Inclusive Playgrounds / Play Theory / Levels of Listening

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What Do Truly Accessible and Inclusive Playgrounds Look Like? Playgrounds are a child’s first outdoor classroom, and where they learn they belong to the community. Marlena Jackson-Retondo via @KQEDnews

It’s OK to play: How ‘play theory’ can revitalize U.S. education – City planners are recognizing that play and learning are intertwined and turning public spaces into opportunities for active learning. @RemakeLearning @TylerSamstag @AlleghenyIU3 @hechingerreport



Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

Eight Tips To Boost Your Facebook Page Engagement – Are you looking for ways to generate more engagement on your Facebook Page? Want to encourage more likes, shares and comments on your Facebook posts? @socialmedia2day @MarkWalkerFord



Scientists Are Unlocking the Secrets of Your ‘Little Brain.’ The cerebellum is responsible for far more than coordinating movement. New techniques reveal that it is, in fact, a hub of sensory and emotional processing in the brain. @rdouglasfields1 @WIRED



Understanding learning styles via Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences – The challenge for educators lies in recognizing and accommodating diverse learning styles within a single classroom setting. Dr. Yuvraj Verma via @eschoolnews

Inspirational/Funny Tweets


Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

Avantgardey Full Performance | America’s Got Talent 2023 – This group of Japanese girls are an amazing dance company. @TALENTKINGHD


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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