Mindfulness Program / Missing Bilingual Teachers / Multiple-Choice Problems

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Mindfulness
To help students deal with trauma, this school holds mindfulness lessons over the loudspeaker. For the past few years, one school has been experimenting with a new tool to help kids deal with their stress: a daily mindfulness program called Inner Explorer. @Pien_Huang @MindShiftKQED

Bilingual Teachers
The US Is the Fifth-Largest Spanish-Speaking Country. Where Are Our Bilingual Teachers? Nowadays the need for Spanish-speaking teachers in the United States is as strong as ever, with districts around the country struggling to hire them fast enough. Nadia Tamez-Robledo via @EdSurge

Multiplw Choice
The Real Problem With Multiple-Choice Questions – While it has been derided by educators for decades as incapable of truly measuring understanding, and while performance on such exams can be noticeably improved simply by learning a few tricks, the multiple-choice question may have a larger, less obvious flaw that disrupts the tone of learning itself. @terryheickedu @TeachThought

Google

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Google Adds New Generative AI Elements to Chrome, Including Writing Assistant. The writing assistant is designed to help users come up with better queries and posts. @socialmedia2day @adhutchinson

Pink

Learning

This morning, Daniel Pink announced a new project in collaboration with the Washington Post. It’s called Why Not? This is how to deliver an adrenaline shot to our imagination. @DanielPink

AI Helping Teachers

Leadership/Parenting

Can artificial intelligence help teachers improve? The use of AI in teacher coaching is generating a fierce debate among those for–and against–the technology. @MichaelElsenRoo @ChalkbeatNY @eschoolnews

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Intent@Gapingvoid

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

All MOONS of URANUS and NEPTUNE ► 3D Size Comparison – Yesterday I did the size compression of Saturn’s moons. The music here is also cool. Can your kids guess where the names come from? @MetaBallStudios
  

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Recent Book Summaries & My Podcasts

Thinking Classrooms
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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