MSM 523: Add This To Your Saddle Bag


Shawn and Troy start with a rathole, Dave gets down and dirty. 


Why are there POPTarts but no MOMtarts?

  • It’s a pastryarchy

Last night I dreamed that I weighed less than a thousandth of a gram. 

  • I was like 0mg. 

Is an argument between two Vegans still called a “beef”. 

Steve Winwood began his solo career in 1977.

  • He would’ve started earlier, but he was stuck in Traffic.

If you have any vegetable jokes, please lettuce know. 

Bigfoot is sometimes confused with Sasquatch.

  • Yeti never complains

Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or

Soil Scientist

I was recently reading the September/October 2021 issue of “The Science Teacher” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association. In this issue, I read the section “Career of the Month” written by Luba Vangelova.  Luba wrote an article entitled “Soil Scientist.”

Soil scientists study the soil, for the purpose of understanding it in its natural state, or in its capacity to serve human purposes.  The podcast features Janes Hartsig, a soil scientist working in the role of vegetation manager, an Invenergy LLA in Denver, Colorado.

Reports from the Front Lines

  • Why Vocabulary?
  • Remote Learning
  • Ice Breakers Virtually
  • Moodle Student Tracking 

The Twitterverse  

Andrew Wheelock @AMWheelock

Really love the connections between @pixar and education. Great work  @jmattmiller

Tara Maynard @tmaynard5

Just got done presenting about Formative Assessment at #AMLE21 If you missed it, here are the slides. Formative assessment is great but if you don’t change instruction or do something with the data, then it’s pointless! #mschat #miched  

Erika Garcia  @flyingmonkey13

Today was a long week. I’m exhausted. Y’all, this education thing is no joke.

Ian Jukes  @ijukes

Time for school!  

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


 AXIS:  The Culture Translator

  1. Resigned to “Lie Flat:  Data shows that 4.3 million American workers quit their jobs in August alone, capping  five month trend of mass resignations all over the country.  Sociologists are interpreting this as Gen Z’s reinterpratation of how the world of work should work.  
  2. Slang of the Week:  Trap House – Originally used to describe a house where illegal drug sales occur, now used by younger people to describe the location of a party where there’s alcohol or simply a wild party.  

Web Spotlight:  

Can Data Die?

The Lenna image may be relatively unknown in pop culture today, but in the engineering world, it remains an icon.

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