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Adam Grant
What Most American Schools Do Wrong (Adam Grant) – This essay is adapted from his new book, ‘Hidden Potential. @Larry Cuban @AdamMGrant

How immersive technology can empower students (and teachers) to learn – Helping PreK-12 educators and students find their path to what’s possible–no matter where the starting point may be. @eschoolnews @MHEducation

Why Read Books When You Can Use Chatbots to Talk to Them Instead? Book publishers are experimenting with chatbot editions of new titles, providing “conversational companions” for readers. WILL KNIGHT via @WIRED


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Facebook Finally Puts a Price on Privacy: It’s $10 a Month. Meta is about to roll out ad-free subscriptions on Instagram and Facebook. But critics say privacy should not be turned into a luxury. @MORGANMEAKER @WIRED



Sawmill FTX: A different tactical competition – These competitions remind me of the modern pentathlon where you have to run, shoot, and fight with a sward. @keith_rutledge



Learning With AI Tools – Are you a teacher, coach, consultant, or school leader interested in Artificial Intelligence’s impact on the classroom? Every teacher should watch this. @ajjuliani

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Sit Back@motivational

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Vivaldi: Concerto in D Major RV 212 “St. Antonio,” Alana Youssefian & Voices of Music, with cadenza! – Vivaldi was amazing. A son of Venice, Italy, he is one composer that you and your kids should know about. @voicesofmusic @asenjopilar

Jupiter by Gustav Holst This features 18 saxaphone players. @SaxophoneUt


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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