Adam Sandler’s Hilarious NYU Speech / Reducing Math Anxiety / Duckworth on Developing Character

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Adam Sandler Offers A Dose Of Reality To The Parents Of NYU’s Tisch Graduates In Hilarious Commencement Speech. This is very funny and touching. It’s 16 minutes, but well worth it. (WARNING: One F-Word) @AdamSandler @nyuniversity @NYUTischSchool

Math Anxiety
Reducing Math Anxiety with Expressive Writing – Does that photo above leave you feeling a bit stressed? If so, you may suffer from math anxiety. Read on, friend, this blog is for you! @PsyDocCindy @AceThatTest

Dr. Angela Duckworth on Developing Character – She’s a co-founder of Character Lab, the author of Grit, a bestseller that reveals the secret to achievement is passion and persistence; and the co-host of the No Stupid Questions podcast with Stephen Dubner. @angeladuckw @thecharacterlab @tvanderark


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

FBI reveals 10 things you have to do to stop smartphone hackers. Whether you’re an Apple or Android user or prefer logging into accounts on a laptop, the FBI has a warning for you. @EdwardsCLM @TheSun @nypost


Sommelier André Hueston Mack Explains How To Chill Wine and a Lot More. If you like wine at all this will help you to be less intimidated. @MaisonNoirWines @bonappetit

Kasey & Mike


Shake Up Inclusive Learning: Kasey Bell & Mike Marotta discuss a student-centered future – This looks like a good piece of free professional development. @ShakeUpLearning @mmatp @texthelp

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Real Friends@LifeWithJohn

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Knowing What to Say at Sunday School – Ricky Gervais | Animals | Universal Comedy – He is my favorite living comedian. (WARNING: A few naughty words.) @rickygervais


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast


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

Grasp: The Science of Transforming How We Learn by Sanjay Sarma with Luke Yoquinto

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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