Is Mississippi the New Finland? / Hope, fear, and AI / Fun Summer Lessons

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Is Mississippi the New Finland? Can Your School Learn From Them? Other schools including New York City have been borrowing from Mississippi. @NickKristof @DrDougGreen @MsSackstein @nytimes @KristofFarms @jimbarksdale

Hope, fear, and AI – A poll of 2,000 people asked how they’re using AI, what they want it to do, and what scares them about it the most. @jake_k @jjvincent @verge

Three Fun Science Lessons to Try This Summer – If your kids are looking for something to do now that school is out, try these. @rmbyrne @SciShowKids @NASA @ENERGYDeploy @lawrencehallsci


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

WhatsApp’s hidden contact feature revealed — here’s how to use it. In November 2022, the company rolled out a feature allowing you to send messages to yourself @Jane_Herz @nypost


Why is glass transparent? How is it that something so solid can be so invisible? This is a cool science lesson. @markmiodownik @TED_ED



We need a new approach to student assessment. Adopting a more holistic assessment approach moves education closer to achieving the decades-old promise that assessment can directly impact classroom learning. @AshleyREden @eschoolnews

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Clannad: Live at Christ Church Cathedral – IF you like Celtic music you will like this. When’s the last time you saw a harp player sing lead vocals? @ClannadMusic


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcasts

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

Critical Issues in Democratic Schooling: Curriculum, Teaching, and Socio-Political Realities by Kenneth Teitelbaum

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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