The Value of Science Fairs / A New Teaching Method / Differentiation Advice

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Science Fairs
Science Fairs as Pathways To Passion, Problem-Solving and Careers – Science Fairs inspire the problem-solvers that touch the future. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart

Could a different method of teaching address low education scores? Researchers encourage public schools to use “culturally responsive” methods. @kiaraalfonseca @ABC

Four tips for using data to differentiate instruction – For this educator, data has been an invaluable tool for differentiating learning and also for supporting a growth mindset. @eschoolnews

Social Media

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Social media in school: Why it doesn’t have to be a nuisance – Snapchat may make some educators cringe, but the platform can be an ideal way to teach students coding and creativity. @Zalaznick @DA_magazine


Visualizing The Speed Of Light On Earth – This simulation breaks down how many frames per second the speed of light would translate to if it was captured on Earth. Benjamin Granville YouTube

Visualizing The International Space Station Doing A Low Flyby Around Earth – This will help you understand what it’s like traveling at 17,150 mph. Benjamin Granville YouTube

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Neil Peart Drum Solo – Rush Live in Frankfurt – Neil Peart (1952-2020), the drummer for Rush, is considered by many as the best rock drummer ever. Check this out and see if you agree. @NeilPeartFans @rushtheband

Men’s vs. Women’s Brains – @petejohansson


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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