Tips for Mom / Ed Tech Developer Questions / Crisis Communication

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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Mom Tips
5 things moms should do EVERY morning to have a productive day with less stress – These look like good tips for dads and non-parents too. @themomtessorian @BlogginandLivin

Ed Tech Q's

Three big questions schools should ask edtech developers Partnerships between school districts and edtech developers can be incredibly beneficial–but schools should make sure to ask the right questions at the outset. @AlKingsley_Edu @eschoolnews

Crisis Communication
How to Communicate with Your Employees During Times Of Crisis – If your employees are like most people, they’re feeling exhausted and stressed even when nothing specific is going wrong. @LollyDaskal @Mrmind76042152


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Five ways drones came into their own during the pandemic – This last year brought truly unprecedented challenges to the industry, as well as ample opportunities. @joepeskett @cdronepro @Nicochan33 @JeroenBartelse


Here’s A Useful Geography Lesson About Which Countries Hate Each Other From Around The Globe. It might be good to know the next time you go overseas which countries don’t get along with each other. @roywoodjr @TheDailyShow



Project-Baased Learning: Real Questions, Real Answers, How to Unpack PBL and Inquiry by Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy. @RossCoops31 @markbarnes19

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Curisoty quote@Rdene915

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Timpanogos High Choir Sings William Tell Overture. How about having your school choir try this? @DebHebertCasey @tjpeti


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

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

The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win by Maria Konnikova

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)

The Knowledge GAP: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System and How to Fix It by Natalie Wexler

Upstream: How to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath

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