Strength-Based IEPs / Forgiving Others / The Best of CES 2022

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Strenght-Based IEPs
The Many Benefits of Strengths-Based IEPs – Individualized education programs that focus on learner competencies enhance student growth and increase parental involvement. @loftin_dr @edutopia

Move On
This week Chuck Poole’s Monday Minute is all about forgiving others. This challenge is one that goes deep and is designed to serve as a starting point toward moving forward. Since circumstances are different for each one of us, this process may take a lot longer for some of us than for others and that is ok. (Doug: You forgive others for your own well-being more than theirs.) @cpoole27

CES 2022
The Best of CES 2022 – These are the products, prototypes, and ideas that did the best job of signaling the future at this year’s consumer tech showcase. @wired

Weather App

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

iPhone weather app has a hidden function that you might be missing out on. If you scroll done and click on the map there is a stack on the left that can give you precipitation radar. @carsenholaday @theSUNus


Why Do 50% Of All Humans Live Inside Of This Small Circle? See if your kids can figure out where this circle is located. @RealLifeLore22 @HelloFresh


The Science of Winter Olympics Sports – If you want to inject some Olympic excitement in to your science class these resources will help. @rmbyrne @SciShow @NSF @NBCNews

Inspirational/Funny Tweets




Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Is honey better than sugar? A dietitian shares why she loves its health benefits—and her favorite ways to use it. It’s still mostly sugar, but it does contain some nutrients. @laurenarmstrong.rdn on Instagram @CNBCMakeIt


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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