Phone-Free Classrooms / Bach – GOAT? / Marques Brownlee Rates New Mac

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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The Case for Making Classrooms Phone-Free A teacher who once championed phones in the classroom changes his stance. @Mr_Rablin @EdSurge

Why Bach is the Greatest of all Time in under five minutes – Share with music teachers and students you know and if you have some Bach, dust it off. @BBC

Marques Brownlee Reviews The New M2 MacBook Air. Here’s why Brownlee thinks the new and highly anticipated M2 MacBook Air is “a good machine” despite some terribly minor setbacks. @MKBHD


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Instagram Adds New Option to Pin Posts on Your Profile. It’s been in testing for the last few months, and today, Instagram has officially launched its new option to pin posts on your profile, providing another option to control your IG profile display. @socialmedia2day @adhutchinson



One of Europe’s ‘largest ever’ predatory dinosaurs discovered in the U.K. The two-legged, crocodile-faced beast known as a spinosaurid lived 125 million years ago. @leila_sackur @unisouthampton


Swedish People Explain Why They Love Paying So Much Tax. I’m a Swedish American who has been there many times to visit my relatives. Sweden shows how big government can work if it’s not corrupt. Sweden is still capatalist not socialist. @maddysavage @benoitderrier @Arteinfo @DanJohnsonNews

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

The Goal@simonsinek @LyzaJo @DrDougGreen

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Sexy trash cans? This Swedish city is taking a risqué approach to garbage. By installing talking garbage cans that dish out racy audio messages after being fed trash, authorities are hoping for an increase in rubbish being deposited. @JHBantock @Henrikkp @Richard_Orange @CNNTravel @cnnsport


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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