Use Chunking to Teach / Smartphones & Attention / AI = Less Teacher Talk

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How to Use Chunking in the Classroom – Chunking information—breaking it down into manageable units and scaffolding it with activities—makes learning more accessible. @jpk86 @edutopia

Smartphones Have Changed Student Attention, Even When Students Aren’t Using Them. When teachers think their students aren’t paying attention in class, they’re probably right. And that’s true even when instructors force students to put away their smartphones. @jryoung @EdSurge

How an AI talk meter can prompt teachers to talk less and students to talk more – One India-based tutoring company, Cuemath, trains its tutors to encourage students to talk more. @jillbarshay @MindShiftKQED


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Apple’s 2 tips to improve your iPhone’s battery life – I have done this and it seems to work. @SteinbergBrooke @nypost


Life in Ancient Rome: A Journey Back in Time – This 2:44 video should get upper elementary and middle school students interested in this subject. Daily Motivated via @Youtube



States need to strengthen reading instruction policies. For states to succeed in their efforts to improve literacy outcomes for students, they must ensure teachers are prepared to implement and sustain scientifically based reading instruction. What is your state doing? @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

How to make the best hummus of your life – I make hummus often and I learned several things from this video. Rainbow Plant Life via @YouTube



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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