Catherine Pate

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Every kid needs a champion

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people …

Five Reasons every Leader should Blog

Every leader should thoughtfully consider being an active blogger (consistently publishing posts). The act of writing and publishing has the …

The Case Against Laptops in the Classroom

Last week, at the Aspen Ideas festival, there came an interesting little moment between Kentaro Toyama, a computer scientist, and Jim Steyer, a …

Laptops

17 Delicious Indian Foods That You Can Make At Home

Even better than take-out.

31 Healthy Crockpot Freezer Meals

Do you want to eat healthy dinners without having to slave away in the kitchen? Healthy crockpot freezer meals are your answer!! Here are 31 …

Cooking

16 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent thread on Quora discussed some of the best destinations in Europe that remain unknown.<p>The answers hit on a number of hidden gems, which we included in this list, along with some others that came from our own research.<p>From Denmark's Faroe Islands to one of Armenia's oldest monasteries, here …

European Travel

Slow-Cooker Indian Spiced Chicken with Tomato and Cream

Servings<p>This fragrant sauce calls for a mix of dried spices. If the ones you’ve got in the pantry smell musty or you can’t remember when you bought them, restock.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter) or vegetable oil<p>6 chicken legs (drumsticks with thighs; about 3 pounds)<p>Kosher salt, …

Slow-cooker sweets! 5 easy dessert recipe you can make in a Crock-Pot

We know why you love slow cookers. It’s the hands-off, set-it-and-forget-it ease that makes it a cook’s best friend when it comes to preparing dinner. Those same qualities make it a baker’s buddy, too. Yes, it’s true: You can make cakes, puddings, brownies and more in your slow cooker. That means …

How to Tell a Story the Right Way

When he jokes about the heavy snow falling outside, Peter Aguero‘s chuckle sounds like a quiet echo in a deep cavern. But now, after the champion …

Public Speaking

I read books by only minority authors for a year. It showed me just how white our reading world is.

In 2014, I decided that for the entire year, I would not read books written by white authors. My goal was to address the reading practices I developed growing up in Australia, where white authors have dominated the literary world. My high school reading list was filled with the “classics” — …

The Best Twitter Chat For Teachers In 2015

<b>The Best Twitter Chat For Teachers In 2015</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b>If there was ever a doubt that education twitter chats were kind of a big deal, this …

Education Technology

How to Create Shareworthy Twitter Images: 10 Ways to Maximize Engagement on Your Tweets

For gaining more engagement, clicks, retweets, and replies, Twitter images work.<p>It’s why we created Pablo—a simple way to create social media images …

30+ Ultimate Headline Formulas for Tweets, Posts, Articles, and Emails

A headline can serve either as an apple pie on the windowsill of your content or as its bouncer. It’s all in the way you phrase things.<p>Fortunately …

Infographics

The Complete Social Media Post Checklist

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Before you hit the Publish button or send an update to the queue, what do you do?<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p>Quite often, I find myself publishing instinctively and sometimes failing to consider all the necessary questions and guidelines for what …

Social Media

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

The Best of Shakespeare

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Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 tips on how to write a good short story

From Kurt Vonnegut’s introduction to his short story anthology, Bagombo Snuff Box, 8 tips on how to write a good short story.<p>Use the time of a total …

Creative Writing

5 Essential Leadership Lessons From A Beloved Teacher Who's Inspired Thousands

If you’re fortunate in life, every once in a while, you come across an individual who has been so positive, encouraging and uplifting that you just stop in your tracks in awe. You can’t help but feel deeply grateful that you’ve crossed paths, and you’re reminded of what’s wonderfully special in …

Leadership

How to Become a Morning Workout Person

New research helps morning workout fiends to lose weight faster. Tips on how to join them<p>Put down the banana, rise-and-grinders: According to a new study published online in the British Journal of Nutrition, people who exercise early in the morning on an empty stomach burn more fat than those who …

12 Cartoons to Help You Break Awkward Silences

We all know the wide conversational gap between "Hello, how are you?" and "You're my new best friend, let's hang out tomorrow and the day after that, would you like to get matching neck tattoos?" How do we bridge that gap? Whether it's a first date or the first ten minutes at a party, you need …

Teacher Interview Questions that Work

Dr. Todd Whitaker says, “The best thing a principal can do to build parent relations is to ensure every student has a phenomenal teacher.” To do …

Pedagogy

Start Writing: The Common App Reveals New Essay For College Applicants

The last few college acceptance/rejection letters for high school seniors are trickling in, so that can mean only one thing: time for juniors to start the process. The Common Application, commonly known as the Common App, has released its list of essay prompts for the fall season, including an …

College & University

33 Gorgeous DIY Projects To Decorate Your Grown Up Apartment

Get ~inspired~.

Top 10 Mac keyboard shortcuts everyone should know

Mastering a few crucial Mac keyboard shortcuts will make using your Apple computer easier and much more efficient. Cutting your reliance on your mouse will help you work more quickly, and you’ll undoubtedly impress your family, friends and co-workers to no end. You might even end up becoming the …

Operating Systems

30 High-Impact Ways to Level Up Your Writing

<i>This is a guest contribution from freelance blogger and email copywriter Hassan Ud-deen.</i><p>Ever feel like your writing could be better?<p>If you’re a …

15 Notebooks That Will Inspire Your Creativity

We schedule appointments and meetings on our smartphones and computers, we take notes on our tablets and even journal through apps. But for some people — or everyone, on certain occasions — our tech devices can hinder our creative juices. The practices of handwriting, calligraphy and even sketching …

20 Ways to Supercharge Your Ability to Learn

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Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous

<i>Fareed Zakaria, a columnist for The Washington Post, is the host of “Fareed Zakaria GPS” on CNN and the author of “In Defense of a Liberal Education.”</i><p>If Americans are united in any conviction these days, it is that we urgently need to shift the country’s education toward the teaching of specific, …

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