MSM 463: Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda, What Does the Future Hold?


If you were stuck on a desert island and could have three records, what you would pick?

  • Well, the long-distance swimming one would be good.

I had a chance to talk to Bill Withers. I told him “Ain’t No Sunshine” is poor grammar. 

  • He said, “I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know”

There were two mice who lived in a museum. One evening after the museum had closed, the first mouse crawled into a huge suit of armor. Before he knew it, he was lost. He shouted to his friend, “Help me make it through the Knight!”

I knew that I shouldn’t steal a mixer from work, but it was a whisk I was willing to take. 

I went to an Indian restaurant and asked for bread. 

  • The server said they had Naan.

Why is justice best served cold?

  • Because if it was served warm it would be justwater.

I took my dog to the pond. The Geese kept attacking him.

  • I guess that what’s I get for buying a pure bread dog. 

The work on Big Ben is meant to take three years. 

  • Must be a lot of work considering that they are working around the clock. 

I was in the grocery store when I get message that there were 24 singles in my area. 

  • I think I’m going to delete the Kraft Cheese app.

I was chatting with Dracula the other day. I told Dracula that I was going to make one of those diagrams that uses circles. 

  • Dracula said “Venn”. 
  • I told him tomorrow. 

Someone stole beehives from a friend’s field.

  • The police are setting up a sting operation to find the culprits. 

How come the sound from a musician bounds off the auditorium walls, but the sound from a pigeon doesn’t?

  • A coo sticks

Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or

Middle School Science Minute: Integrating STEM

I was recently reading the May, 2020 issue of “NSTA Reports,” a publication published by the National Science Teaching Association. 

In this issue, I read the advice column “Ask A Mentor,”  written by Gabe Kralijevic. A teacher in Arkansas asked the following questions: “I want to know if there are ways to incorporate [science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)] into more or all subjects?  How would a teacher begin to integrate English or social studies with STEM?”

Reports from the Front Lines

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The Twitterverse

John Faig@johnfaig

I worry about making remote learning as powerful as in-class learning.

Quote Tweet:  

Mr. Francisco Rodriguez  @FJRodriguez2013· 

Replying to @saldanact

A3: I will keep lessons recorded for any absences. Filming makes it easier for Ss to catch up & also for me to reflect on my own instruction. I will also make more effort to check-in with students’ needs. They’ll struggle if their physical & emotional needs aren’t met. #CrazyPLN


Hello! Today’s #WordOfTheDay is ‘bodacious’

Rich Czyz  @RACzyz

Here are some authentic learning experiences to motivate students during the remainder of the school year! #4OCF #Satchat

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Web Spotlight:  

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“Based on those conversations and on my own experience over the past few weeks, I’ve begun to wonder if we might be going about this whole “distance learning” thing all wrong.”

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