Professional Development for staff, a few ratholes, and how teachers can continue to grow. Hey, Dave has PD tips too.
What do you call a guy standing in a hole?
I have a new pen that writes underwater. It’s amazing. It writes other words as well.
How do you get down off an elephant?
- You don’t. You get down off a duck.
Did you know the first french fry wasn’t cooked in France?
- It was cooked in Greece
I fear that Elon Musk is going to get into a scandal. It would last for, like, ever.
I finished writing my book on penguins.
- In hindsight, it would’ve been easier to use paper.
I had a happy childhood. My Dad used to roll me down hills in tires.
- Those were Goodyears
I called Siri “Alexa”. Now neither one will talk to me.
My friend has a new boyfriend. However, he’s in another nation.
A farmer caught his cow smoking weed.
- The steaks have never been higher
Why should you keep a knife in the freezer?
- For making cold cuts
Hey, did you know that Bruce Lee had a brother? That brother was a vegetarian.
- Broco Lee
Middle School Science Minute
The Importance of Professional Development
I was recently reading the November/December 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 Patti McGinnis. Patti wrote an article entitled “The Importance of Professional Development.”
Professional Development is best conducted via opportunities to learn in the workplace through Professional Learning Communities, instructional coaching, or any vehicle that focuses on improving student achievement through teacher practices.
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Good administrators allow their staff to wear jeans on Fridays. Elite administrators allow their staff to wear sweatpants.
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Bugman: A man who loves being part of consumer culture, loves buying the newest technology, and doesn’t appear to be ashamed of the part they play in the collective “hive-mind” (hence: he is a bug man). Example: Is Mark Zuckerberg a person, a robot, or the king of the Bugmen?
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