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Context Clues Strategies / Family Math Games / Gallup & PBL

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Context Clues
Seven Strategies For Using Context Clues In Reading – We often ask students to use context clues to figure out a word’s meaning; therefore, it is our job to formally teach how authors use them. @TeachThought @EDRobertson16

Ten educational, math-focused family games: Christmas gifts – There are so many different ways to learn/teach and what could be more fun than learning with games? @intheknowmom @Momalwaysknows1

New Gallup Poll Shows Support for Creativity in Learning—and PBL. There’s so much good news in this report for supporters of PBL that I hardly know where to begin. @johnlPBL @PBLWorks @JustinAglio @katiemartinedu ⁦

Social/Mobile Media Education

Burglars Really Do Use Bluetooth Scanners to Find Laptops and Phones. Bluetooth scanners are readily available and easy to use—which means that smash-and-grab car break-in might not have been pure chance. @lilyhnewman @WIRED

Efficiency & Creativity

Learning

Efficiency Kills Creativity: Here’s How To Be Innovative Anyway. You’ll get better, more creative results if you focus less on efficiency. @TracyBrower108 @forbes @nancyrubin @RoboticsTech1

Leadership/Parenting

The Impact of Media on Teaching and Learning – With the advancements of technology, teaching strategies are changing every day. @lifelearnersng @AnthonyStogni

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

I was wrong@bmoore_20

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Teach The Kids To Code With This Lego Star Wars Droid Kit. Start building those STEM skills early with this Star Wars-themed coding toy. @LEGO_Group @amazon

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Inside the Box

Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros with Katie Novak

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek

You Are Awesome: 9 Secrets to Getting Stronger and Living an Intentional Life by Neil Pasricha

Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber

The Happy Mind: A Simple Guide to Living a Happier Life Starting Today by Kevin Horsley and Louis Fourie

The Leadership Mind Switch: Rethinking How We Lead In the New World of Work by D. A. Benton and Kylie Wright-Ford

The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success by Albert-László Barabási

All Children, Including Those with Learning Disabilities, Benefit from the Arts by Lillian Brooks

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Cool Stuff Kids Do Issue

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

I’m a sucker for stories about how students do amazing things. Here we have one has become a go to expert in his field, one who takes on the look of perfect women in magazines, and another college dropout making a bundle. There are more and they are all amazing in their own way.

Tweets Of The Day

A High School Senior Is Also a Keen Student of College Recruiting. When he talks, coaches listen. @NYTimes @DrDougGreen

A Real Girl, 14, Takes a Stand Against the Flawless Faces in Magazines. @DrDougGreen @NYTimes

Meet the 19-Year-Old former Pinterest employee who just got $7M in venture capital funding. @BrettRelander

How a 13-Year-Old’s Startup Might Be Able to Cure Your Hiccups @BrettRelander

13-year-old detects mistake on 6th century Byzantine map at Metropolitan Museum of Art. @iEducator

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Diet, Exercise, & Alzheimer’s / Academic Kindergarten Harm / Passion Tools

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Diet and Alzheimer's
The Link Between Diet, Exercise, and Alzheimer’s – A new study finds that lifestyle changes can improve cognition. I only eat vegetables and exercise every day. This works for me. @rddysum @WSJ

Kindergarten Teachers Speak Out for Children’s Happiness. The research is clear. Academic training in kindergarten has no long-term benefit. In fact, it may cause long-term harm. @PsychToday @StevenSinger3 @dembinskis

Tools to Help Students Follow Their Passions – With a little help from technology, a young filmmaker, musician, writer, or artist can pursue their work like a pro. @marcelamomberg @cultofpedagogy

Social/Mobile Media Education

Educational History Apps for High School Students – There is also a link to some math apps on this page. @EducatorsTech @stdulmage

Learning

What is a Business Management Degree? Undertaking a business management degree engages you with the planning and execution of strategies for business operations. @Studydotcom

Teach, Learn, Repeat

Leadership/Parenting

One Teacher’s Goal this School Year is to Meet Students’ Diverse Needs in an Advanced Class. With this approach more students can take college level classes. @robynhowton @teacher2teacher

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Love Someone@BruceVH

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Salary and Occupation – Vertical position represents median annual salary. Bigger circles represent more people. Color represents job category. Roll over the circles for job titles. @flowingdata

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Inside the Box

Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros with Katie Novak

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek

You Are Awesome: 9 Secrets to Getting Stronger and Living an Intentional Life by Neil Pasricha

Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber

The Happy Mind: A Simple Guide to Living a Happier Life Starting Today by Kevin Horsley and Louis Fourie

