Buffett On How to Spend Stimulus $$ / The Feynman Technique / Spring Lessons

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

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Buffet
Warren Buffett says do this with your $1,400 stimulus check. Buffett says whenever any extra money lands in your lap, your first move should be to pay off credit card debt. Though he says “the world is in love with credit cards,” they’re too costly. @dougwhiteman @Yahoo @MrWarrenBuffet


How to Learn Faster with the Feynman Technique (Example Included) – If you can’t explain something in a simple manner, you may not fully understand it. @TomFrankly


Four Short Lessons About the Arrival of Spring – Two are lessons about birds and two are lessons about why we have seasons. @rmbyrne @TED_ED @Feederwatch @SciShowKids @CrashCourseKids

Zoom Escaper

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Zoom Escaper tool gets you out of annoying work-related video calls. This tool allows you to self-sabotage your audio stream, making your presence unbearable to others. @MarisaDellatto @nypost @ecjrn @bostonglobe @bostondotcom

Learning

Here’s All The Countries That Claim Ownership Of Antarctica. This topic gets little attention in schools so this will help you and your kids understand it a bit. WARNING: The last two minutes are an ad. @markcooperjones @jayforeman

Leadership/Parenting

Social-Emotional Learning, Explained – What is social-emotional learning? How can schools help teachers to weave the concepts into everyday classroom instruction? And can educators know whether their social-emotional learning strategies are working? @EvieBlad @EducationWeek @PoliticsK12

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Giving

@tim_fargo

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Muppet Show Sketches Missing From Disney+ – Enjoy 25 minutes of classic Muppet humor and see if you can spot what is politically incorrect about each bit. @disneyplus

Jooble

Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Where Good Ideas Come From

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

Cup of Joe
Listine 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

The Hype Machine: How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Out Economy, and Our Health and How We Must Adapt by Sinan Aral @SINANARAL

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

Weird: The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World by Olga Khazan

The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win by Maria Konnikova

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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