Middle School Matters
MSM 304:  GoFormative Chinese and English sentences
Apr 25, 2015 · 1 hr 2 min
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MSM 304:  GoFormative Chinese and English sentences Jokes You Can Use: Eileen Award: Twitter: Justin Baeder, Advisory: Learn Chinese: Chineasy TED Talk http://chineasy.org/films/ted-talk.aspx Ever look at a piece of chinese text and say to yourself, “It’s Greek to me”? Well it’s not. It’s Chinese! This TED Talk on Chineasy shows students 8 symbols to begin understanding Chinese. If it’s this easy to learn something new in an Advisory class, how hard can the rest of the day be? 20 Fun Sentences 1. I never said she stole my money. http://distractify.com/default-category/the-19-most-mind-blowing-sentences-in-the-english-language/?v=1&ts_pid=2&ts_pid=2 Eye vs. camera - Michael Mauser http://ed.ted.com/lessons/eye-vs-camera-michael-mauser#watch 36 Asking Questions “It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.” – Eugene Ionesco “Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.” – Euripedes http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/36-quotes-from-successful-people-about-the-wisdom-asking-questions.html Middle School Science Minute by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com) MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE MINUTE-SCIENCE JOURNALING PART 2 I was recently reading the February, 2015 issue of "Science Scope," a magazine written for middle school science teachers, published by the National Science Teachers Association. In this issue, I read the Guest Editorial written by Kristin Kandel and Natalie Brew, entitled "Our Science Story: When Science Inquiry Meets the Common Core." They explain, in this second part of a two podcast series, what their interactive science journal, for middle school students, actually looks like. For more information on the journal, contact Kristin Kandel at kandelk@ewsdonline.org http://k12science.net/Podcast/Podcast/Entries/2015/4/21_Middle_School_Science_Minute-Science_Journaling_Part_2.html From the Twitterverse: #mschat every Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. And as Troy says, “The Twitter never stops!” Strategies: GoFormative Interesting assessment site. https://goformative.com/ Resources: 8 Top Tips for Highly Effective PD http://www.edutopia.org/blog/top-tips-highly-effective-pd-vicki-davis https://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/files/2015/04/Interventions-arent-10libxc.jpg http://www.storyboardthat.com/articles/education/teacher-resources Commonly used Idioms This List of commonly used idioms and sayings (in everyday conversational English), can help to speak English by learning English idiomatic expressions. This is a list, which contains exactly 66 of the most commonly used idioms and their meaning. http://www.smart-words.org/quotes-sayings/idioms-meaning.html http://cdn1.tnwcdn.com/files/2011/09/Focus-mindmap-for-web.jpg Web Spotlight: Middle Class http://www.businessinsider.com/middle-class-in-every-us-state-2015-4 3 Tips to Make Any Lesson More Culturally Responsive (and it’s not what you think!) 1. Gamify it. 2. Make it social. 3. Storify it. http://www.cultofpedagogy.com/culturally-responsive-teaching-strategies/ Why Education Won’t Fix Economic Inequity http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/01/upshot/why-more-education-wont-fix-economic-inequality.html Random Thoughts . . . Personal Web Site
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