MSM 489: It’s a 50/50 . . .


How much does Santa pay to park his sleigh? 

  • Nothing. It’s on the house

I feel shell shocked over this one:

I carry around a 6 foot book. 

  • I’d tell you why, but it’s a long story.

Banks need to get better at restocking ATM’s around Christmas. 

  • I’ve been to six of them already and they all say “insufficent funds”

  • Plus the reception is terrible when it’s raining cats and dogs. 

My super power is hindsight. 

  • Unfortunately, that doesn’t help us now.

Where did Captain hook buy his hook?

  • At a second hand store

I visited a monastery once. I walked past the kitchen and saw a man frying chips. I asked him “Are you the friar?”

  • He replied, “No, I’m the chip monk”. 

I was just looking at my ceiling. 

  • I’m not sure it is the best ceiling in the world, but it is definitely up there.

Reports from the Front Lines

  • The 50/50 structure
  • Failing 
  • Vaccine Allergies 

I’m Worried About My Students

The Twitterverse

Christopher Vilag  @StrongComputers·

I did an experiment today in Advisory. I logged in and didn’t turn on my mic or camera but only typed in the chat. I wanted to see how my students reacted. It was really interesting. Some students said it felt like they didn’t have a teacher and actually really distraught . . . . I had to explain to them that that was the feeling that some of their teachers have when they don’t hear or see from their students. It really put it into perspective for some of them. I hope they’re willing to at least give a smile to their teacher today.  

Doug Robertson  @TheWeirdTeacher

You know what motivates me, as a teacher? Hearing districts say things like, “We know students aren’t really learning under distance learning.” You know what? I’m breaking my tail and you’re telling parents it’s not working? Gee thanks.

Rich Czyz  @RACzyz

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Rick Wormeli  @rickwormeli2

We Have to Prepare Students for the Next Level, Don’t We?:  

Key to Motivation: Student Agency:  

NCMLE – NC Association for Middle Level Education  @NCMiddle

Are you sitting on the couch in your PJs this Saturday morning?? You could be earning CEUs!! Join us for the 2021 NCMLE Virtual Mini Conference events on January 30th and March 27th. See link below for more details.  

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