Mnemonic Learning Techniques / Prisoners per Capita by Country / Shipwreck on Mars

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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A Guide to Mnemonic Learning Techniques and its Awareness in Psychology Students – Mnemonics are powerful learning tools to inculcate the art of empirical learning. @saikiranchandha @typesetIO @AceThatTest

This Eye-Popping 3D Visualization Of The World’s Prison Population Makes A Good Argument For Prison Reform. With 629 prisoners per 100,000 the US is way beyond the second place country. @MetaBallStudios

NASA Ingenuity Helicopter Captures Spacecraft Wreckage on Mars. Ingenuity has logged over 49 minutes of flight time and traveled a total distance of 3.9 miles, which is beyond expectations. @jaronschneider @PetaPixel

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

This Apple Engineer Admits It’s All His Ducking Fault For This Frustrating iPhone Autocorrect Quirk. WSJ’s Joanna Stern called the inventor of the iPhone autocorrect feature, Ken Kocienda, out on the ducking issue on everyone’s minds. This is a good explanation of how autocorrect works by the guy who invented it. @JoannaStern @kgw @kocienda @n1kkiwalke @WSJ



The Life of an EV Battery From Cradle to Grave — and Why Recycling Is Still so Hard – Big batteries are fast becoming the norm for electric cars. But the lifecycle of one is still a convoluted, opaque process. THe three embedded videos are also worth a look. @RobDrivesCars @TheDrive @PopSci


Someone Went Behind The Scenes To See How Japanese School Lunches Are Made, And You Might Be Amazed At The Extraordinary Quality. Paolo fromTOKYO examines the over-the-top quality control that goes into how Japanese school food lunches are made. @PaolofromTOKYO @PaoloFrTokyoPR @squarespace

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

33 Kitchen Hacks That Are Borderline Genius – I live alone and do all of my own cooking so I enjoyed this.


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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