The Benefits of Smiling / SE Learning Tips / Don Everly 1937-2021

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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How a Simple Smile Benefits Your Brain and Body – Science has shown that smiling increases your health and happiness on the spot and long-term – maybe even to the point of helping you live longer. Your smile also benefits the people around you. @dlhampton

SM Learning
Three Quick Tips to Support Social-Emotional Learning – The past two school years have been unlike any other in the past. For many students, teachers, and families, there have been shifts between in-person and online instruction. @ClassTechTips @RiseVisionTeam

Phil and Don
Don Everly, Older Brother in Groundbreaking Rock Duo, Dies at 84. The Everly Brothers were enormously influential when I was a kid in the 1950s and 1960s. @nytimes @dlcantwell

Twitter Features

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Twitter rolls out a series of improvements to its Direct Message system. Today, Twitter announced that it will roll out a few quality of life improvements to its direct messaging system over the next few weeks, including the ability to DM a tweet to multiple people at once in individual conversations. @asilbwrites @techcrunch @NealSchaffer


Two Sleep Experts Debunk 13 Common Myths About Sleep. If you or a loved one has sleeping problems be sure to listen to this. Also, if you use a snooze alarm it’s time to stop. @gjeanlouis1 @rebeccasrobbins

Evidence Informed


What does it mean to be ‘evidence-informed in teaching? With the publication of the Education Endowment Foundation report on Cognitive Science Approaches in the Classroom, there’s been a flurry of discussion about what it says and what the implications are for teachers. @teacherhead

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Comfort Zones@RonAndSandyLee

Jeopardy Hosts

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

The Jeopardy! guest hosts ranked – It’s been a chaotic time behind the scenes as the show loses planned host Mike Richards—here’s who we think should take over. Do you agree? @alexm247 @TheAVClub


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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