Algebra in 8th? / The AI Habit / Pickleball & Teaching

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Can you take algebra in eighth grade? In many cases, the answer is no. Algebra is often considered a gateway class, which can set students up for challenging math classes in college and career paths in science and engineering fields. @kalynbelsha @Chalkbeat @eschoolnews

The Difficulty of Getting into the Habit of Using AI – If you are the age George Couros, there was a time when Google wasn’t a thing. We are so used to using it that we often don’t think about when it wasn’t readily available. @gouros

How Pickleball Makes Me a Better Teacher – An experienced middle school math teacher compares her experience learning pickleball with how she teaches her students. You have to differentiate if you are teaching beginning pickleball players. @mrs_frommert @edutopia

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Meta to blur Instagram messages containing nudity in latest move for teen safety. Instagram will test features that blur messages containing nudity to safeguard teens and prevent potential scammers from reaching them. @instagram @Meta @Reuters @nypost


How the world’s longest underwater tunnel was built – Discover how the English Channel Tunnel was built and the engineering challenges of building a 200 kilometer long tunnel underwater. Alex Gendler via @TED_ED



Just two US colleges are doing enough to fight antisemitism — while Ivy Leagues fail. Here is the entire Campus Antisemitism Report Card. How is your school doing? @ccampy @nypost @ADL

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


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Review: Fender Tone Master Pro – Fender’s digital modeling amp is so easy to use and sounds so great, it’s as if Apple made a guitar pedal. @pwhall @WIRED


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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