Saving Time as a Teacher / Ditch Java, Learn Python / Creative Final Exams

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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Save Time
Twelve Simple Ways To Save Time As A Teacher – So it’s not unusual to hear their concerns about the lack of adequate time to do everything teachers need to do: plan, individualize instruction, test, assign grades, collaborate, innovate, reflect and of course, teach. No one, not even teachers, can add more hours to a day. The key to finding more time each day may be to use strategies that make the most of your available time. @TeachThought @TeachThoughtPD @WilsonMellissa

Ditch Java
10 Reasons to Ditch Java and Start Learning Python Today Some languages and technologies have seen a downfall, whereas some of them have broken the bars! Python is one of those languages that is at its peak and does not seem to stop in this race in the near future. @jhankar_mahbub @Programming1Pro

How Are Final Exams Changing During the Pandemic? Is it time to let students do community-based projects in place of sit-down finals? @jryoung @EdSurge

Surf Anonymously

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Three Ways You Can Surf Anonymously – When you are using the internet, do you know how much sensitive data is getting leaked? When we use the internet, our browser leaks sensitive information such as your IP address, your geological coordinates, your internet service provider, and much more. Shocking isn’t it? @jhankar_mahbub @Programming1Pro

Yoga Ed


Yoga Ed. Addresses Trauma Through Teacher, Student Self-Care. Teaching self-care to educators, who in turn can teach this to their students, is the mission of Yoga Ed. @mwniehoff @Getting_Smart @julzbond @brynnecaleda



Eight Elements of Effective Coaching – There are so many ways to implement coaching effectively, but some specific strategies are listed here. @E_Sheninger @specialtechie

Inspirational/Funny Tweets



Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

How Smart Changes In Engineering Designs Of Road Barriers Made Them Less Deadly – This is a good physics lesson for middle school on up. @CarCamCentral


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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