Middle School Matters
MSM-272 POST You gotta fix that
Apr 19, 2014
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MSM 272: POST! You gotta fix that. Oh, and get me engaged (not that way). Presented in collaboration with the Association for Middle Level Education. Jokes You Can Use: During training exercises, the Lieutenant driving down a muddy back road encountered another car stuck in the mud with a red-faced colonel at the wheel. "Your jeep stuck, sir?" asked the Lieutenant as he pulled alongside. "Nope," replied the Colonel, coming over and handing him the keys, "Yours is." Little Johnny was not paying attention in class so the math teacher called on him and said, “Johnny! What are 5, 2, 28 and 40?” Little Johnny quickly replied, “NBC, CBS, HBO, and Cartoon Network!” Okay, so a Texan rancher comes upon a farmer from Maine. The Texan looks at the Mainer and asks, "Say, how much land you think you got here?" Mainer: 'Bout 10 acres I'd say." Texan (boasting): Well, on my lot, it takes me all day to drive completely around my property!" Mainer: "Yep, I got one of them trucks too." A man put in 10 puns for a pun contest, hoping that at least one of them would win. But sadly, no pun in ten did. Wife: “How’d your doctor appointment go? Husband: “Well, there’s good news and bad news. My blood pressure’s high and I’m overweight. But, at the doctor’s suggestion, I’m going to take up golf!” Wife: “And the good news?” Eileen Award: iTunes: Twitter: Google+: Facebook: Email: Advisory: Birthday Celebrations Around the World Warning, could give students some ideas. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWLGvaeDAlU Positive Messages https://twitter.com/FHUPrincipal/status/453508594554531840/photo/1 Middle School Science Minute by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com) Place-Based Inquiry I was recently reading the January, 2014 issue of Science Scope, a magazine written for Middle School Science Teachers, published by the National Science Teachers Association. In this issue, I was reading the article, "Using Place-Based Inquiry to Inspire and Motivate Future Scientists," written by Callin Switzer. In this article, Callin explains the meaning of scientific inquiry and compares and contrasts place-based education and field-based education. http://k12science.net/Podcast/Podcast/Entries/2014/2/7_Middle_School_Science_Minute-Place-Based_Inquiry.html From the Twitterverse: #mschat every Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. And as Troy says, “The Twitter never stops!” Strategies: BookTrack Classroom Create texts for your students. The texts can include sounds. This could be a reading of the book or background music. http://cdn.booktrack.com/education-studio/index.html#!/ Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/PracticeGuide.aspx?sid=19 Resources: Why Doesn't America Read Anymore? NPR had a terrific April fool’s joke. http://www.npr.org/2014/04/01/297690717/why-doesnt-america-read-anymore Web Spotlight: More Than Half of Students 'Engaged' in School, Says Poll Students who strongly agree that they have at least one teacher who makes them "feel excited about the future" and that their school is "committed to building the strengths of each student" are 30 times more likely than students who strongly disagree with those statements to show other signs of engagement in the classroom—a key predictor of academic success, according to a report released Wednesday by Gallup Education. http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/04/09/28gallup.h33.html?cmp=ENL-EU-NEWS1 Random Thoughts . . . Personal Web Site
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