There is No Such Thing as Learning Styles / Digital Education Tools / 21st Century Thinking

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.

Learning styles & the importance of critical self-reflection | Tesia Marshik | TEDxUWLaCrosse – The idea that learning styles don’t exist is relatively new, but it’s something teachers need to know about. @teemul @YoukiTerada @TEDxUWLaCrosse

Digital Tools
Twelve Digital Tools for Innovative Educators – Ever since schools first closed in March of 2020, educators and students have been exploring new methods and tools to keep the learning going and to find ways to engage students in learning. @RDene915 @Getting_Smart

21st Century THinking
How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different – In an era dominated by constant information and the desire to be social, should the tone of thinking for students be different? @terryheickedu @TeachThought

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Starting Your Own Blog in High School – Blogging is a great way to gain experience in writing, web design, and web marketing. Beyond that, starting a blog can serve many different purposes. It can allow you to share your writing or other artwork with a broader audience. @collegevine

Used Batteries


Cars Are Going Electric. What Happens to the Used Batteries? Used electric vehicle batteries could be the Achilles’ heel of the transportation revolution—or the gold mine that makes it real. @GregoryJBarber @WIRED

Online Learning


Three things schools need to know about quality remote learning after COVID – Online is no longer any easier than in-person instruction, one administrator says. @Zalaznick @universitybiz @DA_magazine

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Observe and Learn@TrainingMindful

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

U2 with Mick Jagger & Fergie: Gimme Shelter – Live from Madison Square Garden (2009) – This is one of the best Rolling Stone’s songs for my money. Fergie is amazing here as a complement to Mick. @U2Argentina @U2 @MickJagger @Fergie @FergusonCrest


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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