MSM 345: Don’t Paddle, and Watch Your Language. Mapping Paddling the Blueberries ‘Cause We’re Going to MARS!
Jokes You Can Use:
Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Dilbert, Dogbert, Garfield, Jon Arbuckle, and a whole lot of comic strip characters and their pets were on an airplane flying from Miami to Los Angeles.
In the middle of the flight, the flight attendant gave out food to everyone but Charlie Brown and Snoopy. They asked him why everyone else got some food and they didn’t.
The flight attendant said, “Sorry, but we don’t serve PEANUTS on this flight.”
Two circus acrobats got married…
They just FLIPPED over each other!
Never tell a pig a secret… because they love to squeel.
My dental hygienist retired, after 55 years of working…
All she got was a lousy plaque.
- Email: Amber Wickham
Middle School Science Minute
I WAS RECENTLY READING THE, 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 CITIZEN SCIENCE ARTICLE, “CLOUDS IN THE CLASSROOM – CITIZEN SCIENCE GOES TO S’COOL.” IT WAS WRITTEN BY JILL NUGENT. THE ARTICLE DESCRIBES THE PROCESS BY WHICH STUDENTS AND TEACHERS CAN GET INVOLVED IN A CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECT — “STUDENTS’ CLOUD OBSERVATIONS ON-LINE” (S’COOL). FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:
From the Twitterverse:
Teacher observations have been a waste of time and $$ https://www.brookings.edu/research/teacher-observations-have-been-a-waste-of-time-and-money … @nancyflanagan @NancyEBailey1 @teacherpolicy @TeacherCrusader
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HOW TO TEACH STUDENTS WHO STRUGGLE WITH SELF CONTROL
Author of “Brain Charge” book and curriculum.
Set the stage for 60 seconds at the beginning of the class. Have the students sit “in” the chair, not “on” the chair.
These States Allow Teachers And Staff To Hit Students
Twenty-two states still allow corporal punishment in school: 15 expressly permit it while another seven do not prohibit it.
School on Mars
what if that school wasn’t even on this planet? What if it wasn’t governed by any of our nation states? What if we really had the chance to start over, knowing what we no know about the science of learning and the brain?
Top Baby Names of 2016
Why maps are wrong
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Why schools aren’t businesses: The blueberry story
“If I ran my business the way you people operate your schools, I wouldn’t be in business very long!”
DeVos’ Michigan schools experiment gets poor grades
The results in Michigan are so disappointing that even some supporters of school choice are critical of the state’s policies.
“The bottom line should be, ‘Are kids achieving better or worse because of this expansion of choice?’” said Michigan State Board of Education President John Austin, a DeVos critic who also describes himself as a strong charter-school supporter. “It’s destroying learning outcomes … and the DeVoses were a principal agent of that.”
The DeVos family efforts to shape school choice policy in Michigan date back at least to 1990, when Dick DeVos was elected to the state school board and Betsy DeVos created a foundation that gave private-school scholarships to low-income families “so that parents could decide where their kids would go to school,” DeVos told Philanthropy Roundtable in 2013.
Standardized Testing Motivation Slogans Courtesy of the Gaokao . . .
So my district put up our NWEA test scores in the hallway for our students to see. It includes signs that read “Move to the right.” I like these motivating statements from China’s Gaokao testing slogans . . .
Random Thoughts . . .