Six Gut Instincts / Learning Science Books / Get Your Kids Moving

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 Gut Instincts
Six Gut Instincts to Never Ignore – Here we dive into the topic of knowing when your feelings mean protection mode has kicked in with gut instincts or not. @brandyellen @liveluvtx

Learning Science Books to Inspire You This Year – As learning experience designers and educators, we are the beneficiaries of cognitive science research that focuses on memory and learning. We now have a solid collection of books that explain the science of learning and how to apply it. Are these books in your PD library? @elearningcoach @cmalamed @Quinnovator @skosslyn @BarbaraIreland2

Moving Can Be Fun! Tips For A Fun House Move With Kids – You can’t take all of the stress out of a move, especially if you have children. But here are some ideas that can help. Please share with any parents you know who are moving. @ANationOfMoms

Social/Mobile Media Education

Inside a Data Scientist’s ToolBox: Top 9 Data Science Algorithms – Here is the list of top Data Science Algorithms that you must know to become a data scientist. Let’s start with the first one. @DataFlairWS @epuujee @CatherineAdenle


Benefits of Flax Seeds for Inflammation – I add a table spoon of ground flaxseed to my morning drink daily and I feel great at the age of 73. @nutrition_facts


#Simplify in the New Year #2021 – In usual Starr-style, she decided to announce her #oneword for the new year. As a person who is often fond of experiencing the complexities in life, this year she has chosen to take a page out of her husband’s book and #simplify. Watch her two-minute video. @mssackstein

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Core Beliefs@clegleiter

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Neuroscience Says These Are the 10 Happiest Songs Ever. Now might be a good time for all of us to remind ourselves of this useful bit of classic research. @ENTRYLEVELREBEL @Inc @cvheady007

My Podcast & Recent Book Summaries

No Bullies
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

Boys and Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity by Peggy Orenstein

IEP & Section 504 Team Meetings…and the Law by Miriam Kurtzig Freedman

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves (the book can be found here)

The Knowledge GAP: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System and How to Fix It by Natalie Wexler

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

Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros with Katie Novak

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