Passion-Driven Professional Development/ Middle School Podcast / The History of Music

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Passion-Driven Professional Development – Thoughtful training for teachers can be invigorating and positively impact a school’s climate and culture. @JasmineBrann @edutopia

Student podcasters share the dark realities of middle school in America. In the words of two San Francisco best friends – the middle school winners of this year’s NPR Student Podcast Challenge – welcome to Middle School Now. At the end there is a link to here this podcast. @sequoiastweets @thatjanetlee @MindShiftKQED

The History of Music – Cavemen to Barbie ` This is brilliant and kids will love it. It’s only ten minutes. @rainerhersch


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

A New Attack Impacts Major AI Chatbots—and No One Knows How to Stop It. Researchers found a simple way to make ChatGPT, Bard, and other chatbots misbehave, proving that AI is hard to tame. @willknight @WIRED



Dan Meyer: Math Class Needs a Makeover. This article also contains Dan’s TED Talk, which all math teachers need to watch. @ddmeyer @MLCmath


Five Tools for Creating Automatically Scored Formative Assessments – Self-grading formative assessments will save time. @rmbyrne @goformative @plickers @TeacherMadeMee

Inspirational/Funny Tweets



Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Pee-Wee Herman @ David Letterman, Halloween 1984 – As you may know, Paul (Pee Wee Herman) Rubins just passed at age 70. This is comic genius. @jesus_jimz @melenar @peeweeherman


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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