SEL in Physical Education / Don’t Make Reading a Chore / Tackle IT Shortages

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.

SEL Possibilities in Physical Education – Physical education teaches relationship-building and self-management skills, making it a natural for social and emotional learning. @PLT4M @edutopia

Reading Logs Are Used to Hold Kids Accountable, But They Can Make Reading Feel Like a Chore. Every book has its reader. Let your kids find their own. @KimRues @EdSurge


Four ways to tackle IT workforce shortages – IT teams have now been elevated to a strategic role, charged with driving multiple digital transformation initiatives across their districts. @eschoolnews


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

How to Use the Emergency SOS Feature on Your Smartphone – Let’s hope you never need it—but it’s important to know how it works. @davidnield @WEIRD



How to write a scholarship application – This is great advice for any high school student. @IefaOrg



Students desperately need to see relevance in their learning. Students cite the primary driver for their struggles in education as the perceived lack of relevance between life and their studies. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

AC/DC – Thunderstruck Guzheng Cover|Moyun – This is done on an Asian zither of some sort. She plays both guitar parts, some of the bass part and some of the percussion. It is AMAZING. @AndyVermaut


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Ken's Book
Critical Issues in Democratic Schooling: Curriculum, Teaching, and Socio-Political Realities by Kenneth Teitelbaum

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 Times 10 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

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 – by Dr Doug Green @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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