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Formative Assessments
The Ultimate Guide to Formative Assessments – A formative assessment is a short, low-stakes check that provides both teacher and student with immediate feedback on the student’s comprehension of a learning target. @OtusK12

Documentation Panels
Documentation Panels Are a Novel Way for Students to Demonstrate Their Learning. This innovative assessment tool has students engage in metacognitive reflection by assembling and presenting evidence of their learning. @edutopia @salomeandsmiles

Student Cam
C-SPAN StudentCam is Back for Its 19th School Year! The StudentCam contest is open to students in the United States. The contest deadline is January 20, 2023. All videos must include some C-SPAN footage. @CSPANClassroom @rmbyrne

iOS 16

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

iOS 16 Has 2 New Security Features for Worst-Case Scenarios. Safety Check and Lockdown Mode give people in vulnerable situations ways to quarantine themselves from acute risks. @lilyhnewman @WIRED

College Degrees


The Fastest Growing And Shrinking College Subjects In The US, Visualized – Some fields of study have seen drastic changes in the number of degrees awarded over the last decade. Looks like more students are looking for employable skills. @darcymiajimenez

Hacking Homework


Do You Want to Hack Homework This Year? How we handle homework has a lot to do with our learning philosophy. And although it may be impossible to get rid of homework all of the time for all grades, how we approach it can be adjusted. @mssackstein

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Success@themerry_monk @Susanjmccann

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

The Heimatdamisch: Sweet Child o’ Mine (Guns n’ Roses) – Taken from the album “The Heimatdamisch: Circus Oberkrain”, available at bergbeatshop. @SoulPitStop1


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Ken's Book
Critical Issues in Democratic Schooling: Curriculum, Teaching, and Socio-Political Realities by Kenneth Teitelbaum

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 Times 10 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

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 – by Dr Doug Green @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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