“Hacking Student Motivation” / Meditation Class / National Parks Class

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Hacking Student Motivation: 5 Assessment Strategies That Boost Learning Progression & Build Student Confidence by Tyler Rablin – As an educator, one of the hardest things to do is to help students engage in deep, long-term motivation, especially when assessments are involved. @Mr_Rablin

The Benefits Of Meditation In The Classroom – The image of your 5-year-old sitting serenely on a yoga mat might calm your mind if you’re a harried parent, but does meditation benefit this age group? Beth Rush at Body + Mind vai @TeachThought

National Parks
Five Reasons to Bring Our National Parks into the Classroom – No matter what topic or class an educator teaches, it is very likely that those lessons can be grounded in real examples with our national parks. Seth Kannarr via @Getting_Smart


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Everything You Need to Know About AI Detectors for ChatGPT
– Is whatever you’re reading written by a human, or is it generated by artificial intelligence? This list of articles will help you understand AI text detection. @reece___rogers @WIRED


Engineer Explains How the World’s Longest Suspension Bridge Will Be Built – Suspension bridges are in the news. This six-minute video deals with plans to build the biggest one yet between Italy’s mainland and Sicily. @WSJ @arlarkin @pjessee52



Empowering girls with STEM education to build tomorrow’s tech industry – STEM programs must prioritize creating inclusive and supportive environments where girls feel encouraged to explore, take risks, and dream big. Elaine Marion via @eschoolnews

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Jetson One – 2023 Updates on the Coolest Human-Carrying Drone You Can Buy – It can fly at 60 mph and travel for 20 miles. You also can’t weigh more than 210 pounds and will probably need a private airplane pilot’s license. Technical Evolution via @YouTube #jetson #drone #jetsonone


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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