WIRED’s Summer Reading / The Economics of IKEA / Art & Dementia Care

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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Wired Reading
WIRED’s Picks for the 9 Books You Need to Read This Summer – From sci-fi to queer magic, these tomes have what you need when you’re headed to the beach—or anywhere else. @WIRED

The Economics of IKEA – At 300,000 sq. ft. an IKEA visit is also a workout. People have more positive feelings toward things they put effort into. Plan on eating there as the food is inexpensive and tastes great. I bring my own wine in a soda bottle as they don’t sell alcohol. @SarahNassauer @WSJ @IKEAUSA

Dementia & Art
The Transformative Power of Art in Dementia Care: A Q&A With Neurologist Daniel Potts – As part of our LiveTalk series, Being Patient spoke with Dr. Daniel C. Potts about the legacy of his late father Lester E. Potts, Jr., who discovered his artistic talents in watercolor painting following his Alzheimer’s diagnosis. @Being_Patient_ @nickmuon @DrHubaEvaluator @LEAD_Coalition @BurtonBrown @lorimcneeartist


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

How AI and machine learning help fight the COVID-19 battle – It is hard to imagine fighting a global pandemic without technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). @VentureBeat @vatsalghiya @HarbRimah


Here is a Comprehensive Breakdown of How Uber is Screwing Over Its Customers and Workers. There may be another side to this story. Let me know if you find it and I will post it too. @bigblackjacobin @GravelInstitute @VICE

Search History


Five Activities for Teaching and Learning With Primary Sources – Among other things kids can compare textbooks, primary sources, and Wikipedia. @rmbyrne @WDLorg

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Mistakes Bridge@tim_fargo

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Ikväll På Stan – The Boppers (1979) This is a Swedish Doo Wop group singing in English. @RosaMannen


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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