Manage Student Worries / Debunking Standards-Based Grading / Exceeding Student Expectations

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Worries
Eleven Picture Books to Help Young Students Manage Their Worries – These engaging books and guided questions can help young learners manage back-to-school anxiety, as well as worries in general. @KristinRydholm #edutopia

OTUS
Debunking Standards-Based Grading Myths featuring Matt Townsley Matt Townsley debunks common myths about standards-based grading so educators can prevent these ideas from taking hold in a school community and shift the conversation back to student learning and achievement. @mctownsley @OtusK12 @_feedspot

Cuban
Meeting and Exceeding Student Expectations of Teachers: A Way to Achieve “Good” Teaching. Larry Cuban originally posted this in 2013. This is an updated version. Thanks, Larry. @LarryCuban

TicTok

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

TikTok is Fast Becoming a Key Search and Discovery Platform for Younger Audiences – Keeping up with young people’s social media habits can be tricky, This should help. @adhutchinson @socialmedia2day

Learning

Gettysburg: Animated Battle Map – This is almost 17 minutes long, but teachers and students of history should like this. Please share. @Battlefields

Empowered

Leadership/Parenting

Set Up a Student-Empowered Classroom. Stations are set up around the room. Technology in some places, crafts in others. One corner by the bookshelf is adorned with throw pillows or beanbag chairs, and there are tables all over the room instead of rows of desks. @mssackstein

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Ransom@danthenoodleman @MarkDavidGerson

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Miley Cyrus – Jolene (Backyard Session) HD | LYRICS IN VIDEO! – Sorry about Miley Syrus two days in a row, but she has a special voice. This was ten years ago. @MileyArmy

Jooble

Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Lucky
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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