Reinforcement Learning / Infrastructure Bill Breakdown / Exit Ticket Ideas

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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Reinforcement Learning
Reinforcement Learning 101 – Experts Explain – AI is an extremely diversified field, with various subsets under its umbrella, including Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Reinforcement Learning to name but a few. @teamrework @jijenghi @ipfconline1 @KirkDBorne

Here’s A Comprehensive Breakdown Of Where The $1.2 Trillion In The Infrastructure Bill Is Going. This contains detail that you won’t get from your media. @TheB1M

Exit Ticket Tools and 15 Questions – Conducting an exit ticket activity at the end of a class is a favorite way to get some additional insight into how my students feel about the topic, that day’s lesson, or just their general state of mind. @rmbyrne @TamraDollar @TCEA

AI Pro and Con

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) — Top 3 Pros and Cons – Artificial intelligence (AI) is the use of “computers and machines to mimic the problem-solving and decision-making capabilities of the human mind,” according to IBM. Can you or your students guess what they are? @procon_org @appthisway @IainLJBrown

Sodium Battery


Sodium Batteries May Power Your New Electric Car. As EV sales increase, supplies of lithium may get tight. So some companies are incorporating cells with sodium, which provides almost as big a charge. @GregoryJBarber @WIRED

Fund Kids


Five Ways for Principals to Turn Crisis Into Professional Development – Are there lessons for principals to learn to sharpen their leadership skills for the next unknown crisis? @AriannaProthero @educationweek

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

World as Canvas@SimpliTeach


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

2021’s Best Places to Retire in Florida – Florida’s unmatched status as a retirement paradise, however, doesn’t rub off on every one of its cities. I have many friends there and they all picked places near the top of this list. @AssembledAdam @ClaimerApp


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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