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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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Motivation
How to Motivate Students to Actually Do Homework and Reading – Much of our student’s educational experiences have taught them to search out the rewards for a transactional gauge of their actions in the form of points or grades. @bonni208 @EdSurge

Teach Reading
Discover This Proven Formula to Teach Your Child to Read and Spell. Heavy usage of ‘sight words’ in teaching is what is actually detrimental to a child’s reading ability. @Talentnook

Gadgets
The 19 Best Gadgets From CES 2022 You Can Buy Right Now – We’re talkin’ earbuds, smartwatches, projectors, and a snowbike. Here’s what you can add to your cart right now. @BStoly @WIRED

Backup Photos

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Best ways to save your phone’s photos before it’s too late – It’s best to back up your photos, so they’re safe and sound — no matter what happens to your device. The method is up to you. Just don’t wait till it’s too late. @kimkomando @FoxNews @nypost

Learning

Baking a Cake With Science – Baking a Cake With Science is a short video that explains to elementary school students how the ingredients in a cake batter work together to when baked in the oven to rise and become a spongey cake. @@SciShowKids @rmbyrne

Skills

Leadership/Parenting

What Does it Mean to Be ‘Educated’ in the 21st Century? It’s not necessary for a body of information to be memorized, but rather a skill-set mastered to make infinite learning possible. @mssackstein

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Problem Solving@WarrenWhitlock

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Free Weights vs Bodyweight Exercise – If you are trying to decide which kind of weights to do this might help. @Picture_Fit

Jooble

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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