MSM 321: Three . . . Two . . . One . . . Go Mindset!
Jokes You Can Use:
My friends say they don’t like my skeleton puns. I should put a little more backbone into them..
I’m close friends with 25 letters of the alphabet, I don’t know y.
Astronomers got tired of watching the moon rotate around the Earth, so they just called it a day.
What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?
I lost my mood ring and i don’t know how to feel about it..
I don’t trust stairs, they’re always up to something.
My friend’s bakery burned down last night. Now his business is toast.
What kind of concert only costs 45 cents? A 50 Cent concert featuring Nickelback
Shout out to the people who don’t know what the opposite of in is.
So what if I don’t know what apocalypse means. It’s not the end of the world.
Middle School Science Minute
by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or firstname.lastname@example.org)
CELLS, PATHOGENS & DISEASE
IN THIS ISSUE, I READ THE ARTICLE, “OUTBREAK! CELLS, PATHOGENS AND DISEASE.” IT WAS WRITTEN BY JANICE ANDERSON, LANA MINSHEW, AND TIFFANY MCLENDON. THE ARTICLE FOCUSES IN ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF FOUR MINI-LEARNING CYCLES, BASED ON THE 5E INQUIRY MODEL. THE FOUR MINI-LEARNING CYCLES ARE:
- COMPARING CELL TYPES
- BACTERIA VERSUS VIRUSES
- CDC OUTBREAK
- CREATING A PUBLIC-SERVICE MESSAGE
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5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Unmotivated Students
- Students are more motivated academically when they have a positive relationship with their teacher.
- Choice is a powerful motivator in most educational contexts.
- For complex tasks that require creativity and persistence, extrinsic rewards and consequences actually hamper motivation.
- To stay motivated to persist at any task, students must believe they can improve in that task.
- Students are motivated to learn things that have relevance to their lives.
- How is your relationship with your students, really?
- How much choice do your students actually have?
- Are you relying heavily on carrots and sticks…or Jolly Ranchers?
- Do your words contribute to a growth mindset or a fixed mindset?
- What are you doing to make your content relevant to students’ lives?
Plain Old Good Teaching
35 templates to download and use.
Student Instructions For How They Can Create A Cloze (Gap-Fill)
Two teachers who work with teachers. They are doing GREAT things in the classroom.
Stop Humiliating Teachers
BY DAVID DENBY
The End of Solitude
By William Deresiewicz
“I once asked my students about the place that solitude has in their lives. One of them admitted that she finds the prospect of being alone so unsettling that she’ll sit with a friend even when she has a paper to write. Another said, why would anyone want to be alone?”
…every two years, the federal government asks thousands of teenagers dozens of questions about whether they are all right.
Most of the survey questions show that today’s teenagers are among the best-behaved on record. They smoke less, drink less, and have sex less than the previous generation. They are, comparatively, a mild-mannered bunch who will probably shoo away from your lawn quite respectfully (and probably wouldn’t dare set foot on your lawn to begin with!)
How People Learn to Become Resilient
What was it that set the resilient children apart? Because the individuals in her sample had been followed and tested consistently for three decades, Werner had a trove of data at her disposal. She found that several elements predicted resilience. Some elements had to do with luck: a resilient child might have a strong bond with a supportive caregiver, parent, teacher, or other mentor-like figure. But another, quite large set of elements was psychological, and had to do with how the children responded to the environment.
Random Thoughts . . .