Using Metacognitive Talk / Best Video Games of the Year / Satellites See Through Clouds

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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Metacognitive Talk Guides Students to Discuss Their Thought Processes. Students don’t always speak up in class unless they know the right answer. This strategy encourages them to talk as a way to create knowledge. @parrishlearning @edutopia

Best Video Games of the Year: 2021 – With the recent release of the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch OLED, this year gave us plenty of new ways to make memories as a family. @CommonSense @NYSCATE

These Satellites See Through the Clouds to Track Flooding. Remote sensing systems can struggle to spot high waters, especially in stormy weather or at night. Synthetic aperture radar offers a shot in the dark. @ScolesSarah @WIRED

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Nine iPhone Settings You Need To Turn Off Now [2022] – Apple experts David and David tell you about the nine #iPhone #settings you should turn off immediately to save battery life and data. @UpPhone_ @Payette_Forward


Two Ways to Make Your Own Wordle-style Games – Strive Math’s new Custom Wordle game creator is a little tool that can be used to create Wordle-style games based on words of any length. @strivemath @rmbyrne

Common Assessments


The Ultimate Guide to Common Assessments – Common assessments are tests that at least two teachers give to their students in their respective classrooms. @OtusK12 @_feedspot

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

This Giant Sinkhole Swallowed A Car And Its Passengers In China. A car and the two people sitting inside it fell into a huge sinkhole that opened up on a street in Luoyang, China. @nowthisnews


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcast

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 – X!) 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

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

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)

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