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How arts education builds better brains and better lives – From the book “Your Brain on Art” by Susan Magsamen and Ivy Ross. @susanmagsamen

Students Are Busy but Rarely Thinking, Researcher Argues. Do His Teaching Strategies Work Better? A math professor has spent 20 years experimenting with ways to improve student engagement, and now his teaching strategies are going viral. @jryoung @EdSurge

When parents only focus on college admissions, essential skills can slip through the cracks. The transition from high school to college has become a rite of passage laden with expectations – chief among them is the assumption that admission to a prestigious college is the golden ticket to future success. @NimahGobir @MindShiftKQED


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

‘Shame on you’: Sacha Baron Cohen accuses TikTok of ‘creating the biggest antisemitic movement since the Nazis.’ The social media site has been flooded by people praising late al-Qaeda mass murderer Osama bin Laden. @MelissaGKoenig @nypost


Watch first video ever of humpback whale giving birth: ‘It’s never been seen.’ National Geographic on Friday teased the jaw-dropping video, which will be released — from start to finish — as part of the network’s new series “Incredible Animal Journeys” airing Nov. 19. @NatGeo @NatGeoTV



What to do when driving skills decline – An action plan to help older drivers prevent dangerous driving and accidents. @HarvardHealth @HarvardVibe

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Hamster Wheel@Gapingvoid

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Haydn Trumpet Concerto (3rd Movement): Wynton Marsalis, trumpet – Wynton is the rare musician who and excel at classical music and jazz. @wyntonmarsalis @RichardThomasEE


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcasts

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini@RobertCialdini

Valedictorians at the Gate: Standing Out, Getting In, and Staying Sane While Applying to College by Becky Munsterer Sabky

Plays Well With Others: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Relationships Is (Mostly) Wrongby Eric Barker

How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes: Science-Based Strategies for Better Parenting from Tots to Teens by Melinda Wenner Moyer

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 

The Future of Smart: How Our Education System Needs to Change to Help All Young People Thrive by Ulcca Joshi Hansen

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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