MSM 390: What the G are you talking about?  It’s CODAPendence.

Jokes You Can Use:  


Which pet makes the most noise?

  • A Trumpet.

What happens to a frog’s car when it breaks down?

  • It gets TOAD.

Why do pimples make horrible prisoners?

  • They keep breaking out

What do you get if you cross a fridge and a stereo?

  • Cool Music




Hole Punch Flipbooks


Roman Mars is obsessed with flags

*Note that there is a couple of swear words in the audio. You can skip the very first part and just show the actual Podcast. (Then, there are a couple of “badass”  utterances in the six minute).


The secrets of the ‘high-potential’ personality

    1. Competitiveness
    2. Risk approach (or courage)
    3. Curiosity
    4. Ambiguity acceptance
    5. Adjustment
    6. Conscientiousness


The truth, of course, is a little more nuanced. It turns out the same traits, in excess, may also impede your performance, and the real secret to success may be to know exactly where you fall on each spectrum, and how to make the most of your strengths and account for your weaknesses.


Middle School Science Minute  

by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or

The Advantages of Biodegradable Products

I was recently reading the February, 2018 issue of “Science Scope,” a magazine written for middle school science teachers, published by the National Science Teachers Association.  


In this issue, I read an article in the Disequilibrium section, “The Advantages of Biodegradable Products,” written by Todd Hoover. The article helps teachers design a 5E Unit to help students visualize the differences between polystyrene and starch-based packing peanuts.


From the Twitterverse:

Eric Curts‏ @ericcurts

4 Fake Sites to Teach Students Website Evaluation … #edtech

Denis Sheeran‏ @MathDenisNJ

Be a leader who knows that it is your role to create a world in which those whom you lead will come to outperform you. And when they do, feel joy and pride. #ThursdayThoughts #leadlap #edchat #leadupchat #CultureEd #leadership #TLAP #makeitreal

Eric Curts‏ @ericcurts

Student Reading Log Template with Google Sheets … #edtech

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




Powerful Way to End the School Year

One of our strategies that teachers enjoy using at the end of the school year is a practical, easy-to-use tool we call Celebrating Learning With Year Mapping.




The Letter G

In fact, researchers discovered that most people didn’t even realise there were two different forms of the letter — the looptail and the opentail.


“Many researchers are thinking now that learning to write plays an important role in learning to read,” said Professor McCloskey. “We’re writing less and less in our culture nowadays.”




Tricider for Education  Polling and brainstorming for classrooms.  

Breakout Box Resources



CODAP is a free web-based data tool designed as a platform for developers and as an application for students in grades 6–14.

Web Spotlight:

Why Teens Should Understand Their Own Brains (And Why Their Teachers Should, Too!)




Random Thoughts . . .  


Personal Web Site


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