Measure Learning by Skills Gained / Unsung Heroes in Exercise and in Life / Successful School Communication

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What If We Measured Learning Through Skills Gained, Not Time Spent in the Classroom? Influential institutions throw their weight behind bringing competency-based education to high school and college. @becky_koenig @EdSurge

Unsung Heroes in Exercise and in Life – Do squats and live a better life. Here is great advice from a West Point graduate. @keith_rutledge

Six keys to successful school communication and engagement in the digital age – Districts leaders are paying more attention to branding and marketing, particularly as schools face new competition for students and teachers. @DA_magazine

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

iOS 17’s Rumored Feature Set Is Exciting, But It Might Drop Support For Some Very Popular iPhones – Will iOS 17 actually kill off support for the iPhone X? The rumor mill can’t quite decide. @appleinsider @BsaGrant


The very bad math behind the Colorado River crisis – California and Arizona are currently fighting each other over water. But this isn’t new – it’s actually been going on for over 100 years. @grist

Ask Students


Want to Improve Education? Ask Students for Input. High school students have good ideas about how schools can better serve learners, as the winners of a national challenge show. @suzieboss @edutopia

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

The BEst@Gapingvoid

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Understanding Mr. Brightside – This is crazy cool for anyone who likes the Killers and people who are into music and art. @12tonevideos


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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