The Leadership Mind Switch: Rethinking How We Lead In the New World of Work by D. A. Benton and Kylie Wright-Ford

The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success by Albert-László Barabási

All Children, Including Those with Learning Disabilities, Benefit from the Arts by Lillian Brooks

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Dr. Doug Green Says Hi From the Road to Key West

Monday, February 8th, 2016

What’s the point of being retired if you can’t go to Key West, Florida in February. I’ll post a fresh bunch of Net Nuggets tomorrow so for now, enjoy some of my Book Summaries. They will help you make purchasing decisions or internalize key concepts from books you’ve read. My Net Nugget Archives are also available. They should be very useful for researchers as well. If you just want to be entertained, check out my Humor/Music/Cool Stuff Archives. Joy to you all and God Bless. Dr. Doug

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Empower Difference Making / Special Needs Heroes / Retrieval Practice

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Practice Good
The Case For Contribution: Why Schools Should Empower Difference Making. Will more young people grow up outside communities of caring adults? How will young people be exposed to role models of contribution? @tvanderark @forbes @akrebecca

Ten Kids’ Books That Star Protagonists with Special Needs – These books feature kids with special needs–and their siblings–fighting crime, solving mysteries, navigating school, loving each other, making friends, and just being awesome. @NYMetroParents @pragmaticmom @jamiesumner_

Retrieval Practice: The Most Powerful Learning Strategy You’re Not Using. Retrieval practice is the act of trying to recall information without having it in front of you. @PoojaAgarwal @cultofpedagogy @mamabooch1 @RetrieveLearn

Social/Mobile Media Education

Great Tools for Making Mind Maps and Flowcharts – Creating a mind map is an excellent way to generate and write down ideas connected to a central topic. @rmbyrne @prtaylorca

Reading to Dogs

Learning

Dogs in school … to improve reading performance? Getting children (in this instance, lower-performing secondary students) to read to a dog was better than reading to a teacher. @ArwenNugteren @DisneyDream717 @sci_bloggers

Leadership/Parenting

An Educator’s Guide To Mental Health and Well Being – Mental illnesses are exactly that, illnesses, and should be viewed as such without the fear of stigma and discrimination. @MrPranPatel @hollinsley

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Learners are not disabled@KatieNovakUDL @gcouros @burgessdave

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Why Do You Always Seem To Have Room For Dessert?
Turns out there’s a phenomenon called “sensory-specific satiety.” Here’s how it works. @Maddie_Marshall @voxdotcom

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Inside the Box

Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros with Katie Novak

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek

You Are Awesome: 9 Secrets to Getting Stronger and Living an Intentional Life by Neil Pasricha

Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber

The Happy Mind: A Simple Guide to Living a Happier Life Starting Today by Kevin Horsley and Louis Fourie

The Leadership Mind Switch: Rethinking How We Lead In the New World of Work by D. A. Benton and Kylie Wright-Ford

The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success by Albert-László Barabási

All Children, Including Those with Learning Disabilities, Benefit from the Arts by Lillian Brooks

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Equity vs. Outcomes / Setting Boundaries / Likable Leaders

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Hands Up
Stop Arguing About ‘Equity’ and Focus on Student Outcomes. So far, the equity conversation isn’t centered enough on actual classroom practices to make meaningful changes to student learning and success. @MsJasmineMN @C_Hendrick @edu_post

Five Ways to Help Teens Set Boundaries With Friends – By setting healthy parameters, your kids can flourish in relationships instead of being drained by them. @parentteendr @USNewsHealth @HilLesha

Why Likable Leaders Seem More Effective – A recent trend in leadership research is to define a new style of leadership and then demonstrate how following its principles can improve performance. @charnmcallister @HarvardBiz @TamaraMcCleary

Social/Mobile Media Education

Seven Ways Facebook Keeps You Addicted – One of the key reasons for why it is so addictive is “operant conditioning”. It is based upon the scientific principle of variable rewards. @jeffbullas

New Kid

Learning

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020 Poster by Jerry Craft – Jerry Craft’s newest book, New Kid, both entertains and educates as a graphic novel that brings up racism in the form of microaggressions that all kids can relate to. @JerryCraft @pragmaticmom @momandkiddo

Leadership/Parenting

Myth: Teacher-led instruction and student-centred learning are opposites. It seems to me that both belong in any classroom. @teacherhead

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Failure Bruse@bmoore_20

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Why Is There Always A Mirror Inside Elevators? Elevators always tend to have mirrors. Is it for safety and monitoring reasons — or something else entirely? @bright_side_me

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Inside the Box

Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros with Katie Novak

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek

You Are Awesome: 9 Secrets to Getting Stronger and Living an Intentional Life by Neil Pasricha

Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber

The Happy Mind: A Simple Guide to Living a Happier Life Starting Today by Kevin Horsley and Louis Fourie

The Leadership Mind Switch: Rethinking How We Lead In the New World of Work by D. A. Benton and Kylie Wright-Ford

The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success by Albert-László Barabási

All Children, Including Those with Learning Disabilities, Benefit from the Arts by Lillian Brooks

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FB Gives us: Fear, Loss of Jobs & Less Teen Driving

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

It is truly amazing how many ways Facebook impacts our culture. It causes fear for many organizations, results in real people losing real jobs, and less driving by teens, which sounds good to me. Page two suggests live streaming school events, tips for customizing learning, ignorance as a weapon, and a player piano that picks up tweets. Also check out my summary of Flip Your Classroom.

Most organizations fear social media. Harvard Business Review – @gcouros @HarvardBiz

Eleven Ways To Lose Your Job On Facebook @Jeffbullass @gcouros

Fewer teens getting driver’s licenses thanks to social media. @colonelb

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Greatest Tweets Without Links of 2013

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Every day when I post the best links I can find on the Internet, I include a quote. They are chosen to inspire and instruct. This year, many of them dealt with the fact that failure and success go hand in hand. This is a popular concept in current business and education literature. It is also the topic of my summary of Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge From Small Discoveries by Peter Sims. I hope you enjoy my favorites from 2013 and thanks for your support.

11/27 If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams @gcouros

11/21 If you’re not the one who’s controlling your learning, you’re not going to learn as well. Joel Voss @wired

11/19 The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Alan Kay @petersims

11/14 Be kinder than necessary. @readingsecrets

11/13 People don’t know what they want until they’ve seen it. Steve Jobs @petersims

11/7 The only way to get ahead is to fail early, fail often, and fail forward. John Maxwell @principalspage

11/4 Listen if you want to be heard. John Wooden @principalspage

11/2 Every wrong attempt discarded is just one more step forward. Thomas Edison

10/21 Failure taught me things about myself that I could have learned no other way. @Larryferlazzo @justintarte

10/20 Kids who grow kale will eat kale. Growing your own food is like printing money. Every kid should be a gardener. @DrDougGreen

10/17 If you are going to doubt something, doubt your limits. Don Ward @principalspage

10/16 Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw @Montberte

10/15 “I was wrong,” builds more respect than, “I told you so.” @Leadershipfreak @principalspage

10/10 A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be. Wayne Gretzky @GuyKawasaki

10/7 Surrounding yourself with ‘yes’ people is like talking to yourself. @FSonnenberg @LollyDaskal

10/3 Do you want your students to enjoy your class? Then enjoy your class. @DrJoeClark @principalspage

9/30 Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure. It just means you haven’t succeeded yet. Robert Schuller

9/29 Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John Wooden @principalspage

9/26 The only place that success comes before work is in the dictionary. Vince Lombardi @principalspage

9/20 I have failed over and over again, that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan @steve_maul

9/11 How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank @GuyKawasaki

9/3 The way to succeed is to double your failure rate. Thomas Watson, (Founder of IBM) @principalspage

9/2 When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t. Thomas Edison @principalspage

8/28 If you don’t start you can’t fail. If you don’t start, you will fail. Seth Godin @thisissethsblog

8/26 Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. Leo Buscaglia @GuyKawasaki

8/25 Nothing will stop you from being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake. John Cleese @nancyrubin

8/22 It costs you nothing to be nice, but can cost you a fortune if you’re not. @petershankman

8/17 A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, and a little less than his share of the credit. Arnold H. Glasgo @Jeff_Zoul

8/11 Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. Napoleon Hill @ChrisWidener

8/2 Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. Roger Lewin @BryanMcDonaldPD @justintarte @clindhol

7/27 I not only use all the brains that I have but all the brains I can borrow. Woodrow Wilson @tombarrett @c_durley

7/6 The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. Ralph Nader @principalspage

6/24 Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. Frank Zappa @GuyKawasaki

6/23 It is better to keep asking questions than to know all the answers. @LollyDaskal

6/10 The biggest mistake isn’t making mistakes its making excuses. @Leadershipfreak

5/10 Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back. Babe Ruth @mccoyderek

5/7 Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama @ChrisWidener @DalaiLama

4/30 What is right is more important than who is right. John Wooden @principalspage

4/26 Anyone who doesn’t make mistakes isn’t trying hard enough. Wess Roberts @principalspage

2/25 Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. Babe Ruth @Sports_HQ @zecool

2/6 Don’t compare yourself to others. Compare yourself to the person you were yesterday. @Fit_Motivator @principalspage

