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Five Ways to Make Homework More Meaningful – Use these insights from educators—and research—to create homework practices that work for everyone. @borywrites @edutopia

Three tips to combat chronic absenteeism in high schools – Chronic absenteeism rates are highest in high school, with approximately one in three students missing at least 10 percent of their school days. @SternKara @eschoolnews

Monday’s Apple Event (6/10/2024) – The opening is very cool. Watch the rest if you have 1:42 to spare like I do. @TBarrabi @Apple


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Apple’s new iOS 18 feature for apps has users worried it will allow people to easily ‘cheat’: ‘Relationships are dead’ – Users will soon be allowed to lock and hide apps on their iPhones’ home screen once the new update debuts in the US this fall, the company announced following The Worldwide Developers Conference at Apple Park in California on Monday. @rickypollina @nypost



The Best Trackers to Help You Find Your Keys, Dog, or Kid – These are the best Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and cellular gadgets to ensure you never lose anything ever again. @adriennemso @WIRED


Roger Federer Reveals One Of The Biggest Frustrations Of His Trophy-Laden Career At Dartmouth Commencement. This is 24 minutes long, but it contains great advice for any graduate. @rogerfederer @dartmouth

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Mötley Crüe – Kickstart My Heart – This is the song Apple uses at the beginning and end of their Monday Event. Note that it also features some sky diving. @MotleyCrue


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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