Tool to Help Understand Students / Help Teens With Anxiety / Formative Assessment Strategies

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Three tools to help educators better understand what students need – While teachers are familiar with wearing many hats, they might be surprised to learn that they are researchers too. @NimahGobir @MindShiftKQED

Helping Teens With Anxiety: 5 Proven Tips – Anxiety is one of the most common mental health disorders, and anxiety in teens has increased over the years. @Shareaholic

Fromative Assessment
Six Teachers Share Their Go-To Formative Assessment Strategies – Formative assessment is much more important that summative assessment for informing your teaching. @teacher2teacher


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Twitter Launches Public Test of ‘Circles’ for Private Chats via Tweet. After testing out a range of variations of the option over the past year, Twitter has today launched a public test of its new ‘Twitter Circle’ option. (5/3/2022) @socialmedia2day

Code Breaker


The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race – I’ve listened to this book and I highly recommend it. @DoudnaJennifer @WalterIsaacson @Tulane @simonschuster



How Can Well-Crafted Questions Improve Learning? Questions are a teacher’s most readily available tool for opening a dialogue with students about any kind of learning and it is also a student’s greatest tool for exploration and deeper understanding. @mssackstein

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Give to People@ClaudioGT

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

This Animation Shows You How Small Atoms Really Are. It’s not possible to imagine the size of an atom, but this video tries.


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast


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

Grasp: The Science of Transforming How We Learn by Sanjay Sarma with Luke Yoquinto

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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