Assessments Inspire Creativity / Leaving Teaching for Tech Jobs / Avoid This Sweetener

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13 Formative Assessments That Inspire Creativity – Sometimes mixing in formative assessments that go a step beyond exit slips and low-stakes quizzes can inject some fun—and creativity—into learning. @tatertutt @edutopia

What’s It Like to Leave the Classroom for a Job in Edtech? After three years of facing heightened stress since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic it’s no wonder that some teachers are leaving the stormy seas of classroom instruction in search of calmer waters. @KavithaCardoza @EdSurge

Calorie-free sweetener erythritol may clot blood in high-risk adults. I avoid all sugar substitutes and never add sugar to any food I eat. I never missed a day of work due to illness. @drcateshanahan


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Tik Tok Bans Inch CLoser in the US. Pressure is rising on TikTok, as it faces potential bans in the US and Europe due to concerns around its exposure to the CCP. @adhutchinson @socialmedia2day


A 3D Comparison Of The Smallest And Largest Dinosaurs – Looks of kids love dinosaurs. This is great for upper elementary on up. I bet there are a lot of dinos here that you have never heard of. @Technology_GD @Reddit @Digg


Is “R” a Vowel? | Otherwords – What is a vowel? Watch this and find out. @EricaBrozovsky @PBSDS

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

The Free Market@Gapingvoid

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Top 10 metal moments in classical music – I like metal music and a lot of classical music could pass for metal in addition to these selections. @Amaranthemetal


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcasts

Kids Who Aren'T Assholes

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

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

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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