Transform Your School’s Marketing / Do Relationships Matter?/ Making Gunpowder

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Transform your schools with marketing. Here you can find original research, superintendent interviews, and basic marketing guides to get you started. Get a copy for the person in your district responsible for PR. @apptegy @school_ceo

Do relationships really matter in learning? This is great advice that all teachers can use in only nine minutes from AJ Juliani. @ajjuliani

West Point Chemists Re-Create Medieval Gunpowder Recipes. Following an antique manuscript, researchers mixed up (and then blew up) some early formulations to learn how explosive-making has evolved. I use to make it as a kid in my basement. Consider letting your kids try it outdoors while you supervise. @eniiler @WIRED

AI Influencers

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Top Ten AI Influencers You Should Definitely Follow in 2021 – These AI Influencers on social media can help you stay updated. @shivanipaliwal @industry_wired @mary_gambara @MHcommunicate



Pinkcast 4.13. This is how big-time performers get the feedback they need. Dan suggests that you ask for advice rather than feedback. Good luck with that. @DanielPink

Student Monitoring


Five ways schools can more fairly and safely monitor students’ online activities – Student privacy and equity could be two casualties of educators’ Herculean efforts to hand out millions of laptops and tablets to connect families after the COVID shut down last spring, an advocacy group says. @Zalaznick @universitybiz @DA_magazine

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Person you are supposed to be@Ranal55

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

The Bangles – In Your Room – I love this video and I’m not alone as it has over seven million views. While the lyrics might be PG it’s shows how women can creat a great rock band. @Banglesfun


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast


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
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

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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