Ego as Enemy / The mRNA Story / Data Science Skills

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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Ego Is the Enemy of Good Leadership. An inflated ego makes us susceptible to manipulation among other things. @RasmusTPP @HarvardBiz @Damien_CABADI

How mRNA went from a scientific backwater to a pandemic crusher – For decades, Katalin Karikó’s work into mRNA therapeutics was overlooked by her colleagues. Now it’s at the heart of the two leading coronavirus vaccines. @neurobongo @WIRED @MITIBMLab @IBMResearch @Harvard

Data Skills

Four Skills Will Set Apart Tomorrow’s Data Scientists – Skilled data scientists are in high demand as businesses adopt data-driven strategies. Certain skills will make them indispensable. @InformationWeek @ryguyrg @chidambara09 @shanebrighton

Four Ways

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Four ways AI can help us enter a new age of cybersecurity – AI is helping companies recover from the pandemic more efficiently. @indredex @wef @chidambara09 @GTeleservices

Cooking Greens


How to Cook Greens – Cooking tends to lower nutrient value, but not all types of cooking have the same impact. @nutrition_facts

Rare Signs


Three Rare Signs That Say You Were Meant to Be a Good Leader – Practicing these every day will lead to great results and, even better, great relationships at work. @MarcelSchwantes @Inc @ScottGraffius

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Another Day@LifeWithJohn

7 Tools

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

The Seven Tools Ito Buy for You Kitchen After Graduating from Culinary School – I prepare all my own food and recommend these tools. @JesseSzewczyk


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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