Montessori Parenting Principles / Fighting Burnout / Icelandic Volcano Close Up

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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Montessori Principles
Montessori principles used for parenting – Montessori and parenting have shown to go well together, bridging the gap between home and school. Even if your child does not attend a Montessori school. @themomtessorian @DisneyDream717

Steps to Take When You’re Starting to Feel Burned Out – Challenges that were formerly manageable feel insurmountable. It’s the opposite end of the spectrum from engagement. The engaged employee is energized, involved, and high-performing; the burned-out employee is exhausted, cynical, and overwhelmed. @moniquevalcour @HarvardBiz @iamrws

Volcano 2
Volcanic eruption captured in stunning closeup. This was taken by a drone.
Here’s What It’s Like To Hike Right Up To The Icelandic Volcano In Person. Journalists at the Reykjavik Grapevine visit the new volcano in Fagradalsfjall, Iceland. This is almost like being there. The best scene is near the end. Here is a live feed./a> @BSteinbekk @verityjx @BeckePhysics @somafm @rvkgrapevine @EinstokBeer


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

How to Turn Your Smartphone Into a Webcam – Using your phone (old or new) as a camera for your Zoom meetings is an easy and affordable way to be visibly present if you don’t have a webcam on your laptop or PC. @JulianChokkattu @WIRED


John Oliver Reveals Myth Behind Plastic Recycling And Explains How Much We Really Waste. Oliver breaks down the business of plastic recycling and explains why certain plastic objects don’t get recycled, and how they might even end up back on our plate. If you are teaching recycling your students should watch this and take notes. (WARNING: There are a few s-words and f-word at the very end.) @LastWeekTonight @iamjohnoliver @timcarvell @HBO


Weak Leaders – Part Five – Leading someone requires their commitment. Weak leaders have no idea what is required to earn that commitment. Parts one through four are also available here. @LeadToday

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

The Ones Who Win@ConsultantSch

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Our Calendar Makes No Sense, So This Guy Made A Few Brilliant Suggestions. Dave Gorman has a brilliant and funny replacement for our current confusing calendar. @DaveGorman


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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