Helping Young Writers / Top 2022 Ed-Tech Products / A Someday Maybe Later List

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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Helping Young Writers
Helping Young Writers Improve With a Unit on Word Choice – A series of lessons focused on word choice can help high-achieving elementary school writers learn to revise their work. @edutopia

Winners of the 2022 Top Ed-Tech Products of the Year – These companies will demo their winning products at FETC, Jan. 26-28 in Orlando. @DA_magazine

Someday Later
Feeling Overwhelmed? Start a Someday-Maybe-Later List. Replace that endless to-do list with a system that helps you prioritize your goals and dreams. @StacySKim @WIRED

Save Battery Life

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Here’s a genius trick to boost your iPhone battery life. A TikTok tech guru has shared a simple trick that could boost your iPhone’s performance. @ambre_skye on TikTok @TheSun @nypost


Here’s The Biggest Problem With Electric Car Batteries. The mining of battery-grade lithium carbonate is going to be a problem when electric car sales ramp up significantly. @wendoverpro



The Risk in Things that We Don’t Do – Sometime not doing something is more risky than doing it. There are also some good quotes here. You may have to reload the page to see them. @gcouros

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Business is Change@Gapingvoid

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Watch This Extremely Patient Craftsman Build A Miniature Man Cave Into The Side Of A Mountain. Here’s a mesmerizing video of a man building an earth hut, grass roof, and fireplace out of clay, It starts with a summary that takes less than a minute if you don’t want to watch all twenty minutes. Cyprien Outdoor Adventures @MarnixRijpma @suwayrah_


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Limitless Mind

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

Grasp: The Science of Transforming How We Learn by Sanjay Sarma with Luke Yoquinto

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)

Upstream: How to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath

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