School Start Time Debate / Teaching Monologues / Solving the Concrete Problem

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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Teen Sleep, Brain Science and the Debate Over School Start Times – Plenty of schools make it hard for teens to get the amount of sleep that doctors recommend. What is your school doing? @jryoung @EdSurge

A 10-Step Process for Teaching Monologues – A solo performance presents a unique opportunity for middle school students to express their individual creativity and point of view.. @thefridaystory @edutopia

Concrete Is Awful for the Planet. Clever Chemistry Can Help. Without it, our civilization would be nowhere. With it, the Earth is suffering. But what if concrete could be used to store climate-warming carbon? @VinceBeiser @WIRED


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

This clever iPhone screenshot trick will save you a ton of time. You can screenshot an entire page on a website and save it as a pdf. @shirleyfied @JonaJaupi @TheSun @nypost


What is Lightning? – Another Question from My Daughter – The first place to turn to for elementary school level explanations to questions related to earth science is SciShow Kids. @SciShowKids @rmbyrne



Why motivation is not the only ingredient to success – So if you are sitting down to study your least favorite subject, motivation will be a scarce resource. That doesn’t mean you give up on the subject altogether. @ReachIvy

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Hard Work



Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Larry Cuban’s Cartoons on Aging – Getting really old has been on his mind so he began exploring its humorous side. @LarryCuban @CubanLarry


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

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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