Reaching the Quiet Kids / Apple’s WWDC / Science In the Classroom

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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Quiet Kids
Reaching the Quiet Kids in Class – Some of our smartest students might be our quietest. How do we give them an opportunity to be vocal without calling them out or making them feel uncomfortable? @buddyxo @EdSurge

Apple's WWDC
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference begins Monday. Expect a slew of updates to the software that powers the company’s devices. The operating systems will be a focus and there may be new laptops and Apple Watch features. @LaurenGoode @WIRED

Science In the Classroom from the American Association for the Advancement of Science – Free Science Research Papers Annotated With Teaching Resources @aaas @rmbyrne

Wearable Tech

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

The Biggest Wearable Technology Trends In 2021 – Features designed to help us monitor our health and stay safe will remain a top priority for developers of wearable technology during 2021. @BernardMarr @Forbes @mvollmer1 @GlenGilmore @ipfconline1



Ten Unique Hobbies to Try Right Now – Have you ever thought of taking some time out to disconnect from the daily grind and do something that inspires you to make meaningful moments? You could even start a blog. @imagine_sunsets @Home_and_Loving



Do Children Have the Right to Play? The title of this post may sound absurd. Of course, children should play; it need not be a “right,” as defined in law, but it should be common sense. Play is an essential part of childhood. @dianeravitch @drjohnthompson @coopmike48

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Better Paths@Ranal55

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

How We’re Fooled By Statistics – If you don’t fully understand regression to the mean, you should and this will help. @veritasium


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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