60-Second Test Taking Strategy / What Causes Acne? / Smart Litter Boxes

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Test-taking tip: The 60-Second Test-Taking Strategy This is a test-taking strategy that you use in the first minute after sitting down to take a test. Sometimes you will need a little more or less than one minute, depending on the material you’re being tested on. @KatieHabits @_feedspot

Do Chocolate and Cocoa Powder Cause Acne? Researchers put white chocolate, dark chocolate, baking chocolate, and cocoa powder to the test to find out. @nutrition_facts

Petivity Smart Litter Box Monitor System – Keep tabs on your cat’s bathroom habits—and catch potential health issues early—with this scale and app developed by Purina. @medeajulianna @WIRED


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Five iPhone security settings you need to change now – Your phone doesn’t come with a user manual. Sure, you can find online guides from Apple or Android, but don’t bet on Big Tech telling you the secrets to best protect yourself. @kimkomando @KomandoShow @nypost


10 Amazing HEALTH BENEFITS of PUMPKIN SEEDS – In this video we discuss the 10 amazing health benefits of pumpkin seeds for prostate health, heart health, bone strength, menopause support, diabetes and much more. We also share some of the best ways to use pumpkin seeds at home, such as in smoothies, granola, or mixing with sugar-free dark chocolate. @TheHoggerz

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A Reformer’s Nightmare – Larry Cuban’s nightmare makes for good reading. @LarryCuban

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Let’s Remember Jerry Lee Lewis By Watching Willie Nelson, Keith Richards And Kid Rock Perform ‘Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.’ This comes from a 2004 Willie Nelson Special and is a great tribute to “rock & roll’s first great wild man.” @KidRock @WillieNelson


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcasts

Kids Who Aren'T Assholes

How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes: Science-Based Strategies for Better Parenting from Tots to Teens by Melinda Wenner Moyer

Critical Issues in Democratic Schooling: Curriculum, Teaching, and Socio-Political Realities by Kenneth Teitelbaum

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 Times 10 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

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 – by Dr Doug Green @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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