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Middle School Science Minute
MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE MINUTE: IMPORTANCE OF EARTH SCIENCE
I WAS RECENTLY READING THE OCTOBER, 2016 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 THE EDITORIAL, “FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK.” THE EDITORIAL WAS TITLED, “TYING IT ALL TOGETHER WITH EARTH SCIENCE,” AND IT WAS WRITTEN BY PATTY MCGINNIS. IN THE EDITORIAL SHE EMPHASIZES HOW THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE IS MORE CRUCIAL TODAY, THAN EVER.
From the Twitterverse:
Staff affirmation board taking on a holiday spirit. My staff is better than yours. #WEgotTHIS
“Does Your State Provide Good Data On Your Schools? Probably Not”
Cop- “Do you know why I pulled you over?” Bear- “Because I’m a bear.” Cop- “No. You were speeding.” Bear- “Bearly.”
How to help students sort through fake news? One man’s opinion:
#mschat every Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. And as Troy says, “The Twitter never stops!”
Secondary school BANS pupils from raising hands in class because it ‘doesn’t challenge and support the learning of all’
A secondary school has today been accused of putting ‘gimmicks’ over education after banning pupils from raising their hands to answer questions.
The Samworth Church Academy in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, has written to parents to say it has abolished the ‘age old practice’ because it doesn’t ‘challenge and support the learning of all’.
Liam Conway, who is also a member of the union, added: ‘This is a policy which may have some good reasoning behind it. But problem with this is I suspect it’s a policy that hasn’t been put to proper consultation.’
Use the description of each section of the paragraph and the sentences stems listed to help you write your topic sentence (T), brief explanation (B), examples (E), analysis (A), and to relate or reflect (R).
9 Simple Solutions for Common Teaching Problems
- Student Tech Gurus
- Inspiration Boards
- Tracking Progress Transparently
- Broadcast Student Voices
- OPB (Other People’s Books)
- Celebrity Couple Nickname Game
- Boomerang Model
- Question Carousel
What happens when your favorite web resource runs out of money? Well . . . 🙁 Moodle anyone?
Dear Dan Rather
Some disasters hit us with a sudden and unexpected fury like 9/11 or Hurricane Katrina. But some boil beneath the surface wreaking destruction without enough of us paying attention.
If you want to see the hair on the back of my neck stand up in anger ask me about one such disaster – our support for public education.
I lay the blame at the doorsteps of state houses across the country. They can’t have it both ways. Either pay for a quality education, or be prepared to pay the consequences. We have enough challenges in this country. Why are we creating another one?
Why declare that our students are failing? Why is education increasingly contentious and polarizing?
And so in public education, we are constantly under attack by folks intent on showing that teachers stink, schools are failing, and the only possible solution is to bring in free market solutions. I would not for one moment contend that all is hunky dory in public education, and it is unquestionably less so every year as more crises are manufactured and jump-started by these folks. Of course we are polarized.
The questions citizens and journalists should be asking in every instance are as follows:
1) Is this crisis real? Is someone playing games with numbers? Did government create this crisis through funding or policy choices?
2) Did we consider all possible solutions, or did we just jump straight to “give a bunch of money to private operators to magically fix this”? Because the fact that we have a problem (and we have many in public education) does not automatically mean that the proposed solution is a real solution.