Limit Sibling Bickering / Write Your Thanks / From Engagement to Inspiration

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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Limit Sibling Bickering
The Psychology Behind Sibling Rivalry – You can’t avoid fighting. You can only hope to contain it. Sorry to say I only had one child, which is cheating. @JessGrose @nytimes

Write Your Thanks
How Writing Down What You’re Thankful For Can Be Good For Mental and Physical Health – Noting your gratitude seems to pay off: There’s a growing body of research on the benefits of gratitude. @maanvissingh @ThaddeusBTeach @MindShiftKQED

Engaging Your Employees Is Good, but Don’t Stop There. If satisfied employees are productive at an index level of 100, then engaged employees produce at 144, nearly half again as much. But then comes the real kicker: inspired employees score 225 on this scale. @YvesMulkers @HarvardBiz

Social/Mobile Media Education

This Guy Photographing Waterfalls With The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Phone Demonstrates How Advanced Phone Cameras Have Gotten. This is a good lesson for students who want to become better photographers. Brent Hall has lots of other video. @fstoppers @TEAM_fSTOPPERS


Here’s A Nifty Visualization Showing How Expanding Highways Makes Traffic Significantly Worse. The concept is called induced demand. See how if works. @lebult @BridgettHenwood @dionlee__ @monalalwani @amazur @voxdotcom


We Asked 175 Pediatric Disease Experts if It Was Safe Enough to Open School. In many places, the debates over reopening are fraught. But in a survey, experts broadly agreed that elementary schools didn’t need vaccines to open safely. @clairecm @sangerkatz @KevinQ @nytimes

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Mr. Rogers@WarrenWhitlock

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Tales From the Far Side Vol. II This is 45 minutes of animated Far Side humor by Gary Larson and his team. WARNING: It’s pretty dark, but I loved it. @FARSIDEoftheday


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

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

The Hype Machine

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)

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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