Time to Change? / Ransomeware Problem Explained / Photo of Atoms

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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Time to Change
Recognizing When It’s Time for a Change – From switching schools to pursuing new opportunities in the district, teachers can make changes to address their burnout, writes a teacher career coach. @kittyboitnott @edutopia

America’s massive ransomware problem, explained – A cybercriminal only has to be lucky once, while a defender has to be lucky every minute of every day. @ImJacobCohen @TheHustle @hubspot

Photo of Atoms
This is the Highest-Ever Resolution Photo of Atoms. This doesn’t just set a new record, It’s reached a regime that is effectively going to be an ultimate limit for resolution. @jaronschneider @PetaPixel @BusinessInsider @IGN @DigitalTrends

Dark Mirror

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Inside the NSA’s Secret Tool for Mapping Your Social Network – Edward Snowden revealed the agency’s phone-record tracking program. But thanks to “precomputed contact chaining,” that database was much more powerful than anyone knew. @bartongellman @WIRED


How Doomed Are We If The Yellowstone Supervolcano Actually Erupted? The worst-case scenario for Yellowstone’s supervolcano could cripple our economy and transform the world’s climate. This is a good science lesson for upper elementary on up. @RealLifeLore22 @skillshare

Teacher Prep


If Education Is Going to Change, Teacher Prep Needs to First. “And don’t get me started on the teacher tests for certification and how poorly they align with the reality of what we teach or how we teach it.” @mssackstein

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Attitudes quote@LisaThomasBooks

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Everly Tribute The Everly Set takes Villagers down memory lane. Just saw these guys at ‘Jeff’s Place.’ If you like the Everly Brothers you will like them. @jeffpulver


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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