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Inquiry Projects
Top Five Tips That Will Transform Your INQUIRY Projects – It is possible for students to design a variety of ways to show their learning that respects their interests and individuality while all still meeting the same expectations. @madlylearning @thartman2u @TCEA

Teaching Empathy
Five Ways To Teach Empathy For Children Of All Ages – When we think of success, skills like collaboration, time management, and critical thinking may immediately come to mind. While these skills are important, many 21st century employers argue that empathy—the ability to identify with others and share their emotions—is at the heart of success. @teachmag @dalstonEDU @MTPSMattkirk

Peter Grey
The Advanced Placement Racket – Advanced Placement courses harm students and enrich College Board executives. This is Dr. Peter Grey’s opinion. What’s yours? @StevenSinger3 @coopmike48 @PsychToday @DianeRavitch

Ethics of AI

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Exploring the ethics of AI – The ethics of Artificial Intelligence or in short ethics of AI is a topic that is often debated and it’s one that will no doubt continue to be discussed as artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more prevalent in our lives. @BetaMoroney @lyakovet @SabineVdL

Carbon Capture


New tool for energy sector models carbon capture incentives – The U.S. has many existing and operating coal-fired and natural gas power plants, and it would be wasteful to suddenly render them ‘obsolete’ via policy when other paths capable of equivalent CO2 reductions can be lower cost and less socially and economically disruptive. @physorg_com @CarnegieMellon @BetaMoroney @chidambara09


Earth-Shaking Learning That Kids Love – NoRILLA is a patented mixed-reality educational system bridging physical and virtual worlds to improve STEM learning. @NesraYannier @NorillaLearning

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Lottery quote@Susanjmccann

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Paddy Moloney, The Chieftains founder, dies (1938 – 2021) RIP. This is a short video obituary about a great musician and person. There are lots more Chieftains content on YouTube. Check it out. @thechieftains


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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