More Flexible Teaching / A Bathroom Scale in an Elevator / Earth From Space Phots Analyzed

Free Resources for Busy Parents and Educators Who Don’t Have as Much Time to Read and Surf as I Do

The Twitter names next to each link belong to the authors, publications, and the people who bring them to my attention.

Teaching Must Get More Flexible Before It Falls Apart. Teachers need to deal with the mismatch between changing expectations of workers, and what it’s like to work at a school. @simonrodberg@EdSurge

Scales do NOT measure Weight. This is a good science lesson for middle school on up. @NickLucid

Here’s How This One Photo From Space Reveals A Lot About Earth Social studies teachers from middle school on up should show this. @NASA


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Expert Perspectives: How Virtual Reality Can Aid in Career Technical Education – A Q&A with Bharani Rajakumar, CEO of TRANSFR, illustrates how virtual reality can bring careers to life by putting learning directly in students’ hands. @TransfrVR @Getting_Smart


Seven Tech-Adjacent Side Hustles for Software Engineers – There are a few lucrative side hustles that can utilize your existing engineering skillset or soft skills to help you get started quickly. @studentloantrav



Why Great Leaders Take Humor Seriously – It seems that humor is a teachable sckill. @aaker @nbagdonas

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Here’s What 260 MPH On The Autobahn In A Bugatti Chiron Looks Like In Real Time. Note that the speed gauge is in kilometer per hour. The top speed of 418/kph is equal to 260 mph. @Bugatti @DopeCars_NFT


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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