Processing Feelings / A Life Filled with Gratitude / Mapping Thanksgiving Dinner

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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Processing Feelings
Helping Students Process Their Feelings During Remote Learning – When classes resume, elementary students will benefit from intentional routines designed to maintain emotional well-being. @edutopia @sara_lahayne @move_thisworld

Would you like to know how to live a life filled with gratitude? With a few simple daily life changes on how you think about things, you can do just that! @imagine_sunsets @themomtessorian

Thanksgiving Map
Mapping the Thanksgiving Harvest – Do you know where each of these Turkey Day staples is grown? You can also learn how to make a storymap. @knightlab @rmbyrne @USDA


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact Your Daily Life in the 2020s – Artificial intelligence (AI) powers 5G, blockchain, the internet of things, quantum computing and self-driving cars. @@themomtessorian MMinevich @DeepLearn007 @pierrepinna @sallyeaves



Are naps actually good for us? It depends. Everyone should watch the two-minute TED Talk. @sleepdiplomat @TEDTalks

Virtual Field Trips


Exploring the World of Virtual FIrld Trips – Consider subscribing to this find series of podcasts. @ClassTechTips

Inspirational/Funny Tweets



Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Cartoons on Living Digitally – Enjoy Larry Cuban’s latest cartoon collection. @LarryCuban @CubanLarry


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Suite Talk
180 Moving Forward past the Pandemic with Dr. Doug Green – On October 4, 2021, I was Kim Mattina’s guest on her weekly show. Please join us for a discussion on what we can gain from our pandemic experiences as educators.

The Future of Smart

The Future of Smart: How Our Education System Needs to Change to Help All Young People Thrive by Ulcca Joshi Hansen

Noise: A Flaw In Human Judgement by Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Sibony, & Cass Sunstein

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
Listen 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

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

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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