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Nature Journaling
Why Kids Should Nature Journal at All Grade Levels – A 2023 review makes a strong case that hands-on observation of natural phenomena has both academic and psychological benefits. @YoukiTerada @edutopia

Seven principles of outdoor learning for early childhood – Taking learning outside provides unique and engaging learning opportunities that boost students’ social and emotional, physical, and cognitive development. Jennifer Fernández via @eschoolnews

Advice for Teachers, Policymakers, and Donors – Larry Ferlazzo offers three ideas that all veteran teachers should consider. @Larryferlazzo @LarryCuban


Social Media/Artificial Intelligence

TikTok Launches Legal Challenge Against US Sell-Off Bill. TikTok says that the bill is based on speculative concerns and nothing more. @adhutchinson



Get Ready for Monster Hurricanes This Summer. Scientists are forecasting 11 North Atlantic hurricanes this year, five of them being major. Here’s what’s turning the storms into increasingly dangerous behemoths. @mrMattSimon @WIRED



High Stakes for High Schoolers: Wanna bet teens need gambling education? Every teen sports gambler has dreams of hitting it big one day on a parlay with more legs than a millipede, but they don’t take a step back to examine the numerous risks. What is your kid dong? Colby Cotrone via @nypost

Inspirational/Funny Tweets

@Gapingvoid@Gapingvoid – How is your character?

Humor, Music, Cool Stuff

15-Year-Old Karolina Protsenko plays “Love Theme” by Ennio Morricone – All 14-year-olds in your school play this well? @KarolinaProts18 @MEnnioMorricone


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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