Art Class Oasis / COVID Transforming Ed-Tech / Pandemic Teacher Pictures

Free Resources for Busy Parents and Educators Who Don’t Have as Much Time to Read and Surf as I Do

The Twitter names next to each link belong to the authors, publications, and the people who bring them to my attention.

Art Oasis
For kids grappling with the pandemic’s traumas, art classes can be an oasis. School’s a little different this year, so art teachers are using their classes to help kids cope. @MindShiftKQED

COVID & Ed-Tech
Five ways ed-tech will transform PD post-COVID – Stimulus funds can enhance teacher observations, feedback and collaboration. @Zalaznick @DA_magazine

Pandemic Pics
Photos of Teachers Teaching During Pandemic – Larry Cuban has sampled photos from a large cache of images that captured one moment in a classroom during the pandemic. @LarryCuban @CubahLarry


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Teacher who ‘stalked’ kids online for LGBTQ club responds to backlash. A California middle school teacher who admitted she “totally stalked” student online activity to identify candidates for an LGBTQ club @selimalgar @nypost


The James Webb Space Telescope Explained In 9 Minutes What Will The James Webb Space Telescope Find? Follow perception on Instagram.


50 Tech Tuesday Tips – Richard Byrne’s eBook for Busy Tech Coaches – Are you a tech coach, a tech integrator, a media specialist, or a teacher who gets asked to put on workshops after school or on staff development days? Do you need ideas for what to do during those workshops? @rmbyrne

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Experience Einstein@Imported_Fun

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Steve Martin and Kermit the Frog in “Dueling Banjos” – I remember where I was when I heard the Jim Henson died. I cried like a baby. Fortunately, Kermit still lives. Full confession: I’m also a banjo player. @funnyordie @KermitTheFrog


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Suite Talk
180 Moving Forward past the Pandemic with Dr. Doug Green – On October 4, 2021, I was Kim Mattina’s guest on her weekly show. Please join us for a discussion on what we can gain from our pandemic experiences as educators.

The Future of Smart

The Future of Smart: How Our Education System Needs to Change to Help All Young People Thrive by Ulcca Joshi Hansen

Noise: A Flaw In Human Judgement by Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Sibony, & Cass Sunstein

Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher’s Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto

Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind by Judson Brewer

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson

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

Grasp: The Science of Transforming How We Learn by Sanjay Sarma with Luke Yoquinto

Back to School COVID Myths – It’s popular to say that hybrid learning is negatively impacting poor students who generally attend schools with lots of discipline issues. Is it possible that some poor kids who make a serious effort to learn aren’t the big winners? There may be stresses at home, but not many bullies. @DrDougGreen @mssackstein

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

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves (the book can be found here)

Upstream: How to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath

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