Students’ Reading Lives / Superintendent’s 2023 Challenges / Best Earplugs

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Reading Liver
Beyond reading logs and Lexile levels: Supporting students’ multifaceted reading lives – When teachers familiarize themselves with students’ reading histories, they may uncover reading trauma. @NimahGobir @MindShiftKQED


The pulse of K-12: How superintendents are taking on 2023’s biggest challenges – The past three years have been overwhelming for superintendents, but education leaders have come together to find solutions to common challenges. @DougRoberts_IEI @iei_k12

The Best Earplugs for Concerts, Bedtime, and Anytime – Whether you want to sleep through the party or rock out (safely) to your favorite band, these will help block out the noise. @WiggoWiggo @WIRED


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Italy bans ChatGPT over ‘privacy’ concerns, and cites kids’ safety. The Italian Data Protection Authority said it was taking provisional action “until ChatGPT respects privacy,” including temporarily limiting the company from processing Italian users’ data. @arielzilber @nypost


What Stretching Before Exercise Actually Does To Your Muscles – This short video explains whether stretching really makes you more flexible and prevents injury — and, if so, how long the benefits last for. @darcymiajimenez @TED_ED


Pacing Group Activities With Focusable – use Focusable to pace a workshop. @getfocusable @rmbyrne

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

How to Build a Martin Guitar | Factory Tour – I recommend the real factory tour if you are ever in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, but this is pretty good. I am a proud owner of one. @premierguitar @MartinGuitar


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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