Outdoor Science Lessons / A Citizen’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence / Summer Solstice Lesson

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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Outdoor Science
Outdoor Science Lessons Foster Environmental Stewardship. By creating opportunities for students to study outside, teachers can connect their classes to nature through hands-on lessons. @JimJspandikow @edutopia

AI Book
Book Review: A Citizen’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence – The book’s subject matter is highly relevant and it provokes many probing questions that deserve further consideration on the part of the reader and broader society. @JohnZerilli @JohnDanaher @jamesmaclaurin @ColinGavaghan @internetrights @menoorman

Short Lessons About the Longest Day of the Year – SciShow Kids offers a nice video that can help K-3 students understand why the length of daylight changes throughout the year. @SciShowKids @rmbyrne

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

20+ Hidden Features Your iPhone Had This Whole Time – I found several that I now use that I didn’t know about. @bright_side_me

Black Hole


How to take a picture of a black hole – This young female PhD student might be a good role model for other girls interested in science. @klbouman @TEDxBeaconSt

Personalized Path


Personalized High School Pathways – The Community Connections initiative starts with a career pathway course and encourages students to choose a career direction and request funding to take the first steps toward that career. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Kids quote@johnccarver

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

What is déjà vu? What is déjà vu? – Michael Molina – What causes the sensation of déjà vu? Dive into the theories and psychology that could explain why you’re having that feeling… again. @TED_ED @PMichaelMolina


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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