MSM 524: The Teachers Are Just Like the Students

Summary:


Professional Development for staff, a few ratholes, and how teachers can continue to grow. Hey, Dave has PD tips too. 

Jokes: 

What do you call a guy standing in a hole? 

  • Phil

May be an image of text that says 'FEBRUARY 22, 2022 [2/22/22) 22] FALLS ON A TUESDAY, SO WE'LL BE ABLE TO CALL IT 2'S DAY. "I KNOW, I'M A DORK, BUT I'M EXCITED-ABOUT THIS!" FUNNY THOUGHTS AND JOKES'

May be an image of one or more people and text that says '"I can't end my messages with 'Love, Shaq', because the B-52s ruined that for me" Shaquille O'Neal'

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.

  • Elongate

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. 

  • Imagination

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  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com)

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.

http://k12science.net/the-importance-of-professional-development/ 

Reports from the Front Lines

  • Quality Professional Development 
    • Coaching
    • Self-selected

The Twitterverse  

Typical EduCelebrity  @EduCelebrity

Good administrators allow their staff to wear jeans on Fridays. Elite administrators allow their staff to wear sweatpants.

Sam  @SamIAm2021MD

I am blown away by this COVID vaccine video, one of the coolest things I have seen in a long time

Rick Wormeli@rickwormeli2

Middle School Educators: This is one of the best books to maintain middle school focus this year and in the years ahead – Take a look! @AMLE @DruTomlin4Edu @blocht574 The Successful Middle School This We Believe promotional video with Rick… https://youtu.be/TQZTwE6QqJw via @YouTube  

𝐓𝐂𝐄𝐀@TCEA

8 Ways to Scaffold #Writing for English Learners https://bit.ly/3H5Yzd2   @ValentinaESL

#ell #mllchat #learning #langchat #teachertwitter #readingwritingELs #EB

Moodle Users Association  @moodleassoc

Replying to  @VertalerJoost

Hi Joost, yes all our Town Halls are recorded and available for members to view at their own time and pace. You will find them here: https://bit.ly/3lxtiao

Dr. Bryan Pearlman, EdD, LMSW – #MaslowBeforeBloom @DrP_Principal

Stress Response In Kids… Fight, Flight, Freeze… #maslowbeforebloom

Alice Keeler  @alicekeeler

“We are always demanding teachers to innovate and create. We want them to use tech to make all the units. But teachers need time.” –  @maprats

Justin McMillan  @justinwmcmillan

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

Strategies:  

Student Self-Assessment

https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=428873

Resources:  

Open ClipArt

Since 2004, Now with 168094 clipart.

In the Open Clipart collection, all graphics are stored using the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format. Major standard supported all across the web, SVG files are very portable and can easily be scaled, edited or printed without deformation.

” All of Openclipart’s content is public domain due to expired copyright, failing to reach the threshold of originality, or being deeded into the public domain to the greatest legal extent possible by its owners.

https://openclipart.org/#annotations:gQp1DD9mEeyg5oOcAXkM3A

SMART – Servier Medical ART

3000- Free medical images to illustrate your publications and Powerpoint presentations

https://smart.servier.com/#annotations:a8jOokFxEeykE_d5oqZQKg

Web Spotlight:  

16 Powerful Little Known Facts to Help Manage Your Life

https://charliestephen6.medium.com/16-powerful-little-known-facts-to-help-manage-your-life-821fe4006120#annotations:GfF3MEHDEey1GYuLjOFFyw

Slang of the Week

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?  

Estonian Poet Marie Under – Six Poems

Who was Marie Under and why is she so important for Estonians? Like many Estonian cultural greats of the turbulent 20th century, who lived during the oppressive Soviet occupation, her story is full both of joy and sadness.

https://estonianworld.com/culture/six-poems-estonian-poet-marie/?fbclid=IwAR1ShKLhQztl3D907c4y4kv_QKoOi3k4IL0F4DdjsvVH4ZQsWmiups6BoBo

Random Thoughts . . .  

Personal Web Site   

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