Middle School Matters
MSM-194 Para What
Feb 18, 2012
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Jokes You Can Use: Customer: This food isn’t fit for a pig. Waiter: I’m sorry. I’ll bring you some that is. PARAPROSDOKIANS: (Winston Churchill loved them.) Here is the definition: "Figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; frequently used in a humorous situation." "Where there's a will, I want to be in it," is a type of Paraprosdokian. - A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station. - Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says, 'In case of emergency, notify:' I put 'DOCTOR.' - You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice. On Our Mind: “The ‘Good’ Kids Are Compliant, The ‘Bad’ Kids Are Defiant, And Nobody Is Engaged” (Daniel Pink via http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/superintendent/bookclub.aspx ) Eileen Award: Anabelle Maillard Morgan Jamie Cruikshank Congrats to Todd Williamson on his new position as Head Techie in his school district! Advisory: Touching “Arigato” (Thank You) Video From Japan (via Larry Ferlazzo) http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2012/02/12/touching-arigato-thank-you-video-from-japan/ YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SS-sWdAQsYg MistakeVille Try the Job Interviews gone wrong. http://www.mistakeville.com/ Middle School Science Minute by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com) Transforming Field Trips This middle school science minute is about transforming field trips. In the January, 2012 issue of Science Scope (NSTA publication) Rebecca Morris wrote an article entitled, "Transforming a Field Trip Into an Expedition: Supporting Active Research and Science Content Through a Museum Visit.” Rebecca shares the methods that she used with her 6th grade students. She developed the museum field trip into a short-term, active research project assignment. From the Twitterverse: Don’t forget to join #midleved chat on Twitter at 8:00 pm EST! News: Common Core Standards and Impact on Achievement http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Files/rc/reports/2012/0216_brown_education_loveless/0216_brown_education_loveless.pdf The Opportunity Cost in Education What does “paperwork” cost to a school district? http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2012/02/count-opportunity-cost-of-teacher-tasks.html Resources: Quadratic Equations - The Main Ideas Mission US Mission US is a multimedia project that immerses players in U.S. history content through free interactive games. Other missions are planned for release in 2013 and 2014. Join the conversation and get updates about Mission US on Facebook and Twitter. For more information, visit the Help page. To share your feedback, email us via the contact form on this site. Thanks for playing! http://www.mission-us.org/ Web Spotlight: Microsoft Partners in Learning Apply today US Forum https://www.facebook.com/partnersinlearning?sk=app_368381589844161 Strategies: What’s Your Story Content: Your video must address one of these topics: Take action against bullying Keep a good rep online Be cell smart Eligibility: All residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) and the US, 13 years of age and older. http://whatsyourstory.trendmicro.com/internet-safety/Home.do National Archives Digital Experience Create Posters, Videos and/or Pathways revolving around the material in the National Archives. Easy to use. http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2012/02/create-videos-and-posters-on-us.html http://www.digitalvaults.org/#/create/ Events & Happenings:
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