Prevent Getting Hacked / ROI on College Degrees / Behavior Change 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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Six Things You Need to Do to Prevent Getting Hacked – You are your own biggest weakness, but changing just a few of your behaviors can reduce the chances that your online accounts get breached. @mattburgess1 @wireduk

These college majors have the best return on investment. A college degree is still one of the best ways to increase your earning potential, but not all have the same value. Make sure your kids know this. @thewordsmithm @CNBCMakeIt

The Neuroscience of Changing Your Behavior – The more often you perform an action or behave a certain way, the more it gets physically wired into your brain. This amazing adaptive quality of your brain is known as neuroplasticity. It can work both for and against you. @dlhampton @DrHubaEvaluator @LEAD_Coalition @FatherBob


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

17 ways technology could change the world by 2025 – The World Economic Forum asked their 2020 intake of Technology Pioneers for their views on how technology will change the world in the next five years. @wef @Damien_CABADI @MariaFariello1 @sallyeaves @SabineVdL


Someone Unearthed This 1976 Clip Of Arthur C. Clarke Predicting The Future Of Technology, And It’s Amazing How Much He Got Right. He saw laptops, the Internet, and phone on your wrist coming. @atttechchannel



Year one of plastic neutrality: Nestlé PH recovers 27,000 tons of waste. Nestlé Philippines has achieved a fresh milestone in tackling plastic waste as it completes its first year of plastic neutrality, the first multinational fast-moving consumer goods company in the country to do so. @tarametblog @certifiedWAHM

Inspirational/Funny Tweets




Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Taliban Enjoys Deep Belly Laugh Over Diversity Training Materials Left Behind By U.S. Military. Taliban fighters captured books like Antiracist Baby, White Fragility, and The GayBCs and collectively cracked up over the ridiculousness of the gender ideology present in the works. (Doug: Humor always comes with some risk.) @TheBabylonBee


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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