Capturing Great Ideas / Cannabis Withdrawal Symptoms / Managing Kids During COVID

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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The Pinkcast
Pinkcast 4.08. This is how to capture your great ideas and still get work done. – This is easy to do, but can pay off big. Use it to avoid losing your good ideas. @DanielPink

Cannabis Withdrawal
When you quit weed, here’s what happens to your mind and body. Signs of cannabis withdrawal can include anxiety, depressed mood, irritability, lowered appetite, difficulty sleeping, restlessness, and various uncomfortable physical symptoms. This is new information that should inform your use of this substance. @mmpandika @mic

Managing Kids During COVID
Ten Tips for Managing Childcare and Teaching Kids During the COVID Crisis – The coronavirus pandemic has not only produced a health and economic crisis, but a childcare and education crisis for American families as well. Millions of parents are juggling childcare and teaching while working full-time jobs. @Bankrate

Reading Resources

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Reading Resources for Your Blended or Online Class – Teachers have asked about strategies they can use to engage students during the asynchronous time, so here are some reading resources from Catlin Tucker. @Catlin_Tucker @KimGriesbach @gcouros


HARD Geometry Puzzle In The Simpsons – See if you can solve all of the problems in this “Simpsons” episode. If you can’t Presh Talwalkar will help you out. @preshtalwalkar @TheSimpsons

MSU Science Festival


Michigan State University Virtual Science Festival – Check out the many live virtual presentations and virtual school programs that start today (4/1/2021). @MSUSciFest @MSU_Herbarium

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Child's Tears@tim_fargo

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Substitute Teacher Instantly Bonds With Children By Purposefully Saying Their Names Wrong. She no doubt got the idea from Keegan Michael Key’s Substitute Teacher Bit. @BVIRAL_ @KeeganMKey


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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