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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.

Banned Books
Goddard Kansas school district orders 29 books removed from circulation. How many of these books are still in your school’s library? If they are, what do you and your students think? @SuzPerezICT @KMUW @sree @MollyJongFast

Student Loans
Six Strategies to Pay Off $100K in Student Loan Debt – Paying off six-figures in student loan debt isn’t simple or an overnight process. You’ll need a solid payoff plan to knock out that kind of debt. @TheFMadventure @studentloantrav

Where does gold come from?—New insights into element synthesis in the universe – How are chemical elements produced in our Universe? Where do heavy elements like gold and uranium come from? Share with science teachers and students you know. @physorg_com @helmholtz_de @enilev @chidambara09 @helmholtz_en

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Seven Good Tools for Making Animations – Making animations is a great way for students to bring their written stories to life on screen. @rmbyrne @CommonCraft @BinaryMoon @WickEditor @duckduckmoose

Change Your Brain


How To Make Friends With Your Mind – Your mind can be your best friend or your worst enemy. @dlhampton

Learning Centers


Become a Guide on the Side with Student Learning Centers. One way we can engage all of our students, create autonomous learning experiences, and foster student leadership is through learning centers. @mssackstein

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Be Happy@ITArchitechs

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Uninvited: The Spread of Invasive Species – This is a very good documentary. If you or you students are interested in the environment you need to see this. @NYSDEC @MateoFrye @JRNYJim @st3powers


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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