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Jokes You Can Use:  


“The neurologist wanted to propose to his girl friend, but he just didn’t have the nerve.”


Just changed my Facebook name to ‘No one’, so when I see stupid posts I can click like and it will say ‘No one likes this’.


“Paratroopers pull strings to stay on the job.”


“I went to a budget restaurant to dine and when I returned there was a parking ticket stuck on the windshield. Well, that was fine dining!”


Did you hear about the Hindu yogi who was having a filling put in a tooth? When the dentist asked him if he wanted novocaine, the yogi said, “No. I can transcend dental medication.”




What a classroom looks like in 27 countries around the world

Give Advice

From research, students who face certain challenges do better if they give advice to others in that same situation. The key is to give advice, not get it.

Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or

Earth: The Ultimate Recycler


I was recently reading the September, 2018 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 section “From the Editor’s Desk” written by Patty McGinnis. She wrote an article entitled, “Earth: The Ultimate Recycler.” She quotes Wendell Berry – “The Earth is what we all have in common.”


From the Twitterverse:  

Two Guys👨‍🏫‏ @twoguysde 21h21 hours ago

Wait, You’re Not The Best? …

ted dintersmith‏ @dintersmith

A hoax that speaks volumes about the unquestioned weight placed on research by PhD’s and a complete,breakdown in fact-checking – a critical skill that need priority in school.  


Jenn Mackey‏ @JennMackey313

Cross curricular learning in 7th grade ELA today! Discussed allusions with the history of Rosie the Riveter and how the story’s theme connects to the engineering design process. #makingconnections #processvsproduct #rosierevere @OJ_Orioles

Jennifer Gonzalez‏ @cultofpedagogy

Icebreakers that Rock  #relationshipsmatter #buildrelationships #studenttalk #classroomclimate


Mickey McFetridge‏ @MickMack629

Hands down one of the best #edtech tools for students to use in your classroom! Check out this eBook for @Screencastify! Tips from @jmattmiller, @coolcatteacher, & @ericcurts

Jason Lay‏ @jlay02

The world doesn’t need every student to be a “computer geek”, he said, and he encouraged young people to start “building things”. #Education doesn’t encourage creative thinking, says @Apple co-founder #edtech  via @computerweekly …


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


TED-Ed Educator Talks Channel Teaser

The TED-Ed Educator Talks channel will be dedicated to celebrating and amplifying the ideas of teachers around the world. Thanks to support from Google, this space will feature Talks for educators by educators, digging deep into some of the newest and most groundbreaking ideas in education.

Subscribe now so that you’ll be ready for our official channel launch in the coming months!

And the actual YouTube Channel:

All kinds of random resources.



Update. Apparently, they were more popular than anticipated. The developers have taken it off line.

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