Boosting K-12 Science Ed / Digitally Genius Schools / New Online School

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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Science Ed
A blueprint for boosting K-12 science education in the US – A massive infusion of taxpayer funding for local school districts to overcome pandemic learning losses represents a major opportunity to bolster ailing K-12 science education in the U.S. @bernardjharris @thehill

Genius Schools
How to Create a “Digitally Genius School” – What does it mean to create a digitally genius school? A new six-episode series will help you explore the digital transformation of your school or classroom. @ClassTechTips

Sal Khan partners with Arizona State University to Launch New Online Global High School. Khan World School @ ASU Prep will open its virtual doors to enthusiastic 9th-grade students from around the world in August 2022. @SocietyofKhan @Benzinga @BusinessWire @michaelcrow @ASU

Supreme Court

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Is Leaking a Supreme Court Opinion a Crime? The Law Is Far From Clear. The leak of a draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade quickly sparked a court investigation. Which laws may have been violated, if any, remains uncertain. This could make for a good classroom discussion. @a_greenberg @WIRED



We found a one-star review for ramen lasagna, so we made it. If you know someone who eats a lot of ramen. please share. @sun4lower



Striving for ‘Menstrual Equity,’ Oregon Puts Tampons in Men’s Bathrooms at Public Schools, Colleges – This is from a conservative publication. My solution would be to make menstrual products available freely at the school store and not put any dispensers in any restrooms. This would save money, and custodian effort, and still deal with both sides of the argument. @tperkins @FRCdc @USCIRF

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

You the artist@LRobbTeacher

World REcords

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

14 (Thankfully) Discontinued Guinness World Records – Some are so stupid it’s hard to imagine how they started. Drinking the most beer in an hour could kill someone. @ellengutoskey @mental_floss


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast


The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward by Daniel Pink

Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead, and Live Without Barriers by Jo Boaler
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: 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

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)

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