Lowering Student Stress / Which 1st? Happiness or Success / We Are Not Doomed?

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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Student Stress
Three Ways to Boost Student Well-Being and Lower Stress – How a sixth-grade teacher promotes student wellness by emphasizing self-reflection, kindness, and safe space. @edutopia

Which comes first: happiness or success? High negative feelings interfere with good performance, and high optimism predicts a greater odds of superior work performance. @StephanieVozza @FastCompany

This Surprisingly Compelling Argument About Why Our Planet Is Not Doomed By Climate Change Will Give You Hope For A Better Tomorrow. This is good for upper elementary on up. @Kurz_Gesagt

AI RUssia

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

As Russia Plots Its Next Move, an AI Listens to the Chatter. With vast amounts of data becoming available to intelligence analysts, new tools will help them sift and interpret it all—but they will introduce new risks, too. @willknight @WIERD

Food Hack


This Simple Tip Will Help Reduce The Rot In Your Fridge. This looks like really good idea that is easy to implement. @nutrition



Thinking about composting? This is your ultimate guide. 83% of you who don’t compost would like to start. Be sure to involve your kids. @CamrynWrites @Salon

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Wise man@tim_fargo

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Jørgen Dahl Moe | Dancing In the Dark (Bruce Springsteen) | Blind auditions | The Voice Norway – This song is full of cliches, but it’s still a very good song. This guy has a great voice. @TheVoice_NO


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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