Beware Grammar Checkers / Park Ranger Tips / Google Worker Protest

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Using a Grammar Checker Sets Off AI-Detection Software. A college student says she was falsely accused of cheating, and her story has gone viral. Let your kids know that using Grammarly may be considered cheating. @jryoung @EdSurge

Park Ranger
Three Engagement Strategies Teachers Can Borrow From Park Rangers – Park rangers use effective instructional techniques to capture their audience’s attention that can also work seamlessly in your classroom. @saintfester

Google Workers Detained by Police for Protesting Cloud Contract With Israel. Videos show nine Google workers being removed by police from offices in New York and Sunnyvale, California, after occupying them in protest against a cloud deal with Israel’s government. @car0linehaskins @WIRED


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Five obstacles AI can help schools overcome – There will be challenges integrating generative AI into the classroom, but AI can be a gateway to innovation, improvement, and inclusion. Kelsey Jern via @eschoolnews


Why we all fall victim to the Dunning-Kruger effect – BBC REEL – We all find it hard to admit when we’re wrong. @BBC_Global_News


Should we get rid of standardized testing? Everyone who teaches or who wants to teach should watch this short (5:40) video. @ltoddrose

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Elie Wiesel@DanielPink

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Heart – Crazy On You (1977) – To date, Heart has sold over 35 million records worldwide, including over 22.5 million in album sales in the U.S. They have had top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2010s. @TOTPofficial


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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