Student-Centered Teaching / New US AI & Quantum Institutes / Emotional Support for Teachers

15 Examples of Student-Centered Teaching – Student-centered teaching is simply the process of teaching with student needs ‘first.’ @terryheickedu @TeachThought

White House
White House announces creation of AI and quantum research institutes. Although higher education enrollment in AI-relevant fields like computer science has risen rapidly in recent years, few colleges have been able to meet student demand due to a lack of staffing. @Kyle_L_Wiggers @VentureBeat @asifrazzaq1988

Teachers need emotional support this school year. It’s not just students who are feeling stressed out during the pandemic–K-12 leaders should consider how to meet the social and emotional needs of their staff as well. @DennisWPierce @eschoolnews

Social/Mobile Media Education

How to Balance Between Personal and Professional Social Media – Here are basic yet helpful reminders about the benefits and risks associated with posting to social media. @rainbowdethclub @Entrepreneur @shane_barker @Entrepreneur

28,000 Year Battery


This company claims it can use nuclear waste to make batteries that last 28,000 years without charging. the more complete charge cycles a battery undergoes, the closer it gets to the end of its useful life. Manufacturers tend to warranty their batteries for eight years, or 100,000 miles. Wouldn’t it be great if manufacturers could guarantee their batteries for much longer? @mattbeedham @Shift_tnw @thenextweb @joerogan


How to Brainstorm When You Are Not in the Same Room – Now that many of us are no longer working together in the same space, we’re starting to get accustomed to new ways of doing things. But some processes are harder to translate than others, and brainstorming is one of the most challenging. @LollyDaskal

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Fredrick Douglas@tim_fargo

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

This Baby Rhino Doing Zoomies Around Her Pen Is The Most Adorable Thing You’ll See Today. Read more about the Auckland Zoo’s new rhino. @aucklandzoo @phil_goff

Recent Book Summariess


IEP & Section 504 Team Meetings…and the Law by Miriam Kurtzig Freedman

Grading and the Law

Grading, Reporting, Graduating…and the Law by Miriam Kurtzig Freedman

Boys and SEX

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

Reprogramming the American Dream: From Rural America to Silicon Valley – Making AI Serve Us All by Kevin Scott

The Knowledge GAP: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System and How to Fix It by Natalie Wexler

Upstream: How to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath

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

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