Tech Leaders & SM Health / Principal-Prep Changes / Your Town’s Surveillance Cameras

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Tech Leaders
The New Role of School Tech Leaders in Social-Emotional Health – As tech use evolves in schools, so must the role of tech leaders, who now must not simply provide devices and instruct how to use them, but also understand the impact of technology on student learning and wellbeing. @TheSocialInst @Getting_Smart @soLaur

Principal Prep
How the Pandemic Is Already Changing Principal-Prep Programs – Just as K-12 schools closed for in-person instruction because of the pandemic, principal-prep schools—which have largely held online preparation programs at arm’s length over concerns about quality and rigor—found that they didn’t have a choice but to move their programs online. @drsuperville @Educationweek

NYPD Cameras
The All-Seeing Eyes of New York’s 15,000 Surveillance Cameras – Video from the cameras is often used in facial-recognition searches. A report finds they are most common in neighborhoods with large nonwhite populations. What does your city have? @sidneyfussell @WIRED @NYPDnews


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Moving Companies Newr Me – If you or someone you know needs to make a move, this site will connect you with the right people. @SekaMoving


What Causes Cancer to Metastasize? It seems like anyone diagnosed with cancer should strongly consider a vegan diet. I’ve been a vegan for the last two year sn never have I felt better. @nutrition_facts

Mom Talking


President Biden’s $220,000,000,000 “American Family Plan” should also pivot home. The dearth of language is where critical learning gaps begin for many poor and disadvantaged children—gaps that often don’t close in school, no matter how much we spend or how early we start. @MiriamKF1 @educationgadfly

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Favors quote@tim_fargo

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

This Danish PSA Uses Vikings To Tell A Humorous Story About The Importance Of Always Wearing A Helmet. This is hilarious. @paperley @dewaanifordrama @otakureview @mjgtwo


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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