MSM 519: I’m Calling Lin Manuel Right Now!!


Shawn and Troy talk about how the fall is going, substitutes, and culture. Dave gets scientifically creative. 


In order to address security concerns, all the passwords have been changed to Kenny.

  • As a result, everyone has Kenny Logins. 

Archaeologists have discovered a series of short stories that stress the importance of punctuality. 

  • They’re called ASAP’s Fables

Whenever I think of the 80’s, my first thought is a boom box.

  • Yep, it’s just a stereo type

I might never get over my addiction to referencing the Beach Boys, but wouldn’t it nice?

Pre means before.

Post means after. 

Using them together would be….

  • preposterous

I have a friend who never finishes anything. 

  • He has a black belt in partial arts. 

I have a friend who claims that he can communicate with vegetables. 

  • Jack and the beans talk. 

This is sooooooooooooo middle school:  

Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or

Creativity in the Science Classroom

I was recently reading the September/October 2021 issue of “Science Scope” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  In this issue, I read the section “From the Editor’s Desk” written by Patty McGinnis.  Patty wrote an article entitled “Creativity in the Science Classroom.”

Students learn science—and use critical and creative thinking—by doing science.  Rather than focusing on memorizing facts, they are engaged in application in which they apply content knowledge to real-world situations. 

Reports from the Front Lines

  • Teachers are TIRED!
  • Homecoming
  • Importance of Documenting
  • Core Competencies for Teachers
  • Kids and behavior
  • Remote Learning?
  • Sub plans
  • Substitute Shortage

The Twitterverse  

Steve Chisik  @schisik

October is National Principals Month. It is an absolute privilege to work with this team of outstanding elementary principals. Our HVS family is very fortunate to have each and every one of you on the front lines every day!

Russell Stannard  @russell1955

Where can you find FREE images for your website? #Copyright #freeimages Video:

Dr. Joanne Freeman  @jbf1755

Next week I have my first in-person lecture (not a public event) since February 2020. And it feels weird. Good! But weird.

Yong Zhao, Ph.D  @YongZhaoEd

Tomorrow (Sat) 5:30-6:30pm EDT watch live Ep77 #silverliningforlearning The Education We Need: A Conversation with @DrTonyWagner and @dintersmith Ted Dintersmith hosts @chrs_dede @travelinedman @punyamishra @YongZhaoEd @shynicola

Fixing Education@FixingEducation

In education, it’s especially important to distance yourself from people who have a problem for every solution.

David Geurin  @DavidGeurin

Stronger relationships = stronger schools. Maybe you can help someone answer one of these questions today. 1. Am I important to someone here? 2. Do I belong here? 3. Am I good at something here? 4. Who will listen to me here? 5. Is my presence here making a difference?

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


3D Resources

Our project is a constantly growing collection of free 3D icons that you can use in your next project, without specifying the author. There are also paid versions of these icons and let’s find out how they differ.

Preteen with anxiety and ADHD takes frustrations out on family


What Does It Mean to Remove a People?

Primary Sources Resource:

Monster Month with Chad Frye, Illustration Guy


Web Spotlight:  

AXIS:  The Culture Translator

  1. Toxicity Levels – Internal documents published by the Wall Street Journal reveal that Facebook knows how damaging its Instagram app can be for teen girls.  
  2. Gamers have replaced traditional celebrities with 13-39 year olds:  Based on input from 13-39 year olds, YPulse has put together a helpful list of some of the most-followed YouTubers and streamers in the gaming world.
  3. TikTok hits 1 billion users.  
  4. Slang of the Week:  
  • Big Yikes: When you take something well-intentioned just a little bit too far..  
  • Soft Launch:  When you post pictures of a budding romance, but nothing definitive to say there’s a relationship between two people.  
  • 3rd world: Refers to a TikTok challenge that uses the song “3rd World Free Boski Turnt Up.” While recording a video set to the song, users simply pass the phone to a friend every time the words “third world” are repeated.

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