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Ten Ways To Choose The Right Course Of Study – It’s not like you don’t have a choice but it is tricky to pick out the best from the available options you have. @flashlearners @_feedspot

How to Boost Creativity and Inspiration at Home Working from home can be a challenge for motivation, inspiration, or creativity in any form, but it can also be designed to help you. @PorchDotCom

Fixing Things
Twelve Picture Books About Fixing Things – These colorful and imaginative books will entertain as they teach early learners about the importance of repairing the things they treasure. @edutopia @KristinRydholm


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

The Power of Podcasts and a Love of Books – When a reader falls in love with a book, it is a deep connection that doesn’t fail. Even as we grow and our context changes, the book holds a place in our hearts that sometimes can’t be displaced. @mssackstein

Neutron Stars


The Secret Lives of Neutron Stars – Astrophysicists are using gravitational waves and light to trace the genealogies of dead stars and reveal the history of the universe. @sophurky @WIRED



Two Ways to Use Pictures in Formative Assessment – Students answer questions based on a diagram that they upload to @rmbyrne @goformative

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Culture This is true for superintendents and principals too. @Gapingvoid

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

More Than a Name on a Wall – The Petersens (LIVE) – This is a real tear-jerker. @thepetersens


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcasts

Kids Who Aren'T Assholes

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

Critical Issues in Democratic Schooling: Curriculum, Teaching, and Socio-Political Realities by Kenneth Teitelbaum

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 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

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

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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