How to Unplug / Farm to Desk / Basketball Phenom


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Six Ways to Unplug From Classroom Technology in Our Digital Age – There are a lot of great ways to use tech in the classroom, but challenging students to sometimes work without it has benefits for creativity, critical thinking, and engagement. @Rdene915 @edutopia

Farm to Desk
Farm-to-Desk? How This School District Is Getting Fresh Produce to Students – When the end-of-school bell rang, groups of students, parents and community members headed for the on-campus farmers market displaying plump green vegetables, potted seedlings and even boxes of free food. @LashericaT @EdSource

Grace Beyer
Meet Grace Beyer, the small-school scoring phenom. Although not a Division I player, Grace is giving Caitlin Clark a run for the scoring title. @APdaveskretta @AP


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

How a Small Iowa Newspaper’s Website Became an AI-Generated Clickbait Factory – When two former Meta employees dug into why the website of Iowa’s Clayton County Register was spewing dubious posts about stocks, they uncovered a network of sites slinging seemingly AI-made content. @Knibbs @WIRED



How Global Living Conditions Have Changed Since The 1800s – It’s all good news, but you wouldn’t know it listening to the main-stream media. @darcymiajimenez @Digg



Five things to know about high-dosage tutoring – Scaling-up high-dosage tutoring is crucial to students’ academic success. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Kick in the ass@DrDougGreen

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Sing Sing Sing 2021 KYOTO TACHIBANA SHS BAND – This looks like a marching band playing an old standard and doing some dancing. It’s seriously cool. @NABESAN99458593

YouTube musician Daniel Swishear turns the Beatles from fab to ferocious in this killer medley. It seems that some of the Beatles songs weren’t from punk. Daniel Swisher via @YouTube


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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