Reimagining Student Engagement / The Ideal BMI & Waist Size / English Through the Ages

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Reimagining student engagement as a continuum of learning behaviors – Here is a continuum describing six different forms of engagement in the planned learning experience. @MindShiftKQED @RyanLSchaaf @KQED

What’s the Ideal BMI and Waist Size? This video may be triggering for people with a history of eating disorders. While there is an optimum waist size for health, it is important that one does not go to extreme measures to achieve these numbers. @nutrition_facts

Here’s How English Sounded At Different Stages Of Development. This is a crude TikTok video made by a young man who might still be in high school. Maybe it will inspire your kids to up their social media games. @arumnatzorkhang @gibb_joan


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

How Threads’ Privacy Policy Compares to Twitter’s (and Its Rivals’) – Here’s what personal data is collected by Meta’s Threads, as well as by Twitter, Bluesky, Mastodon, Spill, and Hive Social. Reece Rogers via @WIRED


These Animals Looked Very Different Before Humans Started Breeding Them For Food. Humans began domesticating wild animals some 11,000 years ago. Students from upper elementary on up should like this. @darcymiajimenez @digg Weird History Food on YouTube



How Animal Research Can Inspire Elementary Students’ Writing – Teachers can assess young students’ literacy skills and knowledge by encouraging them to produce books based on animal facts. Matthew James Friday @edutopia

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

How “solar grazing” is creating a new industry – In many parts of the country, agricultural land is being used to house solar panels. @CBSNews


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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