MSM 522: Spaced Practice!


We take a deep dive into Spaced Practice and what that looks like. Dave brings up the Energy!


I have never been to Cahoots. I hear that you can’t go there alone. 

  • You have to be in Cahoots with someone

I’ve also never been to Congitio, but I hear when you are in Cognitio, no one recognizes you. 

I’ve never been to Sane either. I hear that you can’t fly there, you must be driven. 

A pun is not completely matured until it is a full groan. 

A sweater I bought was picking up static electricity, so I returned it to the store. 

  • They gave me another one, free of charge. 

Did you hear about the new superhero? Typoman

  • Writer of wrongs

Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or

Tricky Energy Terminology

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 “Science 101” written by Matt Bobrowsky.  Matt wrote an article entitled “What is Energy?”

Energy is one of those scientific terms that is commonly used outside of science and outside of the classroom with a variety of colloquial meanings.  This is another case where students don’t enter the classroom as blank slates but come with preconceptions about what energy means.  It’s a good idea to first find out what your students already think energy is, and then later they can compare their original ideas with what we know about it from scientists.

Reports from the Front Lines

  • It’s been about 10 years . . . 
  • Green Stamps Check – Spaced Practice  
  • Badges, Bitmoji, Design
  • Tech Coaches- what is their role

The Twitterverse  

Jack Berckemeyer  @JBerckemeyer

Feeling “Teacher Tired”? ” Administrator Tired”? Reset the classroom with the tips in this free webinar from our webinar series. Share this with a colleague who needs it and check out our webinar series- link in bio

Typical EduCelebrity   @EduCelebrity

I love walking through old schools. You’ll often find remnants of special construction designed for some educational fad that was done for a few years before being abandoned for something else.

Mary Reichard @ReichardWorld

Camaraderie of colleagues used to be emphasized. We can do it again. Team. Be able to disagree without rancor or public spectacle. @jennyrough and I seek to do that in #legaldocket


CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Director for Middle Level Programs Katie Powell @Beyond_the_Desk

on the release of her latest book Frustration Busters. She offers timely strategies we can all use during this challenging school year. Grab your copy

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


The Most Popular Lullaby From Every Country

Teens Know They’re Addicted to Social Media. How to Help Them Cut Back

How to Use the Method of Loci – The 2500-Year-Old Memory Hack


AXIS The Culture Translator

UnGoogle Me

What it is: Google will now allow minors (and their legal guardians) to request photos of themselves be deleted from their search database.

Why it’s good to know: The process is simple and straightforward. By going to Google’s “Help” page and supplying URLs of photos that you or your teens would like to be removed from the internet, the process of purging the image from the internet search giant begins. It’s widely accepted that “the internet never forgets” what’s been put on the web, and many young people have learned this the hard way as old memes and photos they posted come back to haunt them as adults. This is the first widely-available and easy-to-use tool that will make it possible for young people to protect their online reputation without paying hefty fees. On the flip side, Google stresses that removing an image from Google doesn’t mean it disappears from the web completely; it just makes it much harder to find.

Teach English via Elge Sleinotiene and FIPLV on Facebook:


Ohio Middle Level Association

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Picture Clean Up

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