August 12th Post – 100 Benefits of Running / Complicated vs Complex / When Teacher’s Phone Rings – New Content Tomorrow

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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100 Benefits of Running – If you want less stress and anxiety and better health in general, start running. I’ve been doing it since 1976, and I’ve never missed a day of work or felt stressed. @worldrunday @RundaySweden

The Difference between “Complicated” and “Complex” Matters. Sending a rocket to the moon and surgeons extracting brain tumors are complicated tasks, while getting children to succeed in school is complex. @LarryCuban

Split on Screens – Students scolded a teacher when his phone rang while he was teaching because somewhere deep inside them was a latent awareness that a classroom is a sanctuary. @CoachJPearson @LarryCuban


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

New Report on Teen Social Media Use Underlines the Rise of TikTok, and the Fall of Facebook. That’s according to the latest data from Pew Research, which surveyed over 1,300 US teens and their parents between April and May this year. @adhutchinson @socialmedia2day



Three strategies we use to turn struggling students into confident readers – Research-based teaching strategies and intentional edtech use can help struggling readers thrive. @eschoolnews @petersmeg



Schools Have Plenty of RUles. Teachers should be careful about adding more rules in their classrooms. @mssackstein

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Grieg – In the Hall of the Mountain King – This starts off slow and rocks near the end. @ScottBrosDuo


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Can You Learn to Be Lucky? Why Some People Seem to Win More Often Than Others by Karla Staff
My Post-Pandemic Teaching and Learning Observations by Dr. Doug Green – X!) Publications

The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward by Daniel Pink

Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead, and Live Without Barriers by Jo Boaler
180 Moving Forward past the Pandemic with Dr. Doug Green – On October 4, 2021, I was Kim Mattina’s guest on her weekly show. Please join us for a discussion on what we can gain from our pandemic experiences as educators.

The Future of Smart: How Our Education System Needs to Change to Help All Young People Thrive by Ulcca Joshi Hansen

Noise: A Flaw In Human Judgement by Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Sibony, & Cass Sunstein

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
Listen 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

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

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)

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