Scott Adams on Nutrition / The Model Airplane Guy / Netflix’s Password Crackdown

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 Best 16 Minutes on Nutrition w/ Scott Adams – Scott Adams talks about the systems he has set up to be in great shape at the age of 62. We also discuss why systems will beat goals every single time, and how you can apply this practice to improving anything you want in life. @ScottAdamsSays @heyseankim


The Paper Airplane Guy – John Collins, better known as “The Paper Airplane Guy,” has devoted himself to designing, folding, and flying the world’s finest paper airplanes. Kids from elementary on up will like this physics lesson. @PprAirplnGuy @wired

Netflix
Netflix’s Password-Sharing Crackdown Has a Silver Lining. The streaming service is making account owners enter two-factor codes in a limited test. That’s … actually not so bad. @brbarrett @WIRED

Pandemic School

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Photos on Schooling during the Pandemic – Meghan Gallagher at The 74 Million gathered photos that capture some of the effects of the pandemic year when schools were shuttered and then slowly reopened. Larry Cuban has selected a few of them for this post. @_mgallagher7 @Readthe74 @LarryCuban

Learning

How The Interstate Highway System Transformed America – The interstate highway system allowed for the post-war growth of the economy in America. But its construction had significant social costs. This is an excellent shot history lesson that can be used to start a class discussion. @Carl_E_Mueller @Zomb_Queen @tasiajensen @cheddar @CuriosityStream

Leadership/Parenting

Conduct Conferences During Class Time. But there are ways to ensure class time is indeed spent talking to students about their learning with minimal out-of-class commitments. Watch the sample conference where the student engages in self-analysis. @mssackstein

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Goals@LifeWithJohn

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Why It’s Almost Impossible to Make a 7-10 Split in Bowling – The dreaded 7-10 split is by many accounts the toughest shot in bowling. WIRED’s Robbie Gonzalez went to the U.S. Bowling Congress to meet a pro bowler, an engineer, and a robot named Earl, to find out why it’s actually Almost Impossible. @rtg0nzalez @wired

Jooble

Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Where Good Ideas Come From

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

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)

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

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