2/5 The only time you run out of chances is when you stop taking them. – Unknown @NMHS_Principal

1/31 It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. -Babe Ruth @motivational

1/17 A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor – English Proverb @ToddWhitaker

1/9 The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. Michelangelo @SirKenRobinson

1/8 To be outstanding, get comfortable with being uncomfortable. @principalspage

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Hire Like Steve Jobs / Original Thinker Habits / Learning’s Future

Sunday, November 24th, 2019

Steve and Bill
Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Warren Buffett All Agree: These 3 Hiring Strategies Will Land You the Best People. I think educators should follow this advice too. @MarcelSchwantes @Inc @BillGates @askwarrenbuffet

The surprising habits of original thinkers – Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. @AdamMGrant

Future of Learning
The Future Of Learning? Well, It’s Personal. What if each student had something like a private tutor and more power over what and how they learned? @anya1anya @NPR @JohnFPane @RANDCorporation @DisruptedTv

Social/Mobile Media Education

Ten Top Incredibly Useful YouTube Channels to Boost Elementary Classroom Lessons – With schools leaning toward the use of technology in the classroom, it’s important to model how to use the internet for educational purposes. @AdvocateforEd @lynch39083

Learning

A Good “Ugly” Cry! It’s good for you! I’m sure you’ve all had one of those good crys. The cleansing kind. The kind that makes you feel FREE when you’re done. @ElemntryMatters

Leadership/Parenting

Should cybersecurity be taught in schools? Experts weigh in on whether schools should teach kids the skills they need to safely reap the benefits of the online world. @Juan_Maran @welivesecurity @ChuckDBrooks @PVynckier @mclynd @AlaricAloor @todddlyle @Fogle_S

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Changing Mindset@drkristyandre

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Why Is Mold So Difficult To Kill? There are good molds and bad molds. Mold is also everywhere. This is an excellent science lesson for middle school and up. @SciInsider @KathieTHodge

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Inside the Box

Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros with Katie Novak

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek

You Are Awesome: 9 Secrets to Getting Stronger and Living an Intentional Life by Neil Pasricha

Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber

The Happy Mind: A Simple Guide to Living a Happier Life Starting Today by Kevin Horsley and Louis Fourie

The Leadership Mind Switch: Rethinking How We Lead In the New World of Work by D. A. Benton and Kylie Wright-Ford

The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success by Albert-László Barabási

All Children, Including Those with Learning Disabilities, Benefit from the Arts by Lillian Brooks

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Home Library Effects / PISA Update / Wireless Evolution

Friday, December 6th, 2019

Home Library
A home library can have a powerful effect on children. A new study finds that simply growing up in a home with enough books increases adult literacy and math prowess. @everyrobby @Dotbethune @yardofgreatness

‘It Just Isn’t Working’: PISA Test Scores Cast Doubt on U.S. Education Efforts. It looks like the test and punish approach isn’t working. Any surprise? ⁦@DanaGoldstein⁩ @NYTimes @JoshuaPStarr

CHART OF THE week the Future of 5G: Comparing Three Generations of Wireless Technology – See how wireless technology as evolved. @acviens @InsightBrief @VisualCap

Social/Mobile Media Education

Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People Podcast – Check this out. His first guest is Jane Goodall. I just subscribed. @GuyKawasaki @JaneGoodallInst

Learning

What are Phytoplankton? Derived from the Greek words Phyto (plant) and plankton (made to wander or drift), phytoplankton are microscopic organisms that live in watery environments, both salty and fresh. @NASAEarth @ADevotedYogi

Creativity

Leadership/Parenting

The State of Creativity in America’s Schools – One cannot understand the history of education in the United States during the twentieth century unless one realizes that Edward L. Thorndike won and John Dewey lost. @brholland @tvanderark @Getting_Smart @Gallup

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Awesome@seancasey1

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

This Scrolling Map Of The Ocean’s Depths Will Make You Realize How Truly Ginormous Our Planet Is. We have barely scratched the surface when it comes to exploring our own planet, especially the deep seas. @nealagarwal

Recent Book Summaries, Original Work, and Guest Posts

Inside the Box

Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros with Katie Novak

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek

You Are Awesome: 9 Secrets to Getting Stronger and Living an Intentional Life by Neil Pasricha

Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber

The Happy Mind: A Simple Guide to Living a Happier Life Starting Today by Kevin Horsley and Louis Fourie

The Leadership Mind Switch: Rethinking How We Lead In the New World of Work by D. A. Benton and Kylie Wright-Ford

The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success by Albert-László Barabási

All Children, Including Those with Learning Disabilities, Benefit from the Arts by Lillian Brooks

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