The Divided Brain / Giving Back to Teachers / The Golf Ball Story

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The Divided Brain
“The Divided Brain” – Psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist describes the real differences between the left and right halves of the human brain. It’s not simply “emotion on the right, reason on the left,” but something far more complex and interesting. @dr_mcgilchrist @TDTalks

Teacher Giveback
Giving Back to Teachers – Through our Great Teacher Giveback, we’re working to ease the burden on teachers. We’re giving away four $500 prizes to help deserving teachers outfit their classrooms with new supplies this fall. Click here to learn more about the contest or enter for yourself or on behalf of your favorite teacher. @savings

This “golf ball” story shared in the video has been passed around for a while. Science teachers have done this to teach scientific principles. Here it is used to help us focus on the important things in life. @MeirKay @gcouros

AI & Cybersecurity

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity: The Benefits and Challenges – Similar to dynamite, artificial intelligence (AI) is only a tool, and it’s up to us to choose how we use it. @CENGNCanada @mvollmer1 @asokan_telecom



hree things the most persuasive people do differently to get what they want, according to a social psychologist – Whether it’s negotiating a salary, interviewing for a job, sharing an idea, or simply asking for a favor, we often assume that our actions, input, and requests will be overlooked or rejected. @profbohns @CNBCMakeIt



How Simulation in Education Benefits Students and Patients – Simulation-based learning places students in situations where they can put their classroom knowledge into practice. In healthcare, simulation-based learning has been part of curricula since the 18th century; it has been continually evolving as technology advances. @uofstaug

Inspirational/Funny Tweets



Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Raul Malo – Live at Daryl’s House Club 4.15.21 – Raul is the lead singer of the Mavericks and for my money has the best voice in the business. This lasts 1:47 so rev it up when you need something to listen to for a while. @MavericksMusic


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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