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Brain on Games
What Gaming Does to Your Brain—and How You Might Benefit – Here are some ways to think about addiction, improved neurological function, and your overall relationship with video games on a better, more intuitive level. @thomjamescarter @WIRED

Police in Schools
The Police-Free Schools Movement Made Headway. Has It Lost Momentum? As a principal I never had police in my school. This could be a good discussion topic for middle school on up. @jbrownedianis @EducationWeek

How HyperDocs Can Make Schoolwork More Student Friendly. HyperDocs are a way to give high school students easy access to everything they need for the week in one place. @lkolb @edutopia

AI & Cybersecurity

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Four ways AI can help us enter a new age of cybersecurity – AI has so far helped companies that are struggling to create safe and contagion-free work environments by setting up on-demand online labor forces. @indredex @CUJOAI @chidambara09 @GTeleservices


How Important is Drafting in Cycling? If you go for a ride with others you can take advantage of this, but don’t get too close. @thecyclingpulse @OfficialCycling #rmbyrne


Vaccinating Kids Against COVID-19: Why Families Are Afraid and How Schools Can Help. The stakes are high: Strong vaccination rates are seen as key to middle and high schools returning to anything resembling pre-pandemic normalcy in many places this fall. @AriannaProthero @Educationweek

Inspirational/Funny Tweets



Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

How To Snap Spectacular Fourth of July Fireworks This Summer – Here are some tips for novice and experts alike when it comes to getting some cool fireworks pictures. @KatrinEismann @petapixel


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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