Playwriting in Middle School / SOS for Lost Hikers / Telling Stories with Pictures

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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Playwriting
Five Steps to Using Playwriting in Middle School – Having students collaborate on writing a play is a hands-on way to unlock creativity while reinforcing concepts and skills in language arts and other classes. @CVanDerWende @Edutopia

SOS
How Lost Hikers Can Send an SOS to Space – The Sarsat satellite system is a kind of celestial lifeguard for explorers, boaters, and aviators who might be in need of search and rescue. @ScolesSarah @WIRED


Three Ideas for Telling Stories With Pictures – WriteReader is a good tool for elementary school students to use to create image-based stories. @rmbyrne

Watches

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

The Best Smartwatches – I’ve used mine to pay for trains in England and the New Youk City subway. @JulianChokkattu @WIRED

Mentoring

Learning

My experience with being a mentor – Take a minute to think about the best mentor you’ve ever had. It could have been a colleague, a parent, your friend, a coach, or your high school teacher. @nidhi_sharma @dundeeuni

Talkto Teens

Leadership/Parenting

How to Communicate With Teenagers (11 Actionable Tips for Parents) – Communication can be complex, but the good news is that parenting teens is a skill that you can get better at. This can help. @Shareaholic

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Empathy@Gapingvoid

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Comedian Recreates What Happens When You Search Google In 2022. Ryan George hilariously demonstrates the frustration you get from doing a Google search these days. @theryangeorge @rayconglobal

Jooble

Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Lucky
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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