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Free Resources for Busy Parents and Educators Who Don’t Have as Much Time to Read and Surf as I Do

The Twitter names next to each link belong to the authors, publications, and the people who bring them to my attention.

What personality are you? How the Myers-Briggs test took over the world. Deemed ‘astrology for businessmen’ for some, lauded as life-saving by others, the personality tests are a ‘springboard’ for people to think about who they are. @elle_hunt @guardian

Six Strategies For Creating An Inquiry-Driven Classroom – More and more, researchers are finding that Habits of Mind and ‘21 Century Skills‘ such as curiosity, persistence, collaboration, growth mindset, critical thinking, and creativity are malleable and, when fostered, improve learning across all academic domains. @TeachThought @ERobbPrincipa

The Only Icebreaker You Need to Spark Interesting Conversations With Absolutely Anyone – Make small talk more bearable. Make no assumptions. @BETSYM @SitAtTheTable @Inc @nprfreshair


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

The Role Of Artificial Intelligence (AI) In Cybersecurity – While the world marvels at the massive technological advancements at play in a variety of fields. There is a particular niche that is growing rather concerned. @automeme @chidambara09 @ThinkLBC


This Volcano Experiment Is Definitely Cooler Than The Run-Of-The-Mill One You Did In School. James Orgill introduces us to the ammonium dichromate volcano. I use to do this when I taught chemistry. @theactionlabman


Five Steps to Becoming a Life Coach – Coaching is a vast field, so professionals have a myriad of niches to choose from. This helps coaches market their services to a specific type of clientele and gives potential customers confidence that the coach has expertise in helping people with their unique challenges. @becomeukjobs

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Wonderful Day@confessions_cup

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Blue Oyster Cult – Don’t Fear The Reaper (Single Version) (1976) – I saw these guys at the New York State Fair last night and they just as good as ever. When I was in college I jammed with the lead guitar player. @bocfanclub


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Weapons of Mass Instruction

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
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

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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