Positive Living Tips / Schools Went 1:1, Now What? / Money Making Sites

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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Positive Living
Eight Tips for a Positive Living – I live a very positive life and these tips all look good to me. @carthagebuckley

During COVID-19, Schools Have Made a Mad Dash to 1-to-1 Computing. What Happens Next? The whole pandemic has been like a big proof of concept for 1-to-1. Now it’s taking all of those learnings and putting them into [practice]. What does 2021-22 look like? @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

Money Sites
10 Best Websites to make money online as a freelancer in 2021 – This might be a way for students to make money from home. I can’t vouch for any of these sites, however. @Moneymanch

AI Doing Good

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Five ways AI is doing good in the world right now – With AI adoption on the rise, the technology is addressing a number of global challenges. @wef @Paula_Piccard

Space Math


700 Space Math Problems – Space Math is a NASA website containing space-themed math lessons for students in elementary school through high school. @rmbyrne @NASA

SUmmer Reading


The Ultimate Summer Reading (and Listening) List for Principals – Before your summer downtime starts to vanish, take time to recharge your brains, find inspiration, and generate ideas for the fall. @l_maxwell @educationweek

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

What Happens When You Shatter A Wine Glass With Nothing But Sound? Gav from The Slow Mo Guys shatters a wine glass using only sound and records it in 187,500 FPS, which is more than 7,000 times slower than the human eye. This is a very cool science lesson. @TheSlowMoGuys


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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