Shawn and Troy talk about shock therapy for the kids, go on several tangents, share ideas and more . Dave has energy literacy for all.
Did you hear about the middle schooler was sprayed deodorant into the mouth?
- Now he talks with a weird axe-scent
My next-door neighbor keeps boasting that his Golden Retriever dog can bring a ball back from nearly half a mile away.
- Does that seem a bit far-fetched to you..?
Why should you never scream into a colander?
- You’ll strain your voice
My wife and I laugh at how competitive we are.
- But, I laugh more
Yesterday I spotted an albino Dalmatian
- It was the best I could do for him
What is the most mythical vegetable?
- A unicorn
I’ve entered our neighborhoods annual tightest hat competition
- Just hope I can pull it off this year..
I’m changing my username to “Nobody”
- That way when I post something stupid I can like it and it will say, “Nobody likes this”
I just saw a burglar kick in his own door
- He must have been working from home
I was going to rent a Bouncy House this weekend, but it is too expensive.
- Mainly due to inflation.
I’m not a fan of elevator music.
- It’s bad on every level.
Middle School Science Minute
I was recently reading the July/August 2022 issue of “Science Scope” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association. In this issue, I read the Editor’s Corner, written by Patty McGinnis. She wrote a column entitled, “Energy Literacy.”
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) defines energy literacy as “an understanding of the nature and role of energy in the world and daily lives accompanied by the ability to apply this understanding to answer questions and solve problems.”
Reports from the Front Lines
- Knowing your Tech
- Creativity Takes Time
Artist formerly known as Prince.
I wish King Charles III the best in his leadership. All of the history teachers are hoping it goes better than it did for Charles II.
Word of the morning is ‘thole’ (14th century): tolerance and forbearance, as towards other people’s feelings and points of view.
Word of the day is ‘finifugal’ (19th century): regretting the end of something, such as a good book, or the summer.
Make how to search Google mandatory in school:
#mschat every Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. And as Troy says, “The Twitter never stops!”
36 LESSONS FROM MY 36 YEARS IN EDUCATION | JON BERGMANN
FlashCards – Flippity
Turn a Google Spreadsheet into flashcards. Here is a great explainer from Richard Byrne. Flippity allows terms to be read out loud. You can include videos and images.
Abbott & Costello 7 x 13 = 28
AXIS: The Culture Translator
Into the Spooniverse
What it is: An online community of young women who live with chronic pain, called “spoonies” drew attention this week for the ways they post about their illnesses online. #Spoonie has 867 million views on TikTok.
Beast of Burger
What it is: YouTuber Mr. Beast launched the first brick-and-mortar location of his burger joint at the American Dream Mall in New Jersey.
Song of the Week:
“Tití Me Preguntó” by Bad Bunny: still orbiting the top of music charts alongside Bad Bunny’s other major hit “Me Porto Bonito,” this song is about having a lot of girlfriends, and swapping them out whenever he gets bored. Toward the end, Bunny says he wants to fall in love, but can’t, because he’s addicted to the novelty. The song is almost entirely in Spanish, and the title roughly translates to “Auntie asked me,” as in, “Auntie asked me if I have a lot of girlfriends.” For the (Spanish) lyrics, click here; for a video with Spanish and English side-by-side, click here.
The U.S. diet is deadly. Here are 7 ideas to get Americans eating healthier
the typical American diet is shortening the lives of many Americans. Diet-related deaths outrank deaths from smoking, and about half of U.S. deaths from heart disease – nearly 900 deaths a day – are linked to poor diet.
Girls vs. Stereotypes
Challenge prevailing cultural stereotypes and societal barriers that erode girls’ confidence, leadership and potential.
From August 15 – September 15 we will be launching a topic called, “Girls vs. Stereotypes” and calling for photos of real, confident girls that break barriers and promote gender equality.
How we are going to make it last:
In addition to encouraging more diverse submissions, to combat the societal biases that AI perpetuates in Search, Unsplash is making some tweaks to its algorithm by adding diversity tags to the accepted images which will feature more inclusive photos at the top of Search. Because when you change the algorithm, you change people’s perceptions of what girls can and should look like.