Think Yourself Young / A Car That Changes Its Color / Wile E. Coyote’s Physics

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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Think Young
Can you think yourself young? Research shows that a positive attitude to ageing can lead to a longer, healthier life, while negative beliefs can have hugely detrimental effects. @d_a_robson @guardian

Have Your Mind Blown By BMW’s Color Changing Car At CES. This is a technology that changes the exterior color of a vehicle with the touch of a button. This video explains how it works. @autogefuehl @BMW #ces2022

Wile E. Coyote
The Physics of Wile E. Coyote’s 10 Billion-Volt Electromagnet – The famous cartoon schemer has an ingenious plan to lure Bugs Bunny out of his hole—and it involves a giant magnet and an iron carrot. This is great reading for high school and college physics students. @rjallain @WIRED


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Instagram Launches Initial Test of Algorithm-Free, Reverse Chronological Feed Options In-Stream. Instagram chief Adam Mosseri has shared a preview of how its new options on this front will work. @mosseri @socialmedia2day @adhutchinson


James Webb Just Completed the Most Difficult Task of its Mission. So far, so good now that the best shield is deployed. @sotufilm

No Perfection


Even English Teachers Make Grammar Mistakes. Making mistakes publicly is hard and sometimes it even paralyzes some into not trying at all. I’d rather try and fail with the opportunity to try again than not give it a whirl because of fear. @mssackstein

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

100% Ready@SteveGutzler

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Debut Music Video Single by Singer Guitarist PettyRock Vimolwan Saisathit- Thailand Open the Sky – SHe is 12-years-old. The song starts at 1:30 and the guitar solo that Eddie VanHalen would be proud of starts at 3:30. Here is a longer video that includes here doing “The Ace of Spades” on the street and Pachabel’s Cannon in D at the age of eight. @CRAVE_Guitars


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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