How Much Exercise? / Couch to 5K / Foods The Fight Inflammation

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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How Much Should You Exercise? This short [4:24] video points out that diet and not smoking are more important, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be active. @nutrition_facts

Couch to 5K
The Secret To Couch To 5K’s Long-Running Success – If you are still at the couch stage it may be time to try this program. As an avid runner, I can assure you that once you start you will be glad you did. @quinmyers @WeAreMel

Inflation Foods
Foods that fight inflammation – Doctors are learning that one of the best ways to reduce inflammation lies not in the medicine cabinet, but in the refrigerator. By following an anti-inflammatory diet you can fight off inflammation for good. @HarvardHealth @bar_zie

Social/Mobile Media Education

Six Apps to Help You Trim Down Subscriptions—and Save Money – New year, new recurring subscriptions you’ve probably forgotten about. Here’s how keep track of them. @davidnield @WIRED


37 Children’s Books to help talk about Racism & Discrimination – Talking to our children about racism and discrimination is as necessary as it is uncomfortable for most parents. Necessary because racial bias in children starts as early as from the age of 3; uncomfortable because it means we have to address our own racial biases. @coloursofus @MCChildsBookDay @pragmaticmom


Teaching Students to Craft Engaging Introductory Paragraphs – A good introductory paragraph offers readers a clear map of what to expect. @mssackstein

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Forget the Rules@WrtrStat

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

12 Days of Phil Mickelson – This parody of “The 12 Days of Christmas” will delight most golf fans. @Skratch @PhilMickelson @MickelsonHat

My Podcast & Recent Book Summaries

No Bullies
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

Boys and Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity by Peggy Orenstein

IEP & Section 504 Team Meetings…and the Law by Miriam Kurtzig Freedman

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves (the book can be found here)

The Knowledge GAP: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System and How to Fix It by Natalie Wexler

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

Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros with Katie Novak

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