Virtual Summer Field Trips / Next Generation Sails / The Power of Compliments

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Field Trip
Virtual Field Trip This Summer – Here is a curated list of websites for virtual field trips for summer that will transport students to various locations around the world. @ClassTechTips

Massive Sails Power Ships Like Never Before. Global trade relies on ships powered by dirty fuel. To meet climate deadlines, some are proposing a return to wind power. @jacoprisco @WIRED

The Hidden Power of Compliments (38 seconds) – This is good advice and you must have time to fit it in. @DanielPink


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

If you feel comfortable with someone else looking through your search history, raise your hand. @kimkomando @nypost


Podcast: Marvelous Health Effects of Ginger – This looks like an inexpensive way to improve some health factors. @nutrition_facts

Magic Bullet


The Everlasting Search for “Magic Bullets” in School Reform – Most often the words disparagingly describe reforms that once pumped up hopes for solving serious school problems and then missed the target or created much collateral damage. @LarryCuban @tomfishburne

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

The World Jigsaw Puzzle Championships Are STRESSFUL! – Guinness World Records – This can be good therapy at home, but stressful in competition. @GWR


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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