MSM 516: Hot Pot, Quail Eggs, And Going To The Can


Welcome back to school. ClearMask as a potential retirement plan. Dave talks about the importance of Lesson Closure. 


If this is a pair of scissors:

What is this? 

Why do they call them apartments? They are all stuck together.

Shouldn’t the word ambiguous have more than one meaning?

I told my carpenter not to carpet my steps. 

  • He gave me a blank stair

Lance is an uncommon name these days. In Medieval Times people were named Lance A Lot. 

Why can’t you run through a campground?

  • You can only ran, it’s all past tents. 

I just built a car using the motor from a washing machine. 

  • I’m taking it for a spin later.

Here’s a question for all you mind readers out there. 


Eating Lunch To Go Around The World

Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or

Lesson Closures

I was recently reading the July/August 2021 issue of “Science Scope” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  In this issue, I read the section “Science For All” written by Kaitlyn McGlynn and Janey Kelly.  They wrote an article entitled “Wrapping It Up: Meaningful and Inclusive Lesson Closures to Recap the Day’s Learning.”

Lesson closure provides a time for students to pause and ponder what they have just learned during the lesson as well as where their level of understanding currently lies.  They discuss their favorite lesson closures, which include:

  • Whip Around
  • Elevator Pitch
  • Thumbs Up, Middle Thumbs, Thumbs Down
  • Stick it!
  • Any Questions?

Reports from the Front Lines

  • Larry Ferlazzo’s First Day Back
  • I’ll take the crap that they give me
  • A story from Shawn – Mara
  • Read the directions
  • Finding Employees
    • Bus Drivers
    • Teachers
    • Admins 
  • Story:  Class Pets & Quail Eggs
  • Observation:  The kids have been on the computer a lot – Page 3.  

The Twitterverse  

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Alice Keeler  @alicekeeler

I coded a way to get a list of your YouTube videos.

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How to use Moodle for teachers: Useful design tips #moodle #onlineteaching 


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#46 – Do bigger animals take longer to pee? 3 more CER examples based on FUN science

AXIS – The Culture Translator

The D’Amelios Are Here

What it is: TikTok’s biggest star, Charli D’Amelio, will take on a (slightly) bigger screen with a reality show based on her family, debuting on Hulu today.

Why it could be the new Keeping Up with the Kardashians: Charli, her sister Dixie, and their parents started out living an ordinary suburban life in Connecticut just a couple of years ago. That was until Charli’s dance videos on TikTok turned her into a breakout star with countless brand deals and promotional contracts. The D’Amelios aims to explore how the family navigates the dynamics of TikTok fame. It’s a very similar premise to Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which touted the concept of “family above all” as it followed the daily doings of the California-based clan. But while KUWTK turned one family into stars, Charli and Dixie don’t necessarily need a television show to become more famous. It’s unclear why, exactly, the D’Amelios feel the need to even do a show like this, but that doesn’t mean that there won’t be a significant amount of young fans tuning in and comparing their own family to what they see on TV.  

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