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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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Five Ways to Get to Know Students – There are so many different options for student surveys. @spencerideas

Why talking to strangers is good for you, them, and all of us. In childhood, we’re told: “Don’t talk to strangers.” But this is short-sighted advice. @jlythcotthaims @TEDTalks


Five ways to make your IT department more efficient – A few tips can help IT departments better handle future challenges while generally improving operations for the long term. @eschoolnews

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

YouTube Says That an Increasing Number of Viewers are Watching Videos at Faster Playback Speeds. I also like to watch foreign language videos at a slower (0.5) speed with subtitles turned on. @socialmedia2day @adhutchinson


13 Health Benefits of Running Everyday – I run almost every day and feel that I enjoy all of these benefits. Search YouTUbe for the Health and Nutrition channel. @i_am__healthy



The most powerful yet overlooked resource in schools – “When teachers and families work together, everyone wins,” says education technology entrepreneur and TED Fellow Heejae Lim. @heejpeej @TEDTalks

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

10 THINGS I wish I knew as a beginner guitarist – This video by Paul Davids is something that beginners and experienced guitarists should watch. @Paulmdavids


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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