Supporting Social-Emotional Learning / Student-Led Conferences / Future Learner Success

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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SE Learning
Supporting Social-Emotional Learning and Digital Leadership with Buncee Social-emotional learning is a hot topic right now and many teachers are scouring the internet for resources to support their students in this way. @JCasaTodd @froehlichm @Buncee

Student-Led Conferences Paired with VoiceThread – Buckland Mills Elementary School implemented Student Led Conferences nine years ago. @voicethread @jc_james_clark

Disruptive Thinkers
Setting the Stage for Current and Future Learner Success – The traditional goal of any education system is to prepare students for either college or careers. Over the years, while this view still holds value, the context has changed dramatically. @E_Sheninger @leedrury

School Bus

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

These Parents Built a School App. Then the City Called the Cops. Stockholm’s official app was a disaster. So annoyed parents built their own open-source version—ignoring warnings that it might be illegal. @mattburgess1 @WIRED


The Pros and cons of ALL ELECTRIC homes – In the 1950s, General Electric and Westinghouse ran a multi-million dollar campaign to promote the sales of electric appliances. Fast forward 70 years, and we’re seeing another push towards all-electric homes. @belindajcarr_

Personalizd Learning


Why Personalized Learning Works in Some Schools, But Not in Others. What Test Scores Say – So what does personalized learning look like in schools that perform well on standardized tests versus those that perform poorly? @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Gapngvoid Wealth@Gapingvoid

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Fred Armisen Gave A Brilliant Impression Of How Punk Music Evolved Every Decade. Fred Armisen gave Jimmy Fallon’s audience a history lesson in punk music in this extraordinary imitation. @FREDARMISEN5 @jimmyfallon


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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