The World’s Top Supercomputers / Amazing Optical Illusion / The Story of Cider

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.

Super Computers
The World’s Top Supercomputers – Would you have guessed which country the winner comes from. @KatBuchholz @StatistaCharts @TechNews25 @cloudpreacher @wef

Illusion
Can you figure out this optical illusion that’s leaving everyone’s ‘brain hurting.’ This is one of the best I’ve seen and I bet your kids can make one if they are looking for a Thanksgiving activity. @nypost @TheSun


How Cider Came To Mean Something Completely Different In America And Europe IF you want to make some “hard cider” get your fermenters here. Consider this to be a good science experiment you can do at home. There is some history and geography here too. @adam_ragu @squarespace

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Mind-blowing iPhone trick lets you unlock hidden emoji feature for texts. If you have an iPhone give this a try. @SeanKeach @nypost @TheSun

Learning

Twelve Signs You Have Genius Level Intelligence – I think that these are things you and your kids can work on to become a genius according to this animation. @TopThinkSources

Ponk Cast

Leadership/Parenting

Pinkcast 4.15. This is how to overcome awkwardness and hand out some compliments. Have you ever wanted to compliment someone, then resisted because you feared it might seem a little creepy? That’s a big mistake, says Cornell University social psychologist Vanessa Bohns. This is great advice in only two minutes. @DanielPink @profbohns @ericaboothby

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Kierkegaard@tim_fargo

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Your Brain on Crack Cocaine – This short animation is perfect for middle and high school health classes. @AsapSCIENCE

Jooble

Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Suite Talk
180 Moving Forward past the Pandemic with Dr. Doug Green – On October 4, 2021, I was Kim Mattina’s guest on her weekly show. Please join us for a discussion on what we can gain from our pandemic experiences as educators.

The Future of Smart

The Future of Smart: How Our Education System Needs to Change to Help All Young People Thrive by Ulcca Joshi Hansen

Noise: A Flaw In Human Judgement by Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Sibony, & Cass Sunstein

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
Listen 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

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

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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