How to Buy a TV / Stone Skipping Science / Raven Solves 7-Step Puzzle

Free Resources for Busy Parents and Educators Who Don’t Have as Much Time to Read and Surf as I Do with Fresh Content Every Weekday and post around 8:00 am Eastern US time.

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How to Choose the Right TV – How many ports do you need? What does 4K UHD even mean? Here’s everything you need to know. If you are in the market, check this out. @pwhall @WIRED

Why Humans Should Be Able To Skip Rocks Way Better Than We Can – Scientists trying to understand why we suck at skipping rocks ended up finding out some cool stuff about space travel. @brilliantorg @SciShow

Ravens Are So Much Smarter Than You’d Expect. Watch as this bird absolutely tears through this puzzle to find a delicious treat. We won’t be betting against any corvids. @BBCEarth @BsaGrant


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

AI tool gives doctors personalized Alzheimer’s treatment plans for dementia patients. More than six million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease — and one in three seniors dies with the disease. @MelissaRudy @FoxNews @nypost


How Sound Is Created Through Brass Instruments – This is a great science and music lesson for upper elementary on up. @TED_ED @rmbyrne

Backward Planning


Four Ways to Teach Students Backward Planning – Students can learn to use their time wisely and strengthen their executive functioning skills by starting with the end in mind. @SarahKesty @edutopia

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Guy Turns The Police’s ‘Every Breath You Take’ Into A Grimey Rammstein Reimagination – One-man-band Moonic Productions turns the gears on the popular rock song and gives it an industrial twist. via Moonic Productions @ad_waitt


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcasts

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

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

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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