Managing Video Game Anxiety / The Code Breaker / Never Buy Inkjet Printers

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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Video Game Anxiety
Video Game Anxiety Is Real. Here’s How to Manage It. Even games that used to be soothing can trigger negative feelings when you fail to level up, or when you feel like you’ve let down your team. @foodbythebite1 @wierd

The Code Breaker

The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson – She is the person most responsible for the development of CRISPR and the race to create vaccines for coronavirus. Isacson previously did best-selling biographies Da Vinci, Einstein, and Steve Jobs. @WalterIsaacson @DoudnaJennifer @simonschuster

Here Are The Printers You Can Buy Whose Cartridges Won’t Break The Bank. Ink is hella expensive, but these printers are ink sippers, as explained by the Wall Street Journal. @JoannaStern @kgw @pjessee52 @mfriend1998 @WSJ

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

The unexpected job that every healthcare organization needs – There’s a huge disconnect between what healthcare organizations think they’re providing and what patients experience. It’s time for healthcare to elevate design to the C-suite. @connect_cx @FastCompany

Pandemic Brain


How to Build a More Resilient Brain – Your executive control center has helped your mental health survive the pandemic thus far. Here’s how to strengthen it for the future. @SmithDanaG @elemental


Formative Assessment for Remote Teaching: Evidence and Feedback – Once you are clear about where you want students to go, you need to know where they are. @dylanwiliam @kscalise87 @ASCD @bjohnsonEDU

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Doing Nothing@Imported_Fun

Free Doughnuts

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Free With Your Covid Shot: Beer, Arcade Tokens and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Businesses across the United States and beyond are offering free stuff to people who have been vaccinated. The perks include movie popcorn, alcohol, and even marijuana. @mikeives @jesus_jimz @nytimes


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Where Good Ideas Come From

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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