Coding and Problem Solving / Improve Classroom Management / Build Mindfulness

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.

Eight in ten teachers think coding kids are better problem solvers. Computer science lessons can have a positive effect on soft skills development, according to a majority of respondents in OKdo’s new study. @Educ_Technology @New081082 @Philip_D_Hughes

Geeky SKills
Teachers: Here Are Tips for Using Your New ‘Geeky’ Skills to Improve Classroom Management. There’s no question that pandemic learning has forced teachers to quickly transform their classroom management strategies. Now that school may finally be on its way back to something closer to normal, how can educators use the lessons of the past year to reshape classroom management? @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

Seven Ways to Build More Mindfulness Into Your Day – If there was a free pill you could take daily that had the potential to help make you mentally and physically healthier and change your brain for the better, you’d probably take it, right? @dlhampton

Cellphone Time

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

How Much Time Do We Spend on Our Phones? If you are adicted to your phone here are some reasons why it’s bad for you.



Why sharks matter to ocean ecosystems: an expert explains. Sharks evolved more than 400 million years ago and continue to thrive. These ancient creatures have outlived the dinosaurs and play a key role in maintaining marine ecosystems. @wef @mvollmer1 @JeroenBartelse @globaliqx @enricomolinari @ingliguori @Fabriziobustama @MargaretSiegien @HeinzVHoenen @Shi4Tech @KanezaDiane @CurieuxExplorer @Hal_Good @itsmuzza2004

Mind Mapping


Five Benefits of Conducting Mind Mapping Activities – The process of creating a digital mind map begins with one keyword or term placed in the center of the screen. Often, the central keyword or term is represented by an image or icon. @rmbyrne

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Dave Grohl Invited Nandi Bushell To Play Drums On Foo Fighters’ ‘Everlong’ At A Live Concert And She Proceeded To Absolutely Crush It. Nandi Bushell born 28 April 2010 is a British-Zulu musician and social media celebrity. She is best known for her drumming skill, performing covers of popular rock songs which had drawn the attention of several musicians including Questlove, Lenny Kravitz, Dave Grohl, and Matt Bellamy. @Nandi_Bushell @foofighters


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Weapons of Mass Instruction

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
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

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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