Routine Power / 7 Kinds of Rest / Key Principal Qualities

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The power of routines – A routine is a sequence of actions that gets triggered by a ‘cue’ (aka prompt), all of which happens largely unconsciously and with minimal cognitive effort. @PepsMccrea @Steplab_co

Rest Are you getting enoug of each? @Sonia_Sparkles

Key qualities of a principal coach – A principal coach builds the capacity of leaders to steer schools through change and ensure high-quality instruction. @BJohnson_Edu @eschoolnews

AI Photos

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Teaching media literacy with escape rooms and AI photos – Learning to identify the growing flood of deepfakes, along with online conspiracy theories, is becoming a rite of passage for students. @KimOnKUOW @KUOW @MindShiftKQED


From pacifist to spy: WWII’s surprising secret agent – Shrabani Basu – Women have been spy (heroes) throughout history. @TED_ED

Moving Kids


To improve America’s school kids, we need to get them moving. Barely one-fifth of American children are meeting the minimum physical activity levels of 60 minutes each day. How about your kids? @ghlionn @nypost

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Start Small@Gapingvoid

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Teenager Ilia Malinin Smashes Records En Route To World Figure Skating Title – He does six quads including a quad axle. This is pretty insane and one of the greater performance in sports ever. @TheIliaSociety @NBCSports


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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