Teacher Self-Care / Latest PinkCast / Tetris Tames Anxiety

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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Teacher Self-Care
A New Mindset for Teachers: Self-Care Is Not Selfish. Teachers need to recognize when they are reaching the point of diminishing returns and take some time for themselves. @EdSUrge

Pink Cast
Pinkcast 4.18. This is how to become a little bit better every single day. This only takes 1:59 and is worth at least all of it. @DanielPink

Playing Tetris can level up your mental health. Tetris is a great stress-reliever for our current era of anxiety. if you want to play here is the site. @DrDanaDorfman @nypots @alexmitchelleg

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

How to Create and Publish Your First Podcast – This is something that students and teacher should consider. The process of doing a podcast is a good learning experience. @rmbyrne

Car Stuff


The Safety Tools You Really Should Keep in Your Car, But Probably Don’t Driving is dangerous, but a few tools can help it be safer. After the recent mess in Virginia, you should also travel with lots of gas in the tank along with food, water, and blankets. @lifehacker –

Older Readers


How Schools Can Support Older Students Who Lag in Reading – Thanks to the pandemic your school may have older older readers who need lessons typically taught in earlier grades. @s_e_schwartz @educationweek

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Watching A Time Lapse Of This Pumpkin Grow From Seed To A 1,321 Behemoth Is Mesmerizing. This only takes a minute and a half. Students of all ages will enjoy this. @skaueller @heatonmoorpark


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

Suite Talk
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

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

Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher’s Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto

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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