Check for Understanding / School Design / Bike Physics


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28 Ways to Quickly Check for Understanding – From sketching comics to drafting tweets, these fun—and fast—ways to check for understanding are creative and flexible. @dalorleon @edutopia

Getting Smart
How to Design a School for Belonging – It’s crucial school leaders consult students about the kind of school they want to attend. If students have a say, they’re more likely to feel like the space belongs to them and that they belong there. @danishkurani @Getting_Smart

Newton’s 3 Laws, with a bicycle – This should help anyone who has ridden a bike to understand Newton’s Laws. Joshua Manley via #YouTube and @TED_ED @BuzzcoAssociat1

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

TikTok’s Testing a New Collaboration Feature for Posts – TikTok’s copying another feature from Instagram, what a surprise. @adhutchinson @socialmedia2day



The US States With The Highest Tax Burdens – This map is very interesting. Hi from the highest taxed state, New York. How is your state doing. @darcymiajimenez @digg



Redesigning the educational model after COVID – Driving excellence and equity through the “AC” model is key for all students to achieve their potential. Michael T. Conner via @eschoolnews @1BillionLives

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Buffett@nepalipaisa @BuffetTracker

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Ultimate Guide to Bacon: How It’s Made. This short (2:47) vodeo is very informative. @MeatInstitute


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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