The Impact of Processed Food / Poker and Life / Robots Need Us

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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Doctor Subjects Himself To An 80 Percent Ultra-Processed Food Diet For 30 Days And Sees What It Does To His Body. As you might guess it’s not good. How much processed food to you and your kids eat? @DoctorChrisVT @UCLH @HTropDis @UCL @MiradorMgmt @RCWZW

Poker and Life
Can Poker Help You Win at Life? This week on The Cut, Jazmín Aguilera talks to professional poker player and strategic adviser for Poker Powher Melanie Weisner about how she uses her card-playing skills to navigate life decisions and understand her emotions. @ascentofjazmin @melanieweisner @thecut

Peanut the Robot
Peanut the Waiter Robot Is Proof That Your Job Is Safe. Restaurants are struggling to hire people, so one Jersey Shore grill employed a machine. It confirms that humans remain indispensable. @mrMattSimon @WIRED

AI & Healthcare

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

The potential of artificial intelligence to bring equity in health care – Nearly 1,400 joined the AI for Health Care Equity Conference that explored new AI technologies as a platform for change. @MIT_SCC


What Happens When You Use A Hydrophobic Straw To Suck Up Water – Here are all the weird ways a hydrophobic straw interacts with water compared to a regular straw. @theactionlabman



Helping Students Cope With a Difficult Year – These tips on supporting emotion regulation and building strong relationships will help students next year and beyond. @edutopia

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Sommelier Reviews Jeppson’s Malört (Holiday Special).
Prescott Van Myers is a sommelier who started this YouTube channel when COVID hit. I think he is hilarious. @UnemployedWine


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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