Set Healthy Boundaries / Flying Car Airport / Fastest Growing Jobs

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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How to Set Healthy Boundaries With Your Fitness Tracker – A smart wearable can be useful and fun—until it starts to fuel an obsession with numbers. @_JulieGallagher @WIRED

Flying Car Airport
The UK is building the world’s first airport for flying cars. A pop-up airport for electric flying taxis will be in operation later this year near the UK city of Coventry. @mvollmer1 @wef

Job Growth
The 20 Fastest-Growing Jobs in the Next Decade – The employment landscape is constantly shifting. While agricultural jobs played a big role in the 19th century, a large portion of U.S. jobs today are in administration, sales, or transportation. So how can job seekers identify the fastest-growing jobs of the future? @BetaMoroney @enricomolinari @VisualCap

iOS 15

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Apple’s iOS 15 Is Here—These Are All the Top New Features. Your iPhone’s operating system is getting its annual upgrade. From FaceTime improvements to Safari’s overhaul, we break the update down. @JulianChokkattu @WIRED



Critical Thinking Quiz – Take this short quiz to see if you understanding fallacies that impeed critical thinking. @school4thought @rmbyrne

Genius Hour


Five Ways To Launch Your Genius Hour Projects to the World – A Genius Hour or 20% Time Project involves three of the main components that engage students. @ajjuliani

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Ship Comes In@RonAndSandyLee

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

This Middle School Wanted To Beat The Record For The World’s Longest Cereal Box Domino Effect, And The Result Is Glorious. Every box was donated to a local food pantry. @IVALongBeach


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast


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
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

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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