Stores of the Future / Dogs & Well-Being / Your Second Brain

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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Store of the Future
The Store Of The Future: What Retail Could Look Like In 2030 – From shopper emotion detection to in-store robotic warehouses, we highlight the technologies and trends bringing retail stores into the future. @cbinsights @chidambara09 @R_Demidchuk

Scientists show that cuddling with a dog significantly improves your well-being. Loving your dog can change your mood. I don’t have a dog and don’t think I need one, but I understand how this works. @SpencerABC7 @TheHillTimes @dhinakaranrajan @thehill

2nd Brain
The ‘Second Brain’ in Your Gut Might Have Evolved Before The Brain in Your Head. The enteric nervous system (ENS) in our gut operates a lot like other neural networks in the brain and the spinal cord. @davidnield @aDolphinCries @dlhampton

AI Footprints

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

We trained AI to recognise footprints, but it won’t replace forensic experts yet. We rely on experts all the time. If you need financial advice, you ask an expert. If you are sick, you visit a doctor, and as a juror, you may listen to an expert witness. In the future, however, artificial intelligence (AI) might replace many of these people. @ConversationUK @PawlowskiMario @tobiaskintzel

Sleep Tips


101 Sleep Tips – The quality of your sleep plays a significant role in all aspects of your mental and physical health, from your emotional well-being to repairing muscle tissue. Having good, sustained sleep allows your body to repair blood and heart vessels. Therefore, if you’re not having good sleep on a regular basis, you could be at a higher risk of heart disease. @TheSlumberYard



How to Get Others to Adopt Your Recommendation – There is a process for how actionable recommendations evolve. You explore data and find a problem or opportunity. @nancyduarte @MITSloan @TrippBraden @mitsmr

Inspirational/Funny Tweets



Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Experimental Stop-Motion Short Film Lets Skiers Interact With Nature Like Never Before.
This is extremely clever and creative. @robheule @outsidemagazine


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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