Exercise & Mental Health / Languages of the Internet / Popular Summer Destinations

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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Exercise & Mental Health
How Exercise and the Simple Act of Moving Your Body Can Improve Mental Health – Whether you enjoy a rigorous workout or prefer a spot of light yoga, researchers say exercise can have a positive impact on your mental health. This certainly works for me. @UofT @DrLynneKenney @kinestheticlass

Internet Languages
Visualizing the Most Used Languages on the Internet – It looks like a lot of the Internet isn’t available to people who can’t read English. @GVindBts @VisualCap @nancyrubin

Summer Travel
The Most Popular Summer Travel Destinations This Year, According to Flight Data – As Americans venture back out and flight deals persist, some clear summer travel hotspots are emerging for 2021. @shanmcmahon_ @CNTraveler

Ed Tech Blogs

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

75 Super EdTech Blogs to Follow – Consider leaving a comment asking them to add my blog (https://DrDougGreen.com) to this otherwise fine list. @ericcurts @wterral

Pixar's Colors


How Pixar Uses Hyper-Colors to Hack Your Brain. The animation studio’s artists are masters at tweaking light and color to trigger deep emotional responses. Coming soon: effects you’ll only see inside your head. @jetjocko @WIRED

Teacher's Salaries


Teacher Salaries Are Increasing. See How Your State Compares. I’m glad I worked in New York. The difference between New York and Florida is amazing. Where does your state land? @madeline_will @educationweek

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

This POV shot shows what it’s like to go down the world’s longest water slide. This is mesmerizing and very cool. Unfortunately, you have to go to Malaysia for a ride. @ThemeParkEscape


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Unwind Anxiety

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

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)

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

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