Encourage Coasting Students / The Lesson of Swimmy / Teaching with Compassion

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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Coasting Students
Three Ways to Encourage ‘Coasting’ Students to Reach Their Full Potential – Students who are doing well—but could be doing much better—benefit from feedback that encourages self-monitoring. @mmcdowell13 #@edutopia

All Together Now: The Lesson of Swimmy – Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. @angeladuckw @Getting_Smart @thecharacterlab

Teaching with Compassion
Teaching with Compassion: Tools for creating magnificent days – Veteran teacher and author James Sturtevant shares 7 ideas for living and teaching in an authentic, enthusiastic, and relevant way. @10publications

Monitor AI

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Mother Warns Parents to Monitor Kids’ Social Media Use After She Claims Her 10-Year-Old Daughter Died Attempting ‘Blackout Challenge.’ A Pennsylvania mother is warning other parents to be vigilant about monitoring their children’s social media. @niaraalexandra @YahooNews


The First Circumnavigation of the Earth by Magellan & Elcano – Summary on a Map. If you want your students to understand the Magellan voyage they need to watch this shot video [9:50]. @FdoPrethilan @weird_hist

Hacking Homework


Homework, Friend or Foe? It’s time to rebrand our concept of “homework” – we need to give it a facelift and use it appropriately. @mssackstein

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Never Give Up@LifeWithJohn

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

This Comedian Hilariously Demonstrates Everything Wrong With Gas Pumps In Less Than A Minute. Charlie Berens brilliantly riffs on how intrusive ad tech has ruined America’s gas pumps. @CharlieBerens @ManitowocMinute


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Suite Talk
180 Moving Forward past the Pandemic with Dr. Doug Green – On October 4, 2021, I was Kim Mattina’s guest on her weekly show. Please join us for a discussion on what we can gain from our pandemic experiences as educators.

The Future of Smart

The Future of Smart: How Our Education System Needs to Change to Help All Young People Thrive by Ulcca Joshi Hansen

Noise: A Flaw In Human Judgement by Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Sibony, & Cass Sunstein

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
Listen 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

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

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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