Jokes You Can Use:
How do you make a water bed more bouncy?
- Add spring water
What do you call a polite man who builds bridges?
- A civil engineer
I just Googled the phrase “missing medieval servant”.
- It came back with “Page not found”.
I’ve written a book about falling down a staircase.
- It’s a step by step guide.
A friend asked me if I knew anything about 1’s and 0’s.
- I told him I knew a bit.
If you aren’t impressed with the picture of the first black hole…
- You clearly don’t understand the gravity of the situation.
I totally understand why people work at fragrance factories.
- Makes scents
A cop pulled me over and asked me, “Where were you between 5 and 6?”
- I replied, “Kindergarten.”
Teach Girls to be Brave, not Perfect
We’re raising our girls to be perfect, and we’re raising our boys to be brave, says Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code. Saujani has taken up the charge to socialize young girls to take risks and learn to program — two skills they need to move society forward. To truly innovate, we cannot leave behind half of our population, she says. “I need each of you to tell every young woman you know to be comfortable with imperfection.”
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How risk-taking changes a teenager’s brain
Why do teenagers sometimes make outrageous, risky choices? Do they suddenly become reckless, or are they just going through a natural phase? To find out, Kashfia Rahman — winner of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (and a Harvard freshman) — designed and conducted an experiment to test how high school students respond to and get used to risk, and how it changes their still-developing brains. What she discovered about risk and decision-making could change how we think about why teens do what they do.
Optical illusions show how we see
Beau Lotto’s color games puzzle your vision, but they also spotlight what you can’t normally see: how your brain works. This fun, first-hand look at your own versatile sense of sight reveals how evolution tints your perception of what’s really out there.
Rube Goldberg Machine
Easter in European Languages
Middle School Science Minute
OUTSTANDING STEM TRADE BOOKS 2019 – PART ONE
This is the first of a two-part podcast series fostered by reading the March, 2019 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 article on the “Outstanding STEM Trade Books for Students K-12: 2019. In this podcast, I feature three STEM books:
1. Astronaut-Aquanaut: How Space Science and Sea Science Interact
2. Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree
3. Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon
From the Twitterverse:
REVIEW: Strategies for Building on Students’ Strengths. @Dr_Armstrong #mschat #educoach #edchat @ASCD In the 4th edition of his Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, Thomas Armstrong offers a practical, balanced approach. #tlap #elachat #ellchat https://www.middleweb.com/40131/strategies-for-building-on-student-strengths/ …
A4. Every Thursday our admin team sends a weekly enewsletter with faculty Shout Outs! Once a year for teacher appreciation week, we even ask students to submit their own shout outs to teachers who are making an impact in the classroom. Great way to spotlight great work! #satchat
It’s Friday GIF Day 🙂 You get an email from your admin that just says, “Come see me at the end of the day.”. In GIF form, share how you are feeling. Go!
Would your students benefit from an hour lunch break with built in time to make up assignments & get extra help? Learn about one school’s “half time” program: http://sbne.ws/r/BXYa
A3. We’ve rolled out the @oconnellhs “igKnight Academy” – a radical self-guided approach to PD where teachers pursue their passion projects and earn “course” credit for asynchronous learning. Now sleepy PD meetings become collaboration days! Details: https://edrenalinerush.com/resources/igknight-academy/ …
Google Tools for English Language Learners https://www.controlaltachieve.com/2018/08/google-ell.html … #GSuiteEDU #edtech
Alright twitter, do your magic… our 7th grade geo class needs your help. We are collecting data from around the US about words that are prounced [sic] differently by region. Please consider filling out this survey! Our goal is 1000 responses! RETWEET away! https://t.co/uy6kTcyrO5
Genius Hour projects are an awesome way to end the school year with passion-based, student-directed learning!! #satchat My updated collection of Genius Hour resources is here:
This cretin has been dropping sticks down our chimney for weeks and today he finally accidentally dropped himself, this is the face of someone who knows they’ve been HAD
Let’s jump right in! How can we build a culture of readers in our classrooms and/or at home? #pd4uandme
John Faig Retweeted Simon Kuestenmacher
Thanks. Where were you when I needed this in the 6th grade (40 years ago).
John Faig added,
Simon Kuestenmacher @simongerman600
The Mercator projection distorts size of countries on a map. This animation compares the real area of countries with the distorted view in Mercator projections. Source: https://buff.ly/2Gx4ydJ
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#mschat every Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. And as Troy says, “The Twitter never stops!”
Is Your School Schedule Flexible? AMLE and Elliot Merenbloom
Early leaders of the middle school concept established the goal of flexible organizational structures. But what is flexibility? The answer might include
- The utilization of opportunities to make change
- The absence of rigidity
- An openness to various ways of implementing decisions, programs, or policies
- Recognition of the unique needs of individuals
GREAT – & I MEAN GREAT! – COLLECTION OF SCIENCE EXPERIMENT YOUTUBE CHANNELS
TEACHING OUR KIDS ABOUT THE NECESSARY WORK TO HAVE AN OPINION
“I never allow myself to have an opinion on anything that
I don’t know the other side’s argument better than they do.”
— Charlie Munger
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Pomological Watercolor Collection
The USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection documents fruit and nut varieties developed by growers or introduced by USDA plant explorers around the turn of the 20th century. Technically accurate paintings were used to create lithographs illustrating USDA bulletins, yearbooks, and other series distributed to growers and gardeners across America.
Museum of Endangered Sounds
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