Veganuary / Find Peace at Home / Space Needle Light Show

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.


So you’re Curious About VEGANUARY? Veganuary is a pledge to try a vegan/plant-based lifestyle for the entire month of January and hopefully beyond. I eat a vegan diet when I not dining at friend’s houses. I also exercise almost every day and I’m very healthy and happy. @ABlogAboutStuff @themomtessorian

How to Find Your Peace While Being at Home – Are you finding it hard to be at home, either by yourself or the whole family is there with you? This can help. @JustSimpleHospi @themomtessorian

Seattle’s Space Needle Put On A Light Show For New Year’s That Was A Total Acid Trip. If you can figure out how they did this let me know. @space_needle @TMobile @KING5Seattle

Social/Mobile Media Education

Thirty Free Google Drawings Graphic Organizers – This is advice almost any teacher can use. @ericcurts @bar_zie


Can You Solve Abraham Lincoln’s Math Homework? This is a good problem for middle school and high school students. I’m happy to say that I got it right away. @preshtalwalkar


Non-Toy Gift Ideas that Kids Actually Want – It may be past Christmas, but these are still good ideas for parents. @icsfblog

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

2020 quote@thinkchat2020

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Introducing the Baroque Trumpet with Alison Balsom – This is a great short [8:29] video is something that every music teacher should have. @alisonbalsom @ClassicFM

My Podcast & Recent Book Summaries

No Bullies
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

Boys and Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity by Peggy Orenstein

IEP & Section 504 Team Meetings…and the Law by Miriam Kurtzig Freedman

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

Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros with Katie Novak

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