Middle School Matters
MSM-230 The Makings of a Good Teacher
Jan 5, 2013
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Presented in collaboration with the Association for Middle Level Education. Jokes You Can Use: What do you call a 4 foot psychic who escapes from jail? Why did the mermaid wear seashells? What concert costs 45¢? How did the hipster burn his tongue? What do get when cross the Atlantic with the Titantic? What did one eye says to the other eye? Eileen Award: Scoopit: Twitter: Richard Ball, Kenna Wilson Facebook: Google+: iTunes: eMail: Advisory: Seeing things differently http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/01/brilliant-urban-interventions-by-oakoak-turn-crumbling-city-infrastructure-into-a-visual-playground/ Middle School Science Minute by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com) Heat Safety I was recently reading the December, 2012 issue of Science Scope, a publication of the National Science Teachers Association for middle school teachers. In the monthly section, "Scope on Safety "written by Ken Roy, director of environmental health and safety for Glastonbury Public Schools in Glastonbury, CT, he wrote about using heat sources safely in the middle school science laboratory. The article was entitled "Turning Up the Heat on Safety." Safety-wise, the hot plate is probably by far the best choice. From the Twitterverse: #mschat every Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Resources: How We Know the Earth is Round http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=o_W280R_Jt8#! Banished Word List http://www.lssu.edu/banished/current.php The Power of Mindset http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pN34FNbOKXc Essay Bank 9000 essays to steal look at. http://www.essaybank.com/ Web Spotlight: The Power of Love The effect of a teacher and the effect in the classroom. Very motivating. Useful for principals especially. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9bSu_Snlbsw#! Dying teacher's quest: Did I make a difference? ..nothing to do with my speaking, more to do with my listening... http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/12/23/inspirational-teacher/1785739/ News: More Evidence Showing The Dangers Of Using High-Stakes Testing For Teacher Evaluation http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2013/01/04/more-evidence-showing-the-dangers-of-using-high-stakes-testing-for-teacher-evaluation/ Sure, Big Data Is Great. But So Is Intuition. By STEVE LOHR
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