Middle School Matters
MSM-283 Love Letter
Sep 6, 2014
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MSM 283: A Love Letter. Dipsticks. Images. and Memory. Presented in collaboration with the Association for Middle Level Education. Jokes You Can Use: Eileen Award: iTunes: Twitter: Marc Clark, Deborah Kenny, Crystal Davids, Jeff Emerson Google+: Facebook: Email: Advisory: Cryptic Writing http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/09/01/victorian-cryptographic-love-letter/ Middle School Science Minute by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com) MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE MINUTE-LAB SAFETY SPEC ED PARAPROS I was recently reading the Summer, 2014 issue of "Science Scope," a magazine written for middle school science teachers, published by the National Science Teachers Association. In this issue, I read an article entitled "Scope on Safety: Question of the Month" written by Ken Roy, director of environmental health and safety for Glastonbury Public Schools in Glastonbury, Connecticut. The question of the month, that he responds to, is "Do special education paraprofessionals in my science lab need to have formal training in handling hazardous chemicals?" From the Twitterverse: #mschat every Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. And as Troy says, “The Twitter never stops!” Strategies: 13 Tricks to Help You Remember What You’ve Learned Memory is fallible. If you forget everything in this article, remember this fact: Researchers estimate that we lose 90% of everything we learn immediately after learning it. Ninety percent. Have I got your attention now? http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/13-tricks-help-you-remember-what-youve-learned.html 21 Cool Anchor Charts To Teach Close-Reading Skills Close reading is a hot topic that’s just getting hotter! Here are 21 anchor charts, bulletin board ideas and other resources that you can bring into your classroom to turn your readers into even closer readers. http://www.buzzfeed.com/weareteachers/21-cool-anchor-charts-to-teach-close-reading-skill-h0xt Resources: Image Resources https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages Free PowToon Account We believe in the importance of education so to celebrate 5 million PowToons created we have over 50,000 FREE Classroom Accounts to give away! Each account gives one teacher + 60 students access (normally $96/yr per account). Offer Expires October 31st, 2014. Accounts are valid for one year. http://www.powtoon.com/lp/toonup/ Web Spotlight: Random Thoughts . . . Google Classroom Personal Web Site
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