Control in a Japanese School / Charming Gut Science / Switzerland’s Top Infrastructure

Free Resources for Busy Parents and Educators Who Don’t Have as Much Time to Read and Surf as I Do

The Twitter names next to each link belong to the authors, publications, and the people who bring them to my attention.

Japanese Classrooms: From Chaos to Complete Control – This account by an American teacher in a Japanese rural elementary school reflects what one teacher experienced. by Mary DeVries – @CubanLarry @LarryCuban

The surprisingly charming science of your gut – Ever wonder how we poop? Learn about the gut — the system where digestion (and a whole lot more) happens. @giulia_enders @TED_Talks

Here’s Why Switzerland Blows The Rest Of The World Out Of The Water With Their Infrastructure. Switzerland is regarded as having the best infrastructure in the world and it isn’t really close. YouTuber OBF explores how their knack for design made them stand above every other country. @AteneOBF


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Google Chrome users urged to check vital new privacy tool. Google Chrome fans are being urged to protect their personal data by taking the browser’s latest crime-busting tool for a spin. @Harry_Pettit_ @TheSun @nypost



MAmerica’s cheapest electric car is a Chevy. Electric cars are expensive—and, for the most part, they’re only getting pricier. There’s one EV model that’s notably bucking the trend. @NicolasFuRivero @qz



Three Tips to Make Life Easier as a Floating Teacher With No Set Classroom – Good relationships with host teachers and the right gear can ease the difficulties of not having your own classroom. @mrs_frommert @edutopia

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Guy Plays The Same Lick On 91 Different Instruments And It’s A Musical Tour De Force. This would be a good music lesson for elementary on up. @InstrumentMania


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

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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