Jokes You Can Use:
Two windmills are in a field. One asks, “What kind of music do you like?”
- The other one says, “Well, I’m a big metal fan.”
My wife asked why I spoke so softly in the house.
I said I was afraid Mark Zuckerberg was listening!
- She laughed.
- I laughed.
- Alexa laughed.
- Siri laughed.
Thank you! Loved the podcast. Tremendously appreciated – and can’t wait to hear how it goes with your listeners!
Middle School Science Minute
Middle School Science Minute: Covey Denton
I was recently reading the April/May, 2019 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 “Member Spotlight” section where NSTA highlights a middle school science teacher, from across the United States. This month, Covey Denton is featured. She is a PreK-Sixth Grade Science teacher in North Caroline. Her advice for a new science teacher is:
“Don’t be afraid to fail!”
From the Twitterverse:
Mary Holden: What Happened When a Veteran High School Teacher Switched to Middle School Teaching http://dianeravitch.net/2019/06/08/mary-holden-what-happened-when-a-veteran-high-school-teacher-switched-to-middle-school-teaching/ …
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HOW TO START YOUR OWN MICRONATION http://bit.ly/2IqF7KA microbation, projectbasedlearning
Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week https://t.co/aJUnXv56zB
Michigan: The New State Superintendent Brings Hope for Real Change http://dianeravitch.net/2019/06/08/michigan-the-new-state-superintendent-brings-hope-for-real-change/ …
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Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936 to 1938
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1938 contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) of the Works Progress Administration, later renamed Work Projects Administration (WPA).
Federal field workers were given instructions on what kinds of questions to ask their informants and how to capture their dialects, the result of which may sometimes be offensive to today’s readers (see A Note on the Language of the Narratives).
I saw John Medina, author of “Brain Rules,” speak years ago and he said something to the extent of “Creation without consumption is the equivalent of playing the air guitar; you might know the motions, but you won’t actually know how to play.” Yes, you can Google anything you want today, but that doesn’t mean you understand the concept with any depth.