Write In All Subjects / Make Remote Classes Better / Best Stat Man Ever

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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Write in all subjects
Why Students Should Write in All Subjects – Writing improves learning by consolidating information in long-term memory, researchers explain. Plus, five engaging writing activities to use in all subjects. @YoukiTerada @edutopia @VipulaSharma1 @BookCreatorApp

Ferlazzo Quote
Six Strategie to Make Distance Learning Classes Not Terrible – What are your “go-to” instructional strategies and tools for making a virtual classroom work? @Larryferlazzo @EducationWeek

Hans Rosling
The Best Stats You’ve Ever Seen – “Hans Rosling makes data come alive like no other speaker. This is an incredible talk that changed my understanding of the world. It’s mesmerizing.” Chris Anderson – TED Curator @TEDchris @HansRosling @Gapminder @GlobalHealthKI @OlaRosling

Future of Money

Social/Mobile Media Education

What The Future Of Payment Should Look Like. Nobody carries cash anymore. Most people find cash unhygienic. Most of us have a favorite payment gadget in our pocket. So which gadget are you going to use in the future? (Doug: I mostly use my watch.) @SusieQpon @DisneyDream717


How This Invention Saved A Million Boats From Being Shipwrecked – The Fresnel lens helped sailors see lighthouses from significant distances than before, saving countless lives. This is a good physics lesson for middle school and up. @BridgettHenwood @dionlee__ @voxdotcom

Six Things


Six Things That Made My Teaching Better – for me and my students – These things made the life of one teacher easier and more rewarding as it made teaching a more enjoyable job. They are also things that students benefitted from so they all represent a win-win. @teacherhead

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Don't Rush@gary_hensel

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Twelve Classic 12-string Guitar Songs that Everyone Forgets. I bought my Guild 12-string in 1963 and it still sounds great. I love this sound.


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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