Making Your Own Flashcards / How to Study for Tests / Self-Grading English Classes

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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Flash Cards
How to Make and Study Flashcards – The Best Study Hacks to Know – I have made flashcards recently to learn Italian for my travel there. I think that modern learning theory supports using them. @DaisyHartwell @CusWriting

How to Study
How to study for tests: The perfect 5-step study plan – How to study for tests is the second most searched term on my website. First place is how to take notes. @KatieHabits

How to Shift to Self-Grading in English Classes – By articulating clearer expectations about what’s being evaluated, teachers can help students become more fluent in improving and assessing their own work. @HoaPNguyen_ @edutopia


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Twitter Launches Public Test of ‘Circles’ for Private Chats via Tweet. After testing out a range of variations of the option over the past year, Twitter has today launched a public test of its new ‘Twitter Circle’ option, @adhutchinson @socialmedia2day


What does the James Webb Use to See the Universe? This is 14 minutes long and kind of neerdy, buy it will be interesting to astronomy buffs. There is also an ad early on that you can skip. @curiousdroid



Golden Age of Schooling? Some writers have claimed that the post-World War II decades of the 1950s through the early 1970s were a “golden age.” What do you think? @LarryCuban @CubanLarry

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Karla Starr@karlastarr

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine on iPhone (GarageBand) – Every GarageBand instrument & instrument setup used for #GunsNRoses #SweetChildOfMine can be found in this video.


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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