Games and Executive Function / Keeping Your Vision Fixed / How Light Effects Sleep

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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Games
Using Games to Help Students Develop Executive Function Skills – Collaborative games can help students develop skills like critical thinking, emotional control, sustained attention, and working memory. @eeculp @edutopia

Vision
How to remain fixed on your vision – Has your motivation dipped recently? Keep reading as Roberto explains how he keeps his motivation high while studying. @LondonU

Light and Sleep
How Does Light Affect Sleep? Without question, artificial lighting has improved our lives in a variety of ways. But exposure to all that artificial light can majorly impact our sleep. @LauraNewc @mattressclarity @VictoriaW_SEO

Security Bugs

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Apple Just Patched 39 iPhone Security Bugs. Plus: A Google Chrome patch licks the DevilsTongue spyware, Android’s kernel gets a tune-up, and Microsoft fixes 84 flaws. @KateOflaherty @WIRED @Apple

Eleanor

Learning

Eleanor Wonders Why – “Elinor Wonders Why” encourages preschoolers to follow their curiosity, ask questions when they don’t understand and find answers using science inquiry skills. @ElinorWonders @PBSKIDS @rmbyrne

Hacking Assessment

Leadership/Parenting

Hacking Assessment 2.0 by Starr Sackstein is now available. I summarized the original version ins 2016. @mssackstein

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Churchill@tim_fargo

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Watch The First Two Hours Of MTV Remastered From Its Original 1981 Broadcast. MTV isn’t what it used to be. I loved the original version. How about you and your kids? @MTV

Jooble

Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Lucky
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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