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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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Here’s How the Richest Americans Get Away Without Paying Taxes – Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos paid no income taxes for at least two years between 2006 and 2018. And Elon Musk got away with paying federal income taxes in 2018. Here’s how rich Americans are able to circumvent federal income taxes. @Maddie_Marshall @adamplease @BridgettHenwood @voxdotcom

Summer Tips
Three Things You Can Do This Summer to Be a Better Teacher in the Fall – It doesn’t matter what grade or subjects you teach, how long you’ve been teaching, or where—there are three universal things that all educators can to do be a better teacher in the fall. @ElizabethLStein @EducationWeek

Björn on Song Writing
How Music Streaming Transformed Song Writing – ABBA co-founder Björn Ulvaeus calls for the industry to support its most valuable asset, breaking down how the streaming revolution impacts creator royalties, careers, and craft — and outlines what can be done to truly thank artists for the music. @UlvaeusBjorn @TEDTalks

AI & Elderly

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

An AI monitor that aims to take care of our elderly relatives – Sensi.AI harnesses AI-powered audio analysis to monitor daily routine, environment and well-being without compromising privacy. @israel21c @chidambara09 @SpirosMargaris

Road Trip


How to Take a Post-Pandemic Road Trip – Not ready for an all-out island vacation just yet? Hit the road instead. @medeajulianna @WIRED


Bibcitation for Chrome – Earlier this year Bibcitation launched an update Chrome extension that makes it easy for students to properly cite sources of information. @bibcitationapp @rmbyrne

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Fail seven times@imtorsten

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Here’s A Hysterical Sketch About What Happens When A Midwesterner Meets An East Coaster. Here’s what happens when two of the most distinct regionalisms collide. Charlie Berens is a funny guy. @CharlieBerens


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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