A School Reformers Pledge / An AI -Generated News Anchor / World Fertility Rate

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School Reformers’ Pledge of Good Conduct Well-intentioned reformers constantly split over which goals should have precedence. @LarryCuban

Kuwaiti news outlet unveils country’s first AI-generated anchor. An AI-generated news anchor has made her debut on a Kuwaiti media outlet, which plans to use the virtual presenter to read news bulletins. @ysteinbuch @nypost

The World’s Falling Fertility Rate, Visualized – The global population may have reached eight billion last year, but the world’s fertility rate is way lower than it used to be. It’s been falling steadily since the 1970s. Ask your students to generalize from this data. @darcymiajimenez @VisualCap @WorldBank


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

FBI issues scary warning about public phone-charging stations. It’s a fast way to give your phone some juice that could also give hackers direct access to your information. @emlefroy @nypost


How Bowling Balls Are Made. Interesting Bowling Ball Mass Production Factory – This is 15 minutes long, but I found it fascinating. Technology students should watch it.
Beautiful Work on YouTube



Interactive Strategies for Test Prep and Knowledge Transfer – From summative assessments to state tests, these strategies help students show what they know. @MMHargrave @edutopia

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

A Desk Is Made From Recycled Chopsticks, But Is It Any Good? It’s a bit pricey, but this chopstick desk is surprisingly pretty neat. @ShrtCrctYT


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcasts

Plays Well
Plays Well With Others: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Relationships Is (Mostly) Wrongby Eric Barker

How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes: Science-Based Strategies for Better Parenting from Tots to Teens by Melinda Wenner Moyer

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 

The Future of Smart: How Our Education System Needs to Change to Help All Young People Thrive by Ulcca Joshi Hansen

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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