MSM 410: So, I’m the grownup? We’re in trouble.

Jokes You Can Use:  


An NSA agent walks into an ice cream shop. “Hey, I’ve got a joke for you” says the owner.

  • Already heard it


Comic Sans walks into an ice cream shop.

  • Hey, we don’t serve your type in here.


Hey, did you hear about the mathematician who is afraid of negative numbers?

  • He’ll stop at nothing to avoid them.


I have a friend who’s dog ate all of the scrabble tiles.

  • Yeah, he left messages all around the house the next few days.


Hey, did you hear about the claustophic astronaut?

  • He needed a little space


What did one hat say to the other hat?

  • You go on ahead. I’ll wait here.


What do you call a parade of rabbits hopping backwards?

  • A receding hare line


What does Charles Dickens keep in his spice rack?

  • The best of Thymes, the worst of Thymes


Why should you never use the number 288?

  • It’s two gross


What sits at the bottom of the ocean and twitches?

  • A nervous wreck


Why can’t you explain puns to a kleptomaniac?

  • They take everything, literally.




Teen ate lunch alone for years, then the student council stepped in


6th Grader Leaves Detailed Note For Man After His Car Gets Hit


Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or

Forces and Motion

I was recently reading the November/December, 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, “Playing with Forces and Motion.” Patty shares information about Isaac Newton’s life and how his simply stated laws of motion still play a foundational role in our students’ lives.


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Students get to be a reporter through the BBC app. This focuses on Speed, Accuracy and Impact. Interesting, interactive activity.

Your role as a BBC journalist is to cover a breaking news story – publishing your story to a “BBC Live” site. Your story will be judged on how well you balance accuracy, impact and speed.




Always feel rushed in class? How to let go of the GOOD to make time for the GREAT


The Secret to Student Success? Teach Them How to Learn.




The One Thing Teachers Want That No One is Talking About


4 Skills and Traits Great Schools Teach That Will Always be Essential

  1. The Value of Hard Work.
  2. Time Management.
  3. Humility.
  4. Kindness.

Web Spotlight:

Teachers Are the #3 Influencer  

Teachers are the biggest influence on a person’s life, behind only parents and friends, new research suggests.  Some 82 per cent of people said teachers were very, or quite, influential on the lives of others, according to the results of a survey published by the Get Into Teaching campaign.


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