Growth Mindset Culture / Kids Bucket Lists / Pro Lighting Tips

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.

Mindset
Growth Mindset is More than a Colorful Bulletin Board. As any educator knows, growth mindset work does not happen in isolation or by just putting up a picture. @akrebecca @Getting_Smart

Bucket List
Bucket List Ideas for Rising High School Seniors and Their Families – Do your kids have a bucket list? @DebCollegeHelp @CollegeAveLoans @_feedspot

Lighting Tips
How to Light Your Photos and Videos Like a Pro – Nothing will improve your craft more than an understanding of lighting and the ability to control and create it artificially. @stinsoncarter @WIRED

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

BeTimeful Hides Social Media Distractions. BeTimeful is different in that instead of entirely blocking your access to social media sites, BeTimeful hides all distracting content like “related,” “recommended,” and “trending” content. @BeTimeFul_App @rmbyrne

Learning

Why Mount Everest Isn’t Really The Tallest Mountain On Earth – We’ve always been told Mount Everest is the tallest mountain on Earth, but the world is always changing. This is a good science lesson for middle school on up. @okaytobesmart @PBSDS

Grit

Leadership/Parenting

Teaching Grit Through Sportsmanship – Striking out happens. It stings, and it sucks, but it happens, and we have two choices when it does, either let it get us down and then quit or take what we learned from the strike out and try even harder the next time we get up to bat. @mssackstein

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Advice@TeachersJourney

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Webster Schroeder Percussion Ensemble with Julie Davila’s Stool Pigeon – Share with your band director and ask if they can let there kids do something like this. @SueBjarnar @MuscatoSTS

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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