MSM 332:  Wenzhou When Joe? WeChat with Chinese students.


Jokes You Can Use:


Guy runs into a store: “Does anyone here know CPR?”

Someone else stood up and said, “Yeah, I know the whole alphabet.”

We all laughed and laughed and laughed… well, except this one guy.


San Francisco ballet just announced that Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors will be appearing in their upcoming production of The Nutcracker.


I had just pulled over someone for driving under the influence when another car pulled up behind us. I stopped what I was doing and ventured back to see if the driver needed assistance.


“No, I don’t need any help,” he said, reeking of booze. Then, pointing to the flashing cherry top on the roof of my cruiser, he continued, “I just stopped for the red light.”


Police are searching for a mugger who threatens his victims with a lighted match…

They want to catch him before he strikes again!


Overheard from a kid:

Protons have mass?

I didn’t even know they were religious.




So what do you get when you cross 44 9th graders from Wenzhou and 10-12 7th graders from Michigan?  Lots of intercultural fun!  


Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or


I was recently reading the March, 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, “Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12.” This podcast features four engineering, technology, science and society books that are on this year’s list of outstanding trade books.  The titles include:

  1. Flying Cars: The True Story
  2. Food Engineering From Concept To Consumer
  3. Inside Biosphere 2: Earth Science Under Glass
  4. Remarkable Minds: 17 More Pioneering Women In Science And Medicine


From the Twitterverse:  

Patrick Larkin ‏@patrickmlarkin

Are You Sabotaging Your Classroom Management? via @cultofpedagogy  #bpschat #ntchat



Bad Hair Day? LOL Hope you have a good one!

Podcast 332 - Today - Google Docs 2016-05-28 12-37-45

Jeremy Badiner ‏@MrBadiner

Cool Team Generator! Easy to use and makes random groups from a list. Pretty cool! …

Team Maker


ICYMI: A veteran educator offers six pieces of advice to pre-service #teachers:  #ELMag

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Scott McLeod ‏@mcleod

Innovation academies help build shared understanding, capacity, & commitment  #satchat


Teacher Goals ‏@teachergoals

The label pretty much describes my teaching level in May.

Not the Best

Matt Miller ‏@jmattmiller

How podcasts can make you a better teacher …

James Sanders ‏@jamestsanders

Did you know that you can set expiration dates on people’s access to your Google Drive folders and docs? #gafesummit

Alfie Kohn ‏@alfiekohn

The moral outrage called “data walls”: : public shaming + privacy violation + reducing learning to test scores + …

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





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