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Dan HEath
What It’s Like To Be… This is Dan Heath’s podcast. I have summarized several of his fine books here.

How the water you flush becomes the water you drink -Explore the science of wastewater treatment, and find out why water reuse has become increasingly common worldwide. @francisdrewdlr @TED_ED

Why your phone battery gets worse over time – This is a great science lesson for upper elementary on up. George Zaidan via @TED_ED

Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

What happens if you don’t put your phone in airplane mode? There is a really good reason to use Airplane mode. Do you know what it is? Lindsay DeMarchi & Sofia Pashaeivia @TED_ED

Chinese Cars


The White House Warns Cars Made in China Could Unleash Chaos on US Highways. Imagine if there were thousands or hundreds of thousands of Chinese connected vehicles on American roads that could be immediately and simultaneously disabled by somebody in Beijing. @AarianMarshall @willknight @WIRED



Ten Hacks to Boost Teens’ Executive Function Skills and Manage Screen Time – When you toggle between two things, you lose cognitive energy and it takes a lot longer to get into deep focus. Marlena Jackson-Retondo via @MindShiftKQED

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

Malcolm X@Principal_H

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

These Talented Kids Covered Ozzy Osborne’s ‘Crazy Train’ On Their Xylophones, And It Rocks. I bet some kids at your school can do this too. Challenge them to try. @joellealedu


Recent Book Summaries & My Podcasts

Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away by Annie Duke
Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics Grades K-12: 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning by Peter Liljedahl
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
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

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