Avoid Tech Exhaustion / Teacher Mental Health / Lottery Money for Education

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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Tech Exhaustion
Simple Strategies to Avoid Tech Exhaustion – Incorporating too many tech tools too fast can be disastrous—but there are ways to get the most out of tech without becoming overwhelmed. @Prof_F_Henshaw @edutopia

Teacher Health
How a school district is bringing mental health support directly to teachers where they work – Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person school days that once felt normal can feel totally draining for many educators. @KaraNewhouse @MindShiftKQED

UL Lottery
Lottery and Child Support by Countries – Facts & Stats 2022 – See which countries use lottery money to support education. I see lotteries as a tax on the poor. What do you and your kids think? @passittobulis @TextsLottery


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Small Drones Are Giving Ukraine an Unprecedented Edge. From surveillance to search-and-rescue, consumer drones are having a huge impact on the country’s defense against Russia. @mattburgess1 @WIRED


Want Students to Become Better Problem Solvers? Then Teach Them to Fly Planes and Drones. 9th graders will learn the principles of flying airplanes and drones; tackle mathematical and engineering analyses around concepts such as torque, force, weight, distance, and altitude. You may need a subscription for this. It’s worth it. @kbushweller @EducationWeek

Kids who lie


Can you really tell if a kid is lying? Are children poor liars? Do you think you can easily detect their lies? Developmental researcher Kang Lee studies what happens physiologically to children when they lie. @KangKang_CSGO @TEDTalks

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

George Carlin – Euphemisms – If you are trying to teach this concept this video will do the job for middle school on up. @TheGeorgeCarlin @dannytechworld


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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