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This Sensational Kid Schooling Jimmy Fallon on How to Ignore the Haters Is a Champion

Twelve-year-old Ciro Ortiz mans a stand in a New York City subway station and dishes out “emotional advice” to passersby who ask for it, so of course …

Near-Death Experience as Training to Care for the Dying

In <i>The New York Times Magazine</i>, Jon Mooallem has a moving profile of doctor B.J. Miller, a triple amputee since an accident in his sophomore year of …

The Best Canadian Poet You’ve Never Heard Of

A lukewarm review