Girls and S*x: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape by Peggy Orenstein

June 22nd, 2020
Girls and Sex

Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape by Peggy Orenstein tells the real story of what it’s like being a girl from middle school to college in today’s highly sexualized climate. Peggy scoured current research and had in-depth interviews with over seventy high school and college girls to compile this gripping and sometimes discouraging story. I first listened to the book on Audible prior to buying the physical cook for this summary.

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Decoding the Brain / Independent Learning Strategies / Hands-On Home Activities

June 21st, 2020

Decode the Brain
Start with decoding the brain. Then it’s independent learning strategies and hands-on home activities. On to apps that integrate with Google Classroom, exploring the Royal Academy of the Arts, rebuilding special education, an Ann Landers quote, and social media platforms by users over time.

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Six Ways to Open School / GPS Math / Teacher Voices re COVID Changes

June 20th, 2020

GSP Animation
Start with some ways schools can reopen in the fall. Then it’s how your smartphone knows where you are and how COVID changed the teaching of some top teachers. On to what you need to know about staklerware, a neat trick with toothpicks your kids can try, blended learning models, a shine your light quote, and an Excel spreadsheet drum machine.

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New School Routines / School Bus Issues / Before Schools Reopen

June 19th, 2020

COVID Classroom
Thanks to Maddy Will and Denisa Superville of Educationweek we have three articles that can help schools as they plan to reopen. Share with school leaders you know. On to tools for making memes in school, technology pioneers of 2020, mental well-being in schools, a Soren Kierkegaard quote, and the world’s largest camera lens.

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Taming the Amygdala / Don’t Micromanage / Measuring Ed Tech ROI

June 18th, 2020

Taming the Amygdala
It’s time to tame the amygdalas of yourself and your students. Then it’s why good leaders don’t micromanage and how to measure the ROI of ed-tech. On to how many schools offered rigorous remote learning, how soy wound up in so many food products, a million-dollar lab, a teaching online quote, and a Joni Mitchell documentary.

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