Social Media Universe Visualized / Principals Make a Difference / Healing Through Diet

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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SM Universe
Visualizing the Social Media Universe in 2020 – Despite the list of headwinds social media has faced, about half of the world is now on it—and there seems to be no end in sight for future growth. @VisualCap @VipulaSharma1 @kalydeoo @jblefevre60 @chboursin

Elbow Bump
Teachers Share The Things Their Principal Does That Make All the Difference. These are the things that add up to strong school culture. Share with principals you know. @ShellTerrell @WeAreTeachers

Dean Ornish
Healing Through Diet – Dean Ornish talks about simple, low-tech, and low-cost ways to take advantage of the body’s natural desire to heal itself. This TED Talk with over 1.5 million views is well worth your time. @DeanOrnishMD @TEDTalks

Podcasts

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Want to Start a Podcast or Livestream? Here’s the Gear You Need. There is no reason why your students (children) can’t be doing podcasts or even livestreams. @pwhall @wired

Learning

Here’s Why The United States Uses Two Fonts On Their Highway Signs. This is a good introductory lesson on the subject of fonts. Share with art teachers and students you know. @AntonellaCres @BridgettHenwood @japsendaydiego @monalalwani @voxdotcom

Learning Science

Leadership/Parenting

Unlocking the Science of How Kids Think – Shouldn’t teachers learn how children think during their training? In this essay Daniel T. Willingham considers why they don’t, and what we might do about it. @DTWillingham @EducationNext

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Fall down@EmilyAPaschall

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Saw Virtuoso Takes The Instrument To New Heights You Didn’t Think Were Possible. @gregoire_blanc

Jooble

Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Unwind Anxiety

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

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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