MSM 323:  6 Avoidable Mistakes and Hey!  The Letters Keep Jumping Around!


Jokes You Can Use:


What did the left eye say to the right eye?

  • Between you and me, something smells.


What do you call a sleepwalking Nun?

  • A Roamin’ Catholic


Why was the teacher cross eyed?

  • The teacher couldn’t control her pupils


Why should you knock before opening the refrigerator door?

  • There might be salad dressing


Why did the cowboy get a weiner dog?

  • He wanted to get a long little doggie.

Podcast 323 - Today - Google Docs 2016-03-05 13-04-55



The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg  

Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or



I was recently reading the February, 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, “Epigenetics: A New Science for Middle School – And Why You Should Teach It.”  It was written by Lisa Marriott, Alison Charbonneau, Berk Moss, Jackilen Shannon, Kent Thornburg, and Mitchell Turker.  Epigenetics is the name of a powerful biological process by which gene switches can be regulated.


From the Twitterverse:  


Vox ‏@voxdotcom

This simulation helps show you what it’s like to have dyslexia …


Ms. Oxendine ‏@MsOxendine

“What is a fart, except a a lonely cry from a trapped turd.” #stuffmiddleschoolerssay #scamle2016

Rodney Hetherton ‏@RodneyHetherton

27 ways to be a better 21st Century educator via @MiaMacMeekin #COLchat #swcrkPLN

AJ Hartley, Ed.D., Michele Corbat, Dragonometry and 7 others

Sue Gorman ‏@sjgorman

The 8 Best Chrome Extensions As Chosen By Teachers … via @thegooglegooru #gafe


Marci Houseman ‏@marcihouseman Pinehurst, NC

Marci Houseman Retweeted Donald Gately Ed.D.

I love seeing how teachers and admin are using @periscopeco to give SS greater audience for their work! #satchat

Marci Houseman added,


Donald Gately Ed.D. @donald_gately

Teacher was using @periscopeco and Ss were responding to Qs in comments in 6 different languages #amazing #satchat

Wired Educator ‏@WiredEducator

Why every educator should apply to at least one conference or institute a year! …


#mschat every Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.  And as Troy says, “The Twitter never stops!”




Dyslexia Experience

Wonderful experience of reading while the letters are moving.


6 Avoidable Mistakes That Can Kill A New Teacher’s Career


Providing Extrinsic Reward for Test Performance Undermines Long-Term Memory Acquisition


Teens do better in science when they know Einstein and Curie also struggled

“In our culture we always say you don’t want to intimidate kids, you don’t want to tell them how hard the work is,” she noted. But the experiment showed the opposite strategy works better: Showing how great scientists had to muddle through lots of tough stuff made the subject matter real and allowed students to connect with them as people.

Lin-Siegler argues that teaching and science textbooks could be vastly improved, to help engage students and promote STEM—if they were transformed from overweight catalogues of formulas to explorations of the fascinating back stories that led to all that scientific knowledge.

My First Job

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President Obama

Ralph de la Vega

Meg Whitman

Suzie Orman

Bernard Tyson

Katie Couric


Random Thoughts . . .  


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