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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

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Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgement by Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Sibony, & Cass Sunstein – This is my latest book summary. It’s a really epic book that you need to know about. @kahneman_danie @CassSunstein @DrDougGreen

How Exercise May Help Keep Our Memory Sharp – Irisin, a hormone produced by muscles during exercise, can enter the brain and improve cognition, a mouse study suggests. @GretchenReynold @nytimes

Teaching Strategies That Support Students’ Individuality – When teachers make a point of recognizing the diversity of their students, they can help all students make deeper connections to what they’re learning. @MJ_Fievre @ThaddeusBTeach @edutopia

Cyber Crime

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Why Ransomware Hackers Love a Holiday Weekend – Looking forward to Labor Day? So are ruthless gangs of cybercriminals. @brbarrett @WIRED


Someone Captured Insane Footage Of Ida Completely Wiping Out This Basement In New Jersey. If you are wondering how some people living in basements died during hurricane Ida this will explain it. @ABC7

17 Books


17 Great Books for Anyone Who Wants to Get Ahead in Life – Why read? It’s a practice widely held by high achievers who get ahead by learning from the wisdom of others. @salubriousdish @TechNews25 @Inc

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Do something@Dianne__LadyD

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Former NASA Engineer Erupts The World’s Tallest Slime Volcano. If you don’t have time to watch it all, watch the first few minutes to see a former fail and skip to the 12:30 mark to see the epic win. @MarkRober @DraftKings


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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