Classroom Design Science / Create a Comedic Classroom / Chemical Reactions That Changed History

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The Science of Classroom Design – Here is a comprehensive, all-in, research-based look at the design of effective learning spaces. @YoukiTerada @smerrill777 @edutopia

Four ways to create a comedic classroom – Help students learn by applying improv comedy principles in your classroom. Nick Joe via @eschoolnews

Six Chemical Reactions That Changed History – This is a great chemistry lesson. You can also set up subtitles in just about any language and slow down the pace. This makes it also great for language learning. @okaytobesmart @DrJoeHanson @PBSDS


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

YouTube Adds New Safeguards and Alerts for Young Users. YouTube’s rolling out some new updates to protect younger users from overexposure to potentially harmful content, while it’s also expanding on its prompts to youngsters to take a break from the app. @socialmedia2day @adhutchinson



The Ultra-Efficient Farm of the Future Is in the Sky. Take a tour of a rooftop laboratory where scientists show how growing crops under solar panels can produce both food and clean energy. @mrMattSimon @WIRED



Three Language Shifts That Promote Self-Belief for Students – When students feel like they’re struggling to solve a math problem or draft an essay, we educators know that can actually be a good thing. @PegGrafwallner @teacher2teacher

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Moneytalks – Steve’n’Seagulls (LIVE) – This is a funny way to perform in a limo. It’s also a nice AC/DC cover by a string band. @SeagullsBand


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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