K-2 Differentiated Instruction / Family Communication Points / History of the Banjo

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Strategies for Differentiated Instruction in the K-2 Primary Classroom – Differentiated Instruction means teaching kids in one classroom with supports and strategies that makes the instruction accessible for all. @DFWRenaissance

FOUR Access Points for Family Communication – Family communication is an evidence-based practice that improves learning outcomes. @iheart6ela @teacher2teacher

Uncovering the History of the Banjo with Rhiannon Giddens: From African Roots to American Music. This is perfect if you want to show how Africans brought this culture to the US. This should make black kids feel proud. @RhiannonGiddens @Wondrium


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

ChatGPT Cheat Sheet [Infographic] – Usage of the tool varies, with some finding it to be an invaluable assistant to streamline their work. @socialmedia2day @adhutchinson


Why Are There UPPERCASE and lowercase Letters? – English teachers adn students will like this. @GeneralistPaper via @YouTube



How helicopter parents killed kids’ freedom to play: psychologists – How much freedom do your kids have? @AboutGoGreen @nypost

Inspirational/Funny Tweets



Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Andrés Segovia: Bach – Gavotte from 4th Lute Suite for guitar – I saw this guy play when I was in high school and he inspired my to learn guitar. I’m glad I did. Allegro Films via @YouTube


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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