Keys to Successful Professional Learning / Arts as a Foundation / Mozart = 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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PRO LErning
Keys to Successful Professional Learning – For professional learning to work, it must be relevant, timely, personalized, flexible, multimodal, and socially connected. @brholland @tamara_tate

The Arts
How arts practices can be the foundation of teaching and learning – Arts education is often an afterthought in schools, but Erica Rosenfeld Halverson, Professor and Chair of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, thinks we’ve got it all wrong. @HKorbey @littlestjew @MindShiftKQED

Why Mozart is the Greatest of all Time In Under Five Minutes – Yesterday I posted a similar video about Bach. Share with music teachers and students you know. Bach was amazing, but Mozart also wrote 12 operas including some of the best. @BBC

iPhone Hack

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Creepy iPhone hack exposes your secret texts to everyone. One Tiktok user warns against using the iPhone markup tools to hide messages. @JamieHarrisTech @TheSun @nypost

Plastic Bugs


Scientists Discover ‘Superworms’ Eat Plastic, Can Help Tackle Pollution Crisis. Beetle larvae survived on a polystyrene-only diet due to the enzymes in their guts, which may eventually be harnessed in plastic-upcycling bioreactors. @beckyferreira @VICE @motherboard @NYTScience



How to Use Tech to Perform Acts of Kindness – Tech can get us down—but it can also empower us to help others. Here’s how to volunteer virtually, share your skills, or simply brighten someone’s day. @lisakanarek @WIRED

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Top 20 Singer-Songwriter Songs of All Time – I liked all of these songs and I bet you will too. @rickbeato


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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