mRNA Animation / Teaching Text Evidence / Should Schools Required COVID Vaccinations?

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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Here Is The Most Vivid Demonstration Of How COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Work Showing How A Vaccine Fights A COVID Infection. This amazing animation should work for middle school on up. @vaccinemakers @BrandNew_Tube

Text Evidence
A Powerful and Easy Strategy for Teaching Text Evidence – This looks like a good strategy for elementary teachers. @EmilyforEdu @TCEA @8Amber8

Should schools require the COVID vaccine? Many experts say it’s too soon. California has become the first state to announce that it will add this vaccine to its list of the shots required for all school children. What is your state and district doing? @anya1anya @MindShiftKQED


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

iRobot CEO: Why Voice is the Future​ of Robot Control – With new Alexa integration, simple commands result in sophisticated behaviors. @BotJunkie @IEEESpectrum @pchamard @tobiaskintzel


ENT Doctors Debunk 11 Ear And Nose Myths Debunked – If you have ears, a nose, and a throat you should watch this. @_michelleyhuang @ally_geeniee019 @DrErichVoigt

Dr. Will


Edupreneurs Unite – Listen to the Dr. Will Show about Mastery Portfolio [podcast]. Recently Starr Sackstein had the pleasure of discussing Mastery Portfolio with Dr. Will. You can also check out thehome page of the Dr. Will podcast. @mssackstein @iamDrWill

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Your Own Thoughts


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

sons Honesdale, Pennsylvania is the BEST small town in America. I live not too far away and can’t argue with this guy. @Marklaylow @BarbTotta @annaleax_


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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