Useless College Majors / Unintended EV Consequences / Carbon Footprint Driving vs. Flying?

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The 12 most useless college majors, according to career experts – Some of these majors, like English, will help you build important skills, but leveraging those skills is not a strait-forward process. I think psychology is a good minor. @rena_writes @BusinessInsider

Five unintended consequences of the EV revolution = It’s important to remember that internal combustion cars have plenty of flaws, too. EVs will eliminate many of them. But they’ll create some new challenges, which means we’ll also have to learn how to shift gears.@rebheilweil @voxdotcom

Carbon Footprint of Driving vs. Flying: What’s Best for the Earth? Challenge your students to answer this. It’s complex enough to be a good assignment or even a group effort. @terrapass


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Robot umps take a large step closer to MLB as Triple-A adopts them for 2023. The electronic strike zone will be used in all 30 Triple-A stadiums for the 2023 season, @brianwacker1 @nypost



NASA’s Webb telescope has discovered its first exoplanet. The planet, called LHS 475 b, is nearly the same size as Earth, having 99% of our planet’s diameter. @ayanaarchie @npr



New research review questions the evidence for special education inclusion. A recent international analysis of all the available research on special education inclusion found inconsistent results. Some children thrived, while others did very badly in regular classrooms. @jillbarshay @hechingerreport @MindShiftKQED


Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Education & Lifelong Learning Quotes: The Importance of Self Education – This batch of quotes contains some from the Nazis that show how education can be indoctrination. @SpreadGoodIdeas Beck

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

JEFF BECK LIVE Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers – As you may know, Jeff just passed at age 78. He has been a big deal in rock since the 196s. The above photo features Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones on the left next to Jeff and Rod Stewart on the right. Hit YouTube to listen to more of his work. @jeffbeckmusic


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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