Make PBL a Reality / Doing Well In Math During a Pandemic / Community-Responsive Learning

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How to make project-based learning a reality – Part of what makes PBL so magical is that educators are helping students acquire valuable knowledge that they can apply right now in their own community. @eschoolnews @TerraTarango @VAInstitute

How One School Is Beating the Odds in Math, the Pandemic’s Hardest-Hit Subject – How did your school’s math scores fare during the pandemic? If they were not so good, you need to read this. @smervosh @LarryCuban @nytimes

4 Steps
My Four Steps to Building Community-Responsive Lessons – As teachers, nothing matters more to us than making our students feel like their learning matters. @_jesspeacock @teacher2teacher

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

A Quick Way to Check the Safety of Links – One of the best ways to protect your computer and network from malicious software is to simply avoid opening links that appear in your email from unfamiliar senders. @rmbyrne @Google



A New Tool for Eruption Forecasting: Carbon-Catching Drones – In the future, remote-controlled quadcopters might mean that researchers won’t have to crawl inside volcanoes to collect carbon dioxide anymore. @katrinacecile @fairtaxcanada @WIRED



What is Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)? In order to stay eligible for student loans you need to maintain SAP. Do you and your kids know what it is? @CollegeAveLoans @_feedspot

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Queen And David Bowie Released ‘Under Pressure’ 41 Years Ago Today<./a> Their single, at the time, was a big hit. But four decades later it still might be one of the greatest song ever made, straight up. @QueenWillRock


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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