Parts of Speech / Planning for a Foggy Future / Word Problem Tips

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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Parts of Speech
The Eight Parts of Speech: Examples and Rules – If you know someone who is struggling with grammar as I did please share this with them. It gives a look at the forest to someone who is lost in the trees. I also recommend Grammarly to any writer. @Grammarly

Foggy Future
How to Plan Your Life When the Future Is Foggy at Best – Having a plan is one of the best stress-reduction strategies out there. As humans, we crave feeling like we’re in control and that we have certainty. @HarvardBiz @katenorthrup @lkafle @josemariasiota

Word Problems
Three Tips for Creating Math Word Problems That Boost Critical Thinking – Well-designed word problems give elementary students a tangible context for understanding math concepts. @Mr_Hall27 @edutopia


Social/Mobile Media Education

How to Level Up Your At-Home Recording Studio – Ready to upgrade your USB microphone or headset to something better? Here’s how to make sense of pro(ish) audio gear. it’s not as scary as it looks, and this article will walk you through it. @LordRavenscraft @WIRED

The Grid


Want to Fix Urban Sprawl? Ditch the Cul-de-Sac. Streets arranged in grids, with few dead-ends, encourage walking and transit. But in developing countries, growing cities are taking the opposite route. @flaviehalais @WIRED @elpaavo


How to Raise Successful People: Preparing Competent Kids for a Life of Performance – Learn how one parent raised three very successful children. @EstherWojcicki @ajjuliani

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Ideas to Things@InnerJamApp

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Poker Tell Videos and More – If you are interested in poker psychology you will like this. @apokerplayer


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

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

The Hype Machine

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)

The Knowledge GAP: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System and How to Fix It by Natalie Wexler

Upstream: How to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath

Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros with Katie Novak

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