Digital Formative Assessment / Do Discipline Differently? / Climate Bill Will Save You Money?

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Why digital formative assessment is critical in today’s classrooms – Formative assessment is versatile–teachers can use almost any sort of assignment as a formative assessment. @jayayoo @eschoolnews

There’s Still Time to Do School Discipline Differently. What are behavioral issues and discipline going to look like this year? And where are the opportunities to make sure consequences are doled out equitably? @EdSurge @brianedtech

Climate Bill
How the Huge New US Climate Bill Will Save You Money – President Biden just signed the Inflation Reduction Act, which allocates hundreds of billions to fight climate change. Here’s how to get your share. It looks like you have to spend money you may not have to save money. I also think the rebates on EV cars are a bit more tricky than this article implies. I drive a plug-in hybrid. @mrMattSimon @WIRED

Home Schooling

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Number of NYC homeschooled students has more than doubled since COVID pandemic. The surge in city parents opting to homeschool coincides with a nationwide trend sparked by the pandemic — one that has continued even with the return of in-person classes. @cayla_bam @nypost


Webb Discovers a Galaxy That Could Break Physics. Astronomers have nicknamed this galaxy Schrodinger’s galaxy because it could be at two places at once. @cosmic_secrets


Learning Personalized Podcast: Hacking Assessment Part 1 – Allison Zmuda works for the Habits of Mind Institute and understands the power of personalized learning. This is an interview with Starr Satkstein. @allison_zmuda @mssackstein

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

What They Can Do

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Thunderstruck |but with banjos| – Southern Raised This is the second post I’ve done of this AC/DC song featuring banjos. These guys are good. @SouthernRaisedB


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Can You Learn to Be Lucky? Why Some People Seem to Win More Often Than Others by Karla Staff
My Post-Pandemic Teaching and Learning Observations by Dr. Doug Green – X!) Publications

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

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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