How to Sketchnote (Updated) / Dangerous Text Warning Signs / Tim Cook’s Typical Day

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 Sketchnote: a Step-By-Step Manual for Teachers and Students – Updated – Art teachers and classroom teachers where students take notes should check this out. Email the author at @sylviaduckworth

Three dangerous warning signs you should delete a WhatsApp text (or any text) immediately – WhatsApp is a prime target for crooks – so spotting the warnings signs of a dangerous text can help you stay safe. Even messages that seem to come from friends or family can be a sinister trap. @SeanKeach @TheSun @nypost

A Day In The Life Of Tim Cook (Apple’s CEO) – This is a good video for leaders to watch. @tim_cook @Apple

Travel Tips

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Traveling soon? 5 smart tech steps to take before you hit the road – Travel now means your tickets, maps, hotel, rental car, and more are all stored on your phone. But what happens if that goes missing? Here’s how to find your phone when it’s lost — even if the battery is dead along with more great advice. @kimkomando @FoxNews @nypost


The Countries In The World Where Home Prices Have Grown The Most From 1982 To 2022, Visualized – This is fun to watch. Many Western European countries are featured here. @JamesEagle17



Put Humor to Work. You can Start with the book, but there are more resources these people have that most organizations can use. @HumorSeriously @aaker @NBagdonas @StanfordGSB

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Twain Fooing People@NationalRSOL

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

The interesting engineering behind the SHAPE of Train wheels! – Have you ever wondered why the train wheel shape is conical, not straight. Let’s explore this simple, but genius invention in detail. @BrainMwirigi4 @prakash_bohara1


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast


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

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)

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