The Problem with Timed Tests / Transform with Real-World Learning / Pumpkin Carving Kits

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Adam Grant
Students Taking Timed Tests by Adam Grant – But a race against the clock doesn’t measure knowledge or intelligence. It assesses the much narrower skill of how well students reason under stress. @AdamMGrant @LarryCuban

Real WOrld
How Real-World Learning Transforms Education – Putting relationships and relevance together is how you get the rigor and the vigor. @Elliot_Washor @Getting_Smart

The Best Pumpkin Carving Kits – Bring your Halloween jack-o’-lanterns to life with these pumpkin carving tools for kids and kids at heart alike. MATT JANCER via WEIRD


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Google’s AI Is Making Traffic Lights More Efficient and Less Annoying. Google is analyzing data from its Maps app to suggest how cities can adjust traffic light timing to cut wait times and emissions. The company says it’s already cutting stops for millions of drivers. @peard33 @WIRED @wiredunion


Here’s What It Looks Like When Drivers Accelerate From Zero To 100 KMPH In Less Than A Second – This is also a science lesson. @tomscott @digg



Five Positive Ways Students Can Use AI – AI is here to stay, and will be an important workforce skill–let’s teach our students to work with it, not against it. @eschoolnews @mackenzieprice

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Keith Richards Shows Off His Guitar Skills by Playing Some Rolling Stones Hits | The Tonight Show – Keith plays while Jimmy Fallon imitates Mick Jagger. @officialKeef @jimmyfallon @MickJagger


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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