Math Lessons and Movement / Science Games for Kids / Indoor Farming Trends

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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Math and Movement
Reinforcing Elementary Math Lessons With Movement – Combining simple exercises with math instruction can help ensure that elementary school students remember these lessons. @eliza_peterson @edutopia

Science Games
Five Fun Science Games for Kids – These are from Richard Byrne’s archives. @PeepChirpQuack @SmithsonianScie @pbsteachers @rmbyrne @WGBH_KIDS

Indoor Farming
The Trendy, Spendy Future of Tech-Enabled Indoor Farming – Apps and sensor-laden gadgets are helping farmers shift from the fields to indoor food-growing operations. But these innovations still don’t make it easy. @BooneAshworth @WIRED

Apple Also

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2022: New MacBooks, iOS 16, and More – The company’s annual developer conference kicked off today, with a keynote address stuffed with new product news. The next item features a link to the entire presentation. This is a summary. @BooneAshworth @WIRED



Introducing the new MacBook Air, 13‑inch MacBook Pro, iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, and watchOS 9. This is an introduction of what Apple is up to. There is a new M2 chip and an introduction of what is coming in operating system updates. @Apple

Talked At


Conference Learning Should Be Participatory. Learning should never be “a sit and get” experience – nothing that passive. @mssackstein

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Be Still


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Taimane Gardner, the Ukulele Virtuoso | Taimane Gardner | TEDxMaui – She mixes Bach’s Fugue in D minor with some flaminco stuff. This is VERY COOL. @taimanegardner @TEDxMaui


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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