Debunking Food Myths / What’s Stopping Electric Cars? / The Chemical Composition of Humans

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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Nutritionists Debunk The Most Popular Food Myths We Have. Is red wine really good for your heart? Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? Two dietitian nutritionists explain and debunk 19 of the most popular food myths out there. @ScienceInsider @NewsfromScience @ScienceMagazine

What’s Stopping Americans From Buying An Electric Car? Electric cars got a lot of attention at the Super Bowl, but Americans remain skeptical of making one their next vehicle. What’s holding us back? @CuriosityStream @wendoverpro @WatchNebula

Chemical HumanHere is the chemical breakdown of the human body. Note proteins and fats are equal and carbohydrates are only 1%. Also, only six elements comprise 99%.

Social/Mobile Media Education

WandaVision Brought the Multiverse to Marvel. And just like at DC, and maybe even at Star Wars, I promise you it will end in tears. I’ve had several friends I trust tell me that this is a good show. @jetjocko @WIRED


Here’s A Cool Visualization Of Herd Immunity With 500 Mouse Traps That Demonstrate Why Vaccines Work. The more contagious a disease the higher the percentage you need to vacinate. This is great for middle school on up. @okaytobesmart @DrJoeHanson @PBSDS

Di Fi School


How San Francisco Renamed its Schools – The is an interview between Issac Chotiner from The New Yorker (a publication with a liberal bias) with the president of the San Fransisco School Board who seems to be left of The New Yorker. Note the liberal mayor is suing the school board for not opening the schools. Decide for yourself. @IChotiner @NewYorker

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Hellen Keller@ClaudioGT

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Husavik – My Home Town (Official Video) | Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. This song was just nominated for an Oscar. (One of Thirteen) Watch the movie on Netflix. @NetflixUK


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

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

The Hype Machine

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)

The Knowledge GAP: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System and How to Fix It by Natalie Wexler

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

Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros with Katie Novak

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