Addressing Absenteeism / Technician Jobs / Update ASAP


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Understanding and Addressing the Surge of Chronic Absenteeism – Nearly 14.7 million students, or 29.7 percent of the student population, were chronically absent in the 2021-22 school year. What is your school doing? Abbie Misha via @EdSurge

How Can Educators Build Support Systems for Students Eyeing Technician Jobs? Integrating technical skills into the high school curriculum can inspire and prepare students for diverse roles. Dr. Parminder Jassal via @Getting_Smart

You Should Update Apple iOS and Google Chrome ASAP. It’s time to check your software updates. March has seen the release of important patches for Apple’s iOS, Google’s Chrome. @KateOflaherty @WIRED


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Four A.I. Tools For Schools That Are Better Than ChatGPT – There are way better (and safer) ways to get started with artificial intelligence then ChatGPT. @ajjuliani @GetSchoolAI @magicschoolai @curipodofficial



Do Screens Help Kids Learn? Jessica Grose is an Opinion writer for The New York Times, covering family, religion, education, culture and the way we live now. Jessica Grose via @LarryCuban @nytimes



Apps are helping teachers communicate with families that don’t speak English – For many teachers, apps have become crucial to communicate with the rising number of families that don’t speak English. @eschoolnews @YeseniaRobles @ChalkbeatCO

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

W.A. Mozart. Ave verum corpus (flash mob) – This takes a while to get going, but it’s worth it. Mattia Bena via @YouTube


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcasts

Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away by Annie Duke
Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics Grades K-12: 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning by Peter Liljedahl
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini@RobertCialdini
Valedictorians at the Gate: Standing Out, Getting In, and Staying Sane While Applying to College by Becky Munsterer Sabky
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
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
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

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