Get Students Excited About Learning / Building Lasting Relationships / Student Loan Forgiveness Scams

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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How to Get Students Excited About Learning – This design challenge helps you use the material you already plan to teach and the tools you already have in your classroom. @ClassTechTips @DigitalPromise


How to build deep relationships with students – Creating lasting relationships with your students is all about building trust and getting to know them on a deeper level. @CurriculumAssoc @eschoolnews

Watch Out for Biden Student Loan Forgiveness Scams – Scammers have targeted student loan borrowers for years, but the recent forgiveness announcement from President Biden has opened the door for many new scams. @TheLoanSherpa


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

MP4 File Compressor Online – Reduce your video’s file size with minimal loss in quality. VEED’s MP4 video compressor is a free online tool that will make your MP4 files smaller. @veedstudio



If a giant space rock struck Earth, how would we rebuild our food supply? Philip Maughan explores the consequences for our diets. @BBC_Future


Animated Explanations – Share this with teachers and high school students in your district. At $39 this is a good deal. @rmbyrne

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Comedian He Huang’s ‘Australia’s Got Talent Audition Brought Down The Entire House Huang’s self-reflective set had the judges, hosts and audience members of “Australia’s Got Talent” in splits. @hehuangcomedy


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Ken's Book
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

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 – 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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