Boaler Fights Back / Motivating Competitions / Phone-Based Childhood

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Stanford’s Jo Boaler Discusses Her New Book ‘MATH-ish’ and Takes On Her Critics. Critics say she misrepresents research to make her case and her ideas actually impede students. Now, with a new book coming out in May, provocatively titled “MATH-ish,” Boaler is fighting back. @joboaler @MindShiftKQED

Motivating Teens With Classroom Competitions – Making games a regular part of class can get even the coolest high school students engaged in the content—and help them recall key concepts and vocabulary. @edutopia

Phoe-Based Childhood
Beyond Bans: Schools’ Role in a Hard Reset on the ‘Phone-Based Childhood’ – In “End the phone-based childhood now,” Jonathan Haidt carefully traces the decline of play and independence. @JonHaidt @juliaffreeland @ChristensenInst @Getting_Smart


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

A TikTok Whistleblower Got DC’s Attention. Do His Claims Add Up? Zen Goziker worked at TikTok for only six months. Many of his allegations about the company and the US government are improbable. But he still may have shaped how the app is viewed in Washington. @lmatsakis @WIRED @tsimonite

Plant-Based Meat


Plant-Based Meat Boomed. Here Comes the Bust. Sales of vegan meat are trending downward in the US, with companies scrambling to win back customers. @mattsreynolds1 @WIRED

Social Studies


How digital tools and AI can enhance social studies – Educators must recognize the transformative potential of digital tools and AI in shaping the future of social studies education. @MrMontalvoEDU @eschoolnews

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Invest in Yourself@LollyDaskal

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Lindsey Stirling plays “Toccata and Fugue” at Wisconsin State Fair 2023 – If you want to get your kids into classical music, try this. @LindseyStirling


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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