Teacher Time-Saver Tips / Fortnite as Spiritual Opium / SF’s Leaning Tower

Free Resources for Busy Parents and Educators Who Don’t Have as Much Time to Read and Surf as I Do

The Twitter names next to each link belong to the authors, publications, and the people who bring them to my attention.

Time Savers
Time-Saving Tips and Tools for Teachers – Let’s face it. As teachers, your time is precious. You only have so much time with your students, and you want to maximize that time for learning. @ShakeUpLearning

Fortnite exits China as the government cracks down on ‘spiritual opium’ – In August, the government began barring minors from playing video games on school days and allowing just three hours of play during pre-determined hours on the weekends. @theo_wayt @nypost

Here’s A Comprehensive Breakdown About How San Francisco’s Millennium Tower Became One Of The Most Expensive Architecture Mistakes Ever. You need to share this with students in your STEM programs. It’s only 13:31. @BoingBoing

Pink Cloud

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Where are NA, CMA, Al-Anon or AA meetings near me? Pink Cloud is an app that will help you find over 245,000 anonymous 12 step programs worldwide, including over 20,000 online meetings. @pinkcloudapp


Top Three Positive News Stories, NOVEMBER 2021 | Some Good News | Positive Vibes – If you are sick of bad news follow this guy. @ernest6words


Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Home Abuse – I have a lot of friends with aging parents who are in nursing homes. Share this with anyone in that situation. This is not a paid ad. @IllinoisInjury

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

True Friends


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Paramedics Debunk 12 First Aid Myths. Paramedics Randy Li and Lorena Concepcion-Martinez debunk 12 myths about first aid. They talk about how to properly perform CPR, different choking protocols, and the best way to clean a wound. This could save a life. @michonce @margaretguzmann


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Suite Talk
180 Moving Forward past the Pandemic with Dr. Doug Green – On October 4, 2021, I was Kim Mattina’s guest on her weekly show. Please join us for a discussion on what we can gain from our pandemic experiences as educators.

The Future of Smart

The Future of Smart: How Our Education System Needs to Change to Help All Young People Thrive by Ulcca Joshi Hansen

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
Listen 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

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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