Help With Distraction / Camera Tilt Video / Carl Sagan 1985 on Greenhouse Gases

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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Distracted? These Four Learning Strategies Can Help. If teaching were like following a recipe, it would be a much easier job. Unlike the reliable and straightforward process of baking a batch of chocolate chip cookies, practices that work in a morning class may not work the same way in the afternoon. @NimahGobir @MindShiftKQED

Why This Frequently Used Camera Tilt Effect In Movies Is So Unsettling – This five-minute video explains the difference between impressionism and expressionism and will help you see when directors are using camera angles for effect. Share with art teachers and students you know. @CornTorTia @japsendaydiego @BridgettHenwood @voxdotcom

This 1985 Video Of Carl Sagan Warning Congress About Climate Change Is Sobering To Watch In 2021 – I met and talked to him twice. I don’t think he had a political agenda as some do today. I do what I can to live a Green life. Do you? @carlsagandotcom @CSPANClassroom

Cloud Explained

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Introduction to cloud computing – The most simple way of explaining cloud computing is storing, accessing, and processing data over the internet instead of using personal computers and local area networks. @rasangarocks

Solve Problems


Do these 3 brain exercises to ‘stay mentally sharp and solve problems faster,’ says Stanford creativity expert. Creativity is like a muscle. The more you exercise it, the better you’ll be at coming up with innovative solutions and ideas at work. @steingreenberg @CNBCMakeIt



How Schools Can Stem the Toxic Tide of Technology – Students’ relationships, motivation, mood, sleep, and safety—all are at risk. @HargreavesBC @educationweek

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Life is short@BabyGo2014

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Tessellation Is Easier Than You Think. Have your kids give this a try and learn some geometry at the same time. @theactionlabman


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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