MSM 521: Swivl Me Timbers, I’m a Textrovert!


Performative Arts and evaluation. How do we evaluate teachers? Dave has 360 degree view. 


The movie “Lincoln” grossed over $275,000,000 in theaters. This is very surprising. 

  • Historically, Lincoln doesn’t do well in theaters. 

What’s the difference between beer nuts and deer nuts? 

  • Beer nuts are $1.98, Deer nuts are under a buck

Which state has the smallest soft drinks? 

  • Minn-a-soda

When does a joke become a dad joke. 

  • When it becomes apparent.

Which is faster, a pregnant or non-pregnant horse? 

  • A pregnant one. Double the horse power

What happens if you get scared half to death twice?

Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or

Three-Dimensional Teaching and Learning

I was recently reading the September/October 2021 issue of “Science & Children” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  In this issue, I read the section “Editor’s Note” written by Elizabeth Barrett-Zahn.  Elizabeth wrote an article entitled “Three-Dimensional Teaching and Learning.”

One of the most important starting points when implementing three-dimensional teaching and learning is the placement of students within the learning environment.  Are students the drivers of the learning, or are they passive recipients of a well-crafted lesson focusing on content and practice? 

Reports from the Front Lines

The Twitterverse  

TeacherGoals @teachergoals  

Textrovert:  no calls; texts only.  

ASA Impact @ASA_Impact

Why is #middleschool the perfect time to begin #careerexploration? Check out our collaborative playbook with @AMLE, featuring insights from real middle-grades educators who’ve walked the walk!  @9to5mac

Google Drive for desktop updated with full Apple M1 Mac support

By @technacity

Luria Petrucci  @LuriaPetrucci

If you’re looking for a green screen, there’s a quick sale going on for the collapsible Neewer ones!

Proof Mango // Online Course Proofreading  @ProofMango

We all know how important it is to add interactivity to our courses. But how? I stumbled upon H5P when I was creating my course. It let me add flashcards and interactive presentations easily. Great way to stand out as a course creator.  

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


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Web Spotlight:  

Axis – The Culture Translator

Tik Tok Tics:  What it is – This week, the Wall Street Journal (paywall) reported that doctors across the world have seen a significant increase of teen girls with ticks in their offices over the last year.  Some believe that “Touraette syndrome influencers” on TikTok may help explain why.  A team of Chicago based doctors published a similar study earlier this year.  Perhaps it is a manifestation of William Blake’s “We become what we behold.”  Axis suggests these questions to engage teens to think about influencers:  

  • Can you think of anyone (friends, musicians, directors, etc.) that you would consider a genius?
  • Can you think of specific songs, movies, or conversations that have shaped the way you think about life?  
  • Is it possible to know how something will affect us before it affects us?  

Teachers Are Barely Hanging On. Here’s What They Need.

An incredibly honest, frank perspective from a leading Education influencer.

Learn to let go of sleep battles with your teen

Where is Vilnius?  Here’s a video to help you.

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