Why Scaffolding Is Important / Knife Skills for Beginning Cooks / The Best SUV?

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The Scaffolding Technique in Education: Benefits & Examples [Is It Really Useful?] As in construction sites, scaffolding in education means providing support for students while they are doing their work – studying. @CusWriting

Three Knife Skills (The Right Grip, Which Part Of The Blade To Use And Type Of Cut) That’ll Turn You Into A Top Chef – This is great for any parent teaching their kids how to cool. Also, share with any home and careers teachers you know. @TestKitchen

Is The Best SUV In The World Electric? Marques Brownlee makes the argument that Rivian’s R1S is the best sports utility vehicle money can buy. Note, best does not mean inexpensive. @MKBHD


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Apple Has Reportedly Canceled A Major iPhone Hardware Change – @BsaGrant @MacRumors



Here’s How Cadaver Dogs Are Trained To Find Dead Bodies. I’m not even a real dog person, but I found this interesting. @DruMoorhouse @BuzzFeedNews



Using Poetry to sharpen students’ Claims for argument writing – Excerpted from Poetry Pauses: Teaching With Poems to Elevate Student Writing in All Genres by Brett Vogelsinger. @theVogelman @MindShiftKQED

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

S**T Sent by my cousin Morgan in Sweden


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Florida is ground zero for moving scams where companies demand extra fees — or steal your stuff. Moving company scams are on the rise, and almost half originate in Florida. Anyone moving should read this as you can find scammers in all states. @eliza_relman


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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