Show Students That They’re Growing / Musk’s Success Rules / Products to Try

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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Show Growth
A Simple Way I Show Students They’re Growing Every Day – You actually don’t even really know where your comfort zone ends until you push yourself into that stretch zone. @LiviaChanL @teacher2teacher

Musk RUles

Elon Musk’s Ten Rules For Success – They seem to have worked for him. @elonmusk @RitikaG69283079

Summer 2021 Favorites – Things You Need to Try This Summer – Many of these products are food-related. Enjoy. @BlogginandLivin

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Liquid metal sensors and AI could help prosthetic hands to ‘feel.’ To enable a more natural feeling prosthetic hand interface, researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science and collaborators are the first to incorporate stretchable tactile sensors using liquid metal. @ggfauresearch @techxplore_com @mvollmer1 @Shi4Tech @efipm

Digital backup


How to Back Up Your Digital Life – Backups are boring, but they’ll save your digital bacon. Here’s how to make sure your data lives on, even when your PC doesn’t. @wired



Expectations Are Crap! Find Your Happy. Real life is hard! It’s full of disappointment. There’s pressure. Stress. Failure. Death. We quickly find that things don’t always end up the way we thought they would. @EmilyJPH

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Spoon Feeding@Imported_Fun

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

This Guy Took A Photo Of Himself Every Day For 21 Years And Used Neural Networks To Upscale His Aging Process To 4K 60 FPS. This lasts only 2:20. Ask your kids what they notice as they watch. @noahkalina


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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