The Psychology of Uncertainty / Understanding Learning Acceleration / Google Classroom Apps

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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Poker and the Psychology of Uncertainty – The game has plenty to teach about making decisions with the cards we’ve been dealt—on and off the table. Check out my summary of The Biggest Bluff. @mkonnikova @newyorker @WIRED

Understanding Learning ‘Acceleration’: Going Slow to Go Fast. In many places, a model known as acceleration is being billed as the way to ameliorate less-than-ideal learning conditions from this past school year. @Stephen_Sawchuk @LianaLoewus @EducationWeek

Google Classroom
85+ Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom – Check out this list of more than 85 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom. @ShakeUpLearning

AI Documentaries

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Top Six Artificial Intelligence Documentaries – Looking for some Artificial Intelligence Documentaries to watch? Well, here is a list of some documentaries that you must watch. @analyticsinme @chidambara09 @attacksolutions


If You Accidentally Time Traveled To The Past, Here Are The Signs To Help You Tell What Time Period You’re In. We’ve all been there, right, getting accidentally stranded in the past? Here are some things you can look out for to get a better understanding of what time period you’re in. @RealLifeLore22

I'm Proud of You


What to Say Instead of ‘I’m Proud of You’ – Here are a few phrases middle and high school teachers can use to cultivate conversation while celebrating student achievements. @Tarn_Wilson @edutopia @DavidGeurin @mccoyderek

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Good Teaching@DrEdwardMooney

Bike Cities

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

The Best Cities for Cyclists – How would your town stack up? @nytrealestate


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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