Troy and Shawn share thoughts about kids starting a podcast about book club, going to Europe, and more. Dave has some tips about teaching science.
When you clean your vacuum, you become the Vacuum Cleaner.
Had a debate with a flat earther. He said he’d walk to the edge to prove me wrong. I said, “you’ll come around eventually”.
Shout out to the people who want to know what the opposite of in is.
Hey, now that things are opening back up, the re-opening of the Lego store was a huge event.
- People were lined up for blocks.
Your fingers have fingertips, but your toes don’t have toetips.
- Yet, you can tiptoe, but not tipfinger.
- The word Queue is just a Q followed by 4 silent letters.
You recite in a play and play in a recital.
Middle School Science Minute
I was recently reading the January/February 2022 issue of “The Science Teacher” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association. In this issue, I read the section, “Focus on Physics,” written by Paul G. Hewitt. He wrote an article entitled, “A Personal Journey to Classroom Success.”
There are some central rules to heed, in order to be, an appreciated and effective science teacher:
- Do Less professing and more questioning and listening
- Not knowing everything is okay
- Pace your class well
- Exam coverage
- Don’t frown on the notion of “teaching to the test”
- Exam fairness
- Grade exams in a timely manner and post scores quickly
- Respect is a two-way street
Reports from the Front Lines
- Podcast from kids
- PD for next year
- Tech use moving forward
- How is student behavior different
20 Enduring Proverbs Written By Ben Franklin!
My #DailyGoodness for today: Student who was failing (how can you fail Mrs. Kirr’s class?!?!) put in effort today and got all answers right. I asked, “Hmm… why do you think that is?” Answer: “I actually read the article.” Small successes are still successes.
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Want Americans to understand their government? Teach them history. Want them to know the rights & duties of citizenship? Teach them history. Want them to understand present problems? Teach them history. Want numbed disoriented Americans? Close history dept’s
Students don’t hate technology. They hate the substitution of technology for work that was already busy-work on paper.
When educators are given way too much to do.
The Coordinator of Curriculum and Director of Curriculum can’t agree on the latest flavor-of-the-month acronym they want teachers to implement. So instead of arguing, they decided that teachers will be required to use both in their classrooms.
Principal: What is a good opening activity that will tie in to my presentation? Me: “Turn to a partner and discuss a moment in which you needlessly wasted everyone’s time.”
#mschat every Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. And as Troy says, “The Twitter never stops!”
France24: Truth or Fake?
Want a resource that focuses on showing how media can be “managed?” Take a look at France24’s Truth or False? Segment. Airs daily and you can find it here:
Axis: The Culture Translator
Outta pocket: This older slang has been making the rounds and is used to mean “out of line” or “acting inappropriate.” (Ex: “This guy is absolutely outta pocket, cutting me off like that.”)
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Teaching Digital Citizenship
InCtrl is a series of free standards-based lessons that teach key digital citizenship concepts. These lessons, for students in grades 4-8, are designed to engage students through inquiry-based activities, and collaborative
and creative opportunities.
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