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13 Skills
Thirteen Hard to Learn Skills That Will Help You Succeed – These skills require a big-time commitment to acquire but will pay off in the long run. @RGillett23 @Inc @ValuedMerchants

The Benefits Of Leadership Coaching – If you’ve been considering leadership coaching recently, you’re not alone. Every day, high-performance leaders wonder whether executive coaching is the next step in their leadership journey. @CardinalRos @PeopleDevelop1

Exploring Perceptions About Identity Through Self-Portraits – When students learn about each other’s identities, it helps them understand their own biases and prejudices, as well as build a space of respect and tolerance for all. @ShanaVWhite @edutopia

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

A Global Smart-City Competition Highlights China’s Rise in AI. Chinese entrants swept all five categories, featuring technologies to improve civic life. But the advances could also be tools for surveillance. @kharijohnson @wired

Water Project


A Massive Water Recycling Proposal Could Help Ease Drought – Members of Congress from Western states are pushing for $750 million to turn wastewater into pure water. Here’s how that works. @mrMattSimon @wired

Laura Gibbs


(Un)Grading: It Can Be Done in College. One professor explains her (un)grading system where the students do the grading, while she focuses on feedback. @OnlineCrsLady @mssackstein

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Ego at th wheel@Gapingvoid

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

This Moment When A Slinky Defies Gravity Is Breaking Our Brains. When you drop a slinky on the ground, there’s always a second when the bottom of the slinky freezes. Get a slinky and try it. This is a great science lesson. @theactionlabman


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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