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Cold Case

Tennessee High Schoolers Solved a Nearly 40-Year-Old Serial Murder Mystery. In the spring of 2018, Elizabethton High School teacher Alex Campbell gave his sociology class a wildly ambitious assignment: he asked them to solve a case, gone cold for decades, involving a potential serial killer. @bethfertig @EddieOverEasy @LarryCuban

25 Things
25 Things Successful Teachers Do Differently – What students take away from a successful education usually centers on a personal connection with a teacher who instilled passion and inspiration for their subject. @TeachThought @MrsH61210 @OliverDurrer @PTSketchNote

Designing Engaging Lessons for Students – Here are some tips that you can use today. @ClassTechTips


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Districts call for guidance in developing classroom AI policies. Without federal regulation and few states guiding AI use, 47 percent of districts nationwide plan to develop their own AI policies. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

Heat Pumps


What Would Happen if Every American Got a Heat Pump? Getting these climate superheroes into more US homes would massively cut emissions, and it would be cost-effective. Here’s how the revolution would play out. @mrMattSimon @WIRED



Self-Guided Learning in Outdoor Play Areas – Pre-K teachers can create outdoor play areas that serve as an extension of the classroom and foster social and emotional learning. Julie Hunter via @Edutopia

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Business as Uaual


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Ghost Riders in the Sky – pedal steel guitar – I remember this song from when I was a kid. This is a cool rendition. @carla_ponti @maesearguelles Doug Beaumier 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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