Jokes You Can Use:
Q: What gets wetter the more it dries?
A: A towel.
Q: What do you get when you cross fish and an elephant?
A: Swimming trunks
Q: What happened to the dog that swallowed a firefly?
A: It barked with de-light!
Middle School Science Minute
I was recently reading the January, 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 article, “Modeling Ecosystems.” It was written by Anthony J Petrosino and Michele J Mann. The article discusses the hierarchy of model types. They include:
- Physical Models
- Symbolic Models
- Computational Models
From the Twitterverse:
|Terie Engelbrecht @mrsebiology|
Why School Administrators Should Take an Interest in Twitter: https://www.gaggle.net/speaks/school-administrators-take-interest-using-twitter/#.VpZN01GTtV0.twitter … #principalpln #suptchat
|Kim Campbell @KimCamp4Kids
Kim Campbell Retweeted Larry Ferlazzo
Outstanding. About to use this with my after school program, SOAR!!
Kim Campbell added:
I Did My Best Job Teaching A “Growth Mindset” Today – Here’s The Lesson Plan http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2016/02/05/i-did-my-best-job-teaching-a-growth-mindset-today-heres-the-lesson-plan/ …
|Gail Heinemeyer @glhnmsa
Top 15 Things Your Middle School Kid Wishes You Knew http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rachel-vail/top-15-things-your-middle-school-kid-wishes-you-knew_b_5844308.html … #BetterTogether via HuffPostParents
|Tom D’Amico @TDOttawa|
|#mschat every Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. And as Troy says, “The Twitter never stops!”|
I Wish My Teacher Knew
It all began as a way for 3rd-grade teacher Kyle Schwartz to get to know her students a little better…
“As a new teacher, I struggled to understand the reality of my students’ lives and how to best support them. I just felt like there was something I didn’t know about my students.”
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NI primary school sends moving letter with children’s results
Harmony Hill Primary School in Lisburn enclosed the message within a letter informing pupils of their score in the post-primary entrance exams.
The poignant note encouraged them not to feel disheartened if they did not get the news they were hoping for.
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