Pandemic Changed Sleep / Helping Students Ask Questions / 3D Printed Houses

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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The Pandemic Changed Sleep Habits. Maybe That’s a Good Thing. A growing body of research shows that to optimize health and productivity, workers should adjust their workdays to their sleep schedules. @atsaraharrison @WIRED

Asking Questions
Eight Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions – What teacher wouldn’t want their students to ask better questions? @hrheingold @terryheickedu @TeachThought @WSroufe @ERobbPrincipal

3D Houses
The affordable 3D-printed home that could transform African urbanization – The walls were printed in less than 12 hours and it emits way less CO2 than traditional houses. @wef @chidambara09 @enricomolinari

Cause and Effect

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Is AI A Good Judge Of Cause & Effect?
@Analyticsindiam @yudapearl @HarbRimah

Home Buying


Ten First-Time Home Buyer Blunders To Avoid – Unless you’ve been through the process at least once, there are plenty of mistakes many people make on their journey to property ownership. @lightersideofre @RitikaG69283079 @aDolphinCries

Diversafy Toy Box


How to Diversify Your Toy Box – Here are ways to create a multiracial and multicultural spectrum in a child’s activities and toys. @blackmomsblog @nytimes

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Positive Mindse@Gapingvoid

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Here’s A Rare Close-Up Look At How A Beaver Can Chew Through A Tree Limb. In three minutes he makes short work of a fairly large limb. Be sure to share with kids you know. @Digg


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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