Middle School Matters
MSM-221 Its What You Need to Hear
Sep 30, 2012
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Jokes You Can Use: A vertically challenged psychic was arrested one day. He escaped from jail and the newspaper headline read, "SMALL MEDIUM AT-LARGE." Hoss rode into town to buy a bull. Unfortunately, when he bought it, he was left with one dollar. Hoss needed to tell his wife to come with the truck and get the bull, but telegrams cost one dollar per word. Hoss said to the telegram man,"OK. I have my one word-'comfortable'." Why do you want to tell her that?” asked the telegram man. "Oh, she's not the best reader," Hoss said. "She'll read it really slowly". Did you hear about the accountant with insomnia? He decided to try counting sheep, but he made a mistake and was up all night trying to find it! Eileen Award: Scoopit: Twitter: Jennifer Larson Facebook: Google+: Alec Couros, Wes Fryer iTunes: eMail: Advisory: Rationalization & Dishonesty Dan Ariely does an RSA animate speech. Warning there are swear words (hell is used twice). There is also a discussion about confession. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XBmJay_qdNc#! Belgian Coal Miners * Note there are lots of images at the base site. They have a warning about needing to be over 14. Interesting, I was given a warning about several pictures for which absolutely no warning was needed. http://vintagephoto.livejournal.com/5767874.html Middle School Science Minute by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com) This podcast is based on an article from the September, 2012 issue of Science Scope. A magazine for middle school science teachers, published by the National Science Teachers Association. The article was entitled "Successful Co-Teaching in the Science Classroom." The article was written by Leslie Forbes and Stacy Billet Co-teaching has become a popular concept in the field of education, especially as related to special education. There are five main types of co-teaching: lead and support; station teaching; parallel teaching; alternative teaching; and team teaching. Although the research on co-teaching is limited, it is growing and what is available is generally positive. From the Twitterverse: Don’t forget #mschat on Thursdays at 8:00 pm EST on Twitter! Resources: Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do Larry Ferlazzo http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/oct12/vol70/num02/Eight-Things-Skilled-Teachers-Think,-Say,-and-Do.aspx Mysteries of Vernacular Clew? http://www.mysteriesofvernacular.com/ Historical Thinking Matters Welcome to Historical Thinking Matters, a website focused on key topics in U.S. history, that is designed to teach students how to critically read primary sources and how to critique and construct historical narratives. Read how to use this site. http://historicalthinkingmatters.org/ How to tell students they are wrong Web Spotlight: How Americans Spend Their Money Events & Happenings:
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