MSM 434: Toddler Tips. I’ll subscribe you to that …

Jokes You Can Use:  

I was showing my friend my new house.

“So this is my house,” I said.

He said, “What’s upstairs?”

I said, “Stairs don’t talk.”

If you boil a funny bone it becomes a laughing stock.

  • That’s pretty humerus.

People that practice for staring competitions…

Need to take a good long look at themselves in the mirror.

I took a video of my shoe yesterday.

It was some pretty good footage

My colleagues at work have given me the nickname “Mr. Compromise.”

It’s not my first choice, but I’m ok with it.

How did the pharaoh get so rich?

He was running a huge pyramid scheme.

Son: “Hey Dad, how does a sundial work?”

Dad hands son a phone…

Dad: “Ok, now just call someone.”

Son: “Why can’t you do it?”

Dad: “Because that would be a daddial.”

Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or


I was recently reading the July, 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 an article entitled, “Assess Your Coteaching Chemistry Through Experience,” written by Kaitlyn McGlynn and Janey Kelly. The authors share 4 methods of coteaching. They include:

1. One Teach, One Assist

2. Parallel Teaching

3. Station Teaching

4. Team Teaching

From the Twitterverse:  

Brandon Brown @branowar

Replying to @branowar@TheWeirdTeacher and @EduCelebrity

Edutwitter is like black metal. It was cool at first, but then everyone started churning out exact copies of each other in their basements, and it became a chore to sort through the garbage to find the good stuff.  

David Knuffke @DavidKnuffke @EduCelebrity

– “It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this.”


Typical EduCelebrity @EduCelebrity

Do you think you could do my job? Go ahead and be my competition. But I fight dirty…I’ll tell all of your colleagues that you’re the one who asks questions and prolongs faculty meetings!

Quoted Tweet:


Replying to @EduCelebrity

Please stop telling NQTs the wrong information. They need five separate lesson plans- higher, middle, lower plus one for the visual & kinesthetic learners. Also, the CLP. Contingency Lesson Plan for when Jack decides to kick off or Lucy finally punches Abbie cos they have beef.  

Related:  Demotivational Posters  

  Eric Curts @ericcurts

26 YouTube shortcuts everyone should know (link:… #edtech @9to5mac  

Poll: Are you okay with Apple contractors listening to and grading Siri interactions? (link:… by


David Plotz@davidplotz

The oak tree in Massachusetts that is live-tweeting its response to climate change. #GreatTrees    @awitnesstree  

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


Student Graphic Novels


Common English Idioms

In this lesson series, we will introduce you to 102 common English idioms. Each is written with an idiom definition, 3 idiom examples, and audio recordings. That way, you will know what the idiom means and how to use it in a conversation.

Open Up Resources

OER. Math and ELA.

Open Middle

The name “Open Middle” might sound like a strange name for a website about math problems. However, it references a very specific type of problem we try to encourage here. Most of the problems on this site have:

  • a “closed beginning” meaning that they all start with the same initial problem.
  • a “closed end” meaning that they all end with the same answer.
  • an “open middle” meaning that there are multiple ways to approach and ultimately solve the problem.


Mountain Moot

Web Spotlight:

Walter Wick

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