Individualized Learning Can Be Done / Does Money Buy Happiness? / Beethoven = GOAT?

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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Indy Learning
Personalized Learning—It Can Be Done – During the pandemic after students returned to school, I observed a move toward personalized learning in the elementary school in the district where I independently observe. @DrDougGreen @markbarnes19

It turns out money may buy some happiness. It’s clear that at some point each dollar buys a little bit less happiness. @ForecasterEnten

Why Beethoven is the Greatest of all Time In Under Five minutess Yesterday I posted a similar video about Mozart and the day prior I did the one on Bach. Share with music teachers and students you know. Now it’s time for you and each student/child to choose your favorite. @BBC


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Satellites and AI Can Help Solve Big Problems—If Given the Chance. Traditional hurdles stand in the way of ambitious plans to use imagery to help feed people, reduce poverty, and protect the planet. @kharijohnson @WIRED



What the World’s Largest Organism Reveals About Fires and Forests – In Oregon, the tree-killing Humongous Fungus never would have gotten so large without the accidental help of modern fire suppression tactics. @atlasobscura @ClimateDesk @WIRED



Why we must measure literacy at an early age – Literacy allows people to access information, increase their productivity, and achieve their full potential. @hpatrinos @worldbank

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

SM Learning@AshleyPTaplin @teacher2teacher

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Why you shouldn’t worry about pooping once a day | Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter – This is an excellent shot (4:11) lesson on digestion for middle school on up. @DrJenGunter @TED_Talks


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

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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