Fab Fridays 60: Diagnosing a Broken System

Video Games, Screen Time, and Thinking Hacks

Hey Everyone!

Happy Friday and greetings from Miami.

This week I’m borrowing from James Clear’s 3-2-1 newsletter format: Below are 3 recommended reads, 2 tweet threads, and 1 video.


3 Fab Reads: Video Games + Screen Time

  1. Is Tech Ruining Kids? How to Safely Manage Screen Time: A great article to help kids learn how to manage screen time by Nir Eyal, author of Indistractable and Hooked.

  2. Kids’ Video Game Obsession Isn’t Really About Video Games. It’s About Unmet Psychological Needs: Another great article by Nir Eyal to help parents understand why kids play video games, when to worry, and when to relax.

  3. Kids and Video Games: Here’s an article I wrote on how to maximize the positive impacts of playing games and minimize the potential downsides.


2 Tweet Threads: Thinking Hacks

  1. Elastic thinking, why it matters, and how to help kids get better at it.

  2. Edward De Bono’s Thinking Hats Method: How to help kids develop a big tool box of mental skills. (from book: Teach Your Child How To Think)


    1 Video: Diagnosing a Broken Education System

    How can we prepare students for the complexity and chaos that comes with life?

    Former teachers Josh Dahn, Chris Sutherland, Aaron Sitze, and myself discuss elements of our fractured education system and how schools can better serve students and accelerate problem solving skills.

Thanks for watching and sharing!

Until next week,

Ana Lorena Fabrega