Busy But Rarely Thinking / Instant Writing Feedback / An Educator Who Didn’t Like School

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Students Are Busy but Rarely Thinking, Researcher Argues. Do His Teaching Strategies Work Better? A math professor has spent 20 years experimenting with ways to improve student engagement, and now his teaching strategies are going viral. @pgliljedahl @jryoung @SFU

Using Live Writing to Provide Instant Feedback – This technique allows teachers to read what their students are writing in the moment and provide timely and effective feedback. Tanner Jones via @edutopia

“Did You Like School? I Didn’t” (David Labaree) – Here are some interesting reflections from a retired professor at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education. @DLabaree @LarryCuban


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

This New Breed of AI Assistant Wants to Do Your Boring Office Chores. An experimental AI helper attempts to operate a web browser in the same way a human does to take on office admin like processing invoices or screening job applicants. @willknight @WIRED



The experts: Cardiologists on 20 simple, successful steps to a healthy heart – Our hearts are muscles and need proper fuel and rest. Here is how to keep yours on top form – from avoiding cocaine to watching your cholesterol. See how many your students can guess. @sarahlphillips @guardian

Middle School


Unlocking middle school potential: Exploring career education and soft skills – McGraw Hill’s Patrick Keeney discusses the topic of career and technical education (CTE) in middle schools. @MHEducation @eschoolnews

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

The Gold Ring on harp, concertina and Uileann Pipes – These three young ladies might inspire some of your students. @SultCeol


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcasts

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini@RobertCialdini

Valedictorians at the Gate: Standing Out, Getting In, and Staying Sane While Applying to College by Becky Munsterer Sabky

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

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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