New National Ed Tech Plan / Addiction or Dependency? / Help Students Feel Like They Belong

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Ed Policy
Department of Education Developing New National Ed Tech Plan – Once the contract is awarded and work commences, the plan will take 12-18 months to finish. @GAlbaneseJr @govtechnews


High Tech: Addiction or Dependency? Whenever access to new technologies increased the flow of information, such as the printing press, telegraph, telephone, computer, and now smartphones, there were those who argued that such technologies reduced communication among friends and family, eroded a sense of community, increased isolation of individuals, and even made people dumb. @LrryCuban


One district’s push to help students feel like they belong – Belonging is a critical component of a school culture that supports social and emotional learning, which is important for both academic success and student well-being. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Apple’s security flaw warning: What it means and what you need to do If you own an Apple device read this carefully and update if you need to. @theo_wayt @nypostbiz

Spaced Learning


Spaced Retrieval Practice Benefits Long-Term Learning and Transfer. For over a century, cognitive psychologists have been studying spaced practice and retrieval practice, resulting in a great deal of evidence that these two strategies work very well to improve student learning. @DrSumeracki @AceThatTest @_feedspot



Are teachers leaving the classroom en masse? The chaotic debate over this year’s teacher shortages, explained. @FabiolaCineas @Voxdotcom

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

ABBA’S DANCING QUEEN Like You’ve NEVER Heard It Before! Simon Cowell Won’t Forget This AGT Audition – Debbii Dawson WOWS Simon & the Judges with her GORGEOUS Original Version of a Pop Classic with Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara, and Howie Mandel on America’s Got Talent 2022. @debbiidawson @AGT @SimonCowell @heidiklum @SofiaVergara @howiemandel


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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