MSM 377: Oh, wait, show? Please be patient, your body language says you need some templates, activities and more!

Jokes You Can Use:  

When my girlfriend said she was leaving because of my obsession with The Monkees, I thought she was joking. And then I saw her face.


People don’t respect sidewalks near enough. But I do. They’ve kept me off the streets for years.


I went to a wedding the other night. It was very emotional.

  • Even the cake was in tiers.


Did you hear about the guy who invented the Knock Knock joke?

  • He won the “no bell” prize.


Why is every nose always under 12 inches long?

  • Because then it would be a foot.


I really shouldn’t have had seafood last night.

  • I’m feeling a little eel.


How come crabs never give to charity?

  • They’re shellfish.


What do you call it when a prisoner takes their own mug shot?

  • A cellfie.  


What lies at the bottom of the ocean and twitches?

  • A nervous wreck.


Did you hear about the guy who is afraid of elevators?

  • He’s taking steps to avoid them.


I hate jokes about German sausages.

  • They’re the wurst.




Geno Auriemma on body language and the type of players he recruits

He has led UConn to eleven NCAA Division I national championships, the most in college basketball history, and has won seven national Naismith College Coach of the Year awards.[1] Auriemma has been the head coach of the United States women’s national basketball team since 2009, during which time his teams won the 2010and 2014 World Championships, and gold medals at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics.


When This 7th Grader Lost All His Friends


Why You’re Not Successful? | These 12 Things Separate Amazing From Average

#1. Quality Not Quantity

#2. Difference Between Efficiency And Effectiveness

#3. How To Be Consistent

#4. What Does It Mean To Go Above And Beyond?

#5. Do Less, But Better

#6. Listen To What Isn’t Said

#7. Take Initiative To Solve Problems

#8. Real-World Experience

#9. Be Prepared For Anything

#10. Honesty At Work

#11. Stop Blaming Others And Take Responsibility

#12. Don’t Just Think Positive – Act Positive


Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or



I was recently reading the December, 2017 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 Editor’s Desk article, “No Glue Required,”” written by Patty McGinnis the Editor of Science Scope.  In her article, she discusses modeling.  Modeling is used to describe, test, and predict phenomena.  She talks about the plant and animal cell models, that she used to have her students make, and how that does not meet the meaning of modeling, as we use it today.


The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is an international science and education program that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment.  Announced by the U.S. Government on Earth Day in 1994, GLOBE launched its worldwide implementation in 1995.

Vision: A worldwide community of students, teachers, scientists, and citizens working together to better understand, sustain, and improve Earth’s environment at local, regional, and global scales.

Mission: To promote the teaching and learning of science, enhance environmental literacy and stewardship, and promote scientific discovery.


From the Twitterverse:  

Ian Jukes‏ @ijukes

There are two things that are underrated in life: patience and wisdom…

Rabbi Michael Cohen‏Verified account @TheTechRabbi

Emotional Intelligence will become one of the greatest skillsets we need to thrive in the #futureofwork – EQ is greater than IQ. @garyvee talks about this nonstop! We need to develop self awareness, empathy & social skills that DRIVE our motivation. #edtech #edchat #education

Rick Wormeli‏ @rickwormeli2

#eWalkThrough It’s worth repeating that with gifted/advanced students, we don’t give them more to do, but instead, we change the nature or complexity of their learning/assessment experience.


George Couros‏Verified account @gcouros

What “data-driven” often becomes…

Dr. Dru Tomlin‏ @DruTomlin4Edu

Dr. Dru Tomlin Retweeted Ryan Lisek

A1. Just some of the gr8 educators who will push me 2 be better in 2018: @blocht574 @schug_dennis @MrPoynter @TeachMrLewis @MrAcocks @Mr_Halterman @dunford_paul @haydabeck @Beyond_the_Desk @SarahNovak16 @konik_kris #mschat


George Couros‏Verified account @gcouros

The art of teaching…

Eric Curts‏ @ericcurts

30 Free Google Drawings Graphic Organizers (and how to make your own) … #edtech

CBC Toronto‏Verified account @CBCToronto

Toronto police roll out ‘Operation Jingle’ — a low-tech way to prevent holiday theft

Dave Burgess‏ @burgessdave

Here’s the must-read post for today. Powerful message from #ClassroomChef & #TableTalkMath author, @Jstevens009 Please share this w/somebody who needs it…meaning all of us! … #tlap #LeadLAP #KidsDeserveIt #TeacherMyth

Eric Curts‏ @ericcurts

#12DaysTwitter Day 10: Looking forward to catching up on some sleep!

Monte Tatom, Ed.D.‏ @drmmtatom

I want to wish my beautiful wife Beth Tatom, a very happy 39th Wedding Anniversary!!


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




Debate Boxing

…debate boxing.  Not my idea, nor the idea of my colleague, but definitely an idea that needs to be shared (If you know where it came from please let me know so I can link it!).



Russel Tarr‏ @russeltarr 2m2 minutes ago

Imagination Prompt Generator: Nice starter activity for classroom discussions: …


6 Winter Googley Activities

Good stuff. Links to the templates are available. Simple, easy to use.


Course Hero

You should know about this one. Kids may know this and use the samples. Also, potentially good resource for you.


Web Spotlight:

Little Alchemy 2

Discover connections between objects as you build over 600 items by combining objects.  It’s not so much about understanding science as it is asking students the question, “Why do you think they associated these two objects together?  What do you think was their reasoning and would you have done it differently?”  


How Effective is Your School District


Blended Instruction vs Blended Learning


Schools continue to make investments in technology to engage students better, improve outcomes, and prepare all learners for the new world of work.


Need Proof that Your Homework isn’t Fair?

I had an interesting conversation this week with a buddy of mine.  Both of us joked about being “single parents” for a few days — meaning we were completely in charge of our kids and our households while our partners were doing other things.


We both ended the week overwhelmed and completely exhausted.


Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

Random Thoughts . . .  


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