Education Trends for 2022 / Texting Parents & Attendance / Nonviolent Video Games

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Education Trends
Trends Shaping Education in 2022 – Around the edges and behind the scenes three important shifts accelerated: new learning goals, team tools and staffing, and active learning. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart

Texting Parents
Can texting parents improve school attendance? Texting parents can be an effective and inexpensive way to communicate the importance of student attendance, but to succeed district leaders should evaluate their needs and resources as well as understand the IT infrastructure required to meet their goals. @KaraArundel @K12DiveNews

Video Games
%0 Nonviolent Video Games – Whether you’re looking for the best games for game-based learning or simply games that are fun to play, any of these games represent an impressive design achievement and are definitely worth a play. @TeachThought


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

This AI Software Nearly Predicted Omicron’s Tricky Structure. New algorithms that decipher complex sequences of amino acids offered an early view of the coronavirus variant. They could point the way to future drugs. @tsimonite @WIRED


About Primary Sources – Provide students with a textbook entry, a Wikipedia entry, and a primary source document about the same event or topic and see what they think. @rmbyrne @mnhs

Remote Learning


50 Remote Learning Resources for Teachers and Schools – Remote learning is tough! We all need as much support as we can get right now. @ShakeUpLearning

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Why yeast extract is in tons of foods (and why it’s delicious) – I put yeast extract in my breakfast drink every morning and it taste really good. If you are any kind of foody you need to watch this. @aragusea @omnibread1_


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Limitless Mind

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)

Upstream: How to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath

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