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The Twitter names next to each link belong to the authors, publications, and the people who bring them to my attention.

The Three Most Effective Instructional Strategies for Science—According to Teachers = Show students where I have failed and how I take steps to improve my performance. @Larryferlazzo @educationweel

Podcast: Playing the Game of School with Leader of Learning – In this episode, Starr Sackstein was interviewed by Dan Kreiness, a fellow ASCD Emerging Leader. @mssackstein @dr_kreiness

Remove these 7 things from your resume ‘ASAP,’ says CEO who has read more than 1,000 resumes this year. Also know that most people get jobs thanks to people in their network recommending them. @thepeteryang @CNBCMakeIt

China Hacks

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

How China’s Hacking Entered a Reckless New Phase = The country’s hackers have gotten far more aggressive since 2015, when the Ministry of State Security largely took over the country’s cyberespionage. @a_greenberg @WIRED



Here’s The Logic Behind How Interstate Highways Are Numbered. While it might seem random at first sight, there is a system behind the number of the US highway interstate system. @DayEngineering @Digg



How Can Teachers Better Understand Students? A New Breed of Assessment Will Try to Help. @cgewertz @educationweek

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Love Yourself@AriEmpire_

Dog Rescue

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

This Big Dog Rescuing This Tiny Dog From Floating Away Is The Most Wholesome Thing You’ll Watch Today. A big dog brings this little tiny dog ashore. @Digg


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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