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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

The Twitter names next to each link belong to the authors, publications, and the people who bring them to my attention.

Creating Video Guides to Prepare Students for Science Labs – Teachers can share detailed instructions ahead of time so students arrive at the lab-ready to maximize their experiential learning. @alisonstoneCBSD @edutopia

How to Start (and Keep) a Healthy Habit – Whether you want to run a marathon or learn to play the guitar, here’s how to set yourself up for success. @luxagraf @WIRED

Here’s How Far You Could Throw A Ball On Another Planet, Visualized. Anyone teaching or learning about gravity should watch this. @physicsJ

Drop Ship

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Ten Actionable Social Media Strategies for Dropshippers – Did you know that about 90 percent of dropshipping businesses fail within the first month due to the owners’ frustration that they are not making enough money? This doesn’t have to be the case for you. With the right social media strategy, you could be part of the 10% that keeps smiling all the way to the bank. This could apply to student entrepreneurs. @Sourcingbro


Here’s An Eye-Popping Visualization Of How COVID-19 Enters A Human Cell. This detailed animation demonstrates how the virus infects human cells by binding itself to our receptors. Then, the spike protein transforms itself, letting the virus infiltrate our cells. This should work for middle school on up. @janetiwasa @NSF

4 Principals


Investing in technologies for student learning: Four principles school boards and parents should consider. Technology, in its many forms, has been present in the classroom since the introduction of the blackboard, followed decades later by the overhead projector. @ConversationCA

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Laser Guide

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

We Doubt This GPS Guided Laser Navigational Display On A Bike Is Street Legal But It Looks Hella Cool. The LaserCube purports to provide a laser-based navigation system. It looks awesome but there’s no way it’s street legal, right? @wickedlasers


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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