Teaching Next Year / Symptoms of Stress / Less Structure for Learning

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.

Ten Ways I’ll Be Teaching Differently Next Year – What have you learned from distance learning that you think will alter your practice in some way when you return to pre-COVID-19 teaching? @Larryferlazzo @KaylaSolinsky

Ten Physical Symptoms of Stress You Need to be Aware Of – If you have stress in your life you need to read this. @carthagebuckley

Independent Learning
How to Provide Less Structure for Independent Reading – Developing independent readers means nurturing the conditions for passion and independent thinking to flourish. @HoaPNguyen_


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

How to Protect Your Files From Ransomware – It’s a growing threat for individual users and businesses alike—but there are ways to protect yourself. @davidnield @WIRED



Top 10 Websites to Learn Python Programming for FREE in 2021. From what I’ve seen learning Python is a really good idea for high school students. @javinpaul @Strat_AI

Brain Chip


Neuralink Brain Chip Will End Language in Five to 10 Years, Elon Musk Says. I still think that learning another language is good for your brain. I practice Swedish daily. @chidambara09 @sonu_monika

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Freedom of Mind@carlos_wilde

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Gorgeous New Short Film Shows Us What an Early Lunar Colony Would Actually Look Like. Students from upper elementary on up should like this. @dvorsky @SOM_Design @NASA


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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