Shawn and Troy talk about the rest of the school year. Dave addresses safety in Science.
What do you call a dancing cow?
- A milkshake
What do elves learn in school?
- The elf a bet
What kind of games do kids play if they can’t play video games?
- Bored games
How come clownfish isn’t a popular dinner item?
- It tastes funny
If you use UTC time, this year we’ll see:
- 2/22/22 22:22:22
You don’t need a parachute to go skydiving.
- You need a parachute to go skydiving twice.
I was going to have alligator for dinner.
- Then I realized that all I have is a croc pot.
Middle School Science Minute
Seven Teacher Tips to Create a Culture of Science Safety
I was recently reading the October 20, 2021 NSTA Blog, hosted by the National Science Teaching Association. This blog was entitled, “Creating a Culture of Science Safety: 7 Teacher Tips for This Fall (and Beyond),” written by Mike Marvel.
The seven tips that follow will help ensure safe lab practices year-round while helping educators establish a science culture rooted in safety:
1. Discuss risks
2. Conduct research
3. Never add methanol to a burning flame
4. Inspect equipment
5. Use a safety contract
6. Provide frequent reminders
7. Build student confidence
Reports from the Front Lines
- Getting back to “normal”?
- Prepping for next year
- Semester End
- Getting in your own professional development.
I really dislike how meetings about my job keep me from doing my job
If your car is the last one in the school parking lot, then you’re not a good teacher despite what you think. Good teachers don’t have cars because they live their whole adult life in the classroom. While you’re going home, they’re already at home! Stop flattering yourself.
How evaluations make me a worse teacher. http://michaelkaechele.com/how-evaluations-make-me-a-worse-teacher/
Paper Bobsled: STE(A)M Olympics-Related Lesson https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2022/01/18/paper-bobsled-steam-olympics-related-lesson/ via @jackiegerstein
#mschat every Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. And as Troy says, “The Twitter never stops!”
Breaking the Plane
All of sudden, Doug Lemov’s phrase, “Breaking The Plane,” came to me. It’s the catchy term he uses to describe the age-old teacher move of not staying in front of the class and, instead, moving around the room(you can read his piece, What is ‘Breaking the Plane’?, which is on The Best Posts On Classroom Management list).
All You Need to Select and Use Mentor Texts
Inside the Mind of A Master Procrastinator
Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn’t make sense, but he’s never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window — and encourages us to think harder about what we’re really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.
Slang of the Week (from Axis, The Culture Translator)
Iykyk: “If you know, you know,” referring to a niche interest or an inside joke. (Ex: “We always order our burgers animal style. Iykyk.”)
PROOF POINTS: Combining remote and in-person learning led to chaos, study finds
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