwups. The Pinkcasts are short and always worth your time. @DanielPink


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Shopping for a Router Sucks. Here’s What You Need to Know. How much speed do you need? And what’s a MU-MIMO? We decipher the jargon and explain what to look for. @IamSimonHill @WIRED



Interoception: the hidden sense that shapes wellbeing. There’s growing evidence that signals sent from our internal organs to the brain play a major role in regulating emotions and fending off anxiety and depression. @d_a_robson @BBC @TheAtlantic @TheGuardian


Growth Mindset Leadership & The Pygmalion Effect – Our mindsets impact others more than we realize. As leaders, we can use this to improve the learning environment. @learner_lab

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Alfie Kohn@LRobbTeacher @alfiekohn

Wine Regions

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Eight Wine Regions Emerging Due to Climate Change – Climate change brings many terrible effects. But its silver lining is the emergence of new wine-growing regions. @nicklesg @winewankers @wineworldnews @Liquor @SustainableKW


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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