MSM #111: Dr. Silver’s MAMSE Moment


Business Man
A young businessman had just started his own firm. He’d rented a beautiful office and had it furnished with antiques. Sitting there, he saw a man come into the outer office. Wishing to appear busy, the businessman picked up the phone and started to pretend he had a big deal working. He threw huge figures around and made giant commitments. Finally, he hung up and asked the visitor, “Can I help you?” The man said, “Sure. I’ve come to install the phone!”

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Twitter MAMSE Special:

  • Griffbuddy #MAMSE Parents train parents. #mamse10
  • Frideswidel #mamse making rainsticks and using the design as a prompt for writing.
  • Griffbuddy #MAMSE One out of every three middle school students are obsese or in danger of being obese! #MAMSE10
  • Smhearty School worked with a court system. Saved the court $64,000 a year. #mamse
  • Griffbuddy #MAMSE majority of parents are not PITAS (pain in the a**es). We want them involved. #MAMSE10
  • Frideswidel #mamse Candy Writing Assignment: Using the senses to create an advertisement for the candy (then they can eat it).
  • Frideswidel RT @Griffbuddy: #MAMSE Dr. Santo Pino, NMSA, and Dean Hook, presentation: Securing Parent Involvement In Your School.
  • Frideswidel #mamse Art teacher talking about incorporating Art with writing (6+1 Traits).
  • Frideswidel #mamse demo of Stratalogica.
  • dexgeek Technology is only one of the tools that teachers use to engage students. I’m glad I can arm them with the tools and skills. #MAMSE
  • Smhearty We train kids not to think but how to get an A. #mamse
  • Smhearty Got a great compliment today – “Aren’t you guys presenting today? We have other teachers here today.” #mamse
  • Griffbuddy #MAMSE Be there. Choose your attitude. Make their day. Play. Fish philosophy in schools (choose your attitude when you come to work).
  • Griffbuddy #MAMSE Advisory is necessary because strong relationships help teachers become adept @ diagnosing student needs. #MAMSE10
  • tanyaov #mamse Wow. MAMSE conference is excellent. I LOVE learning new things.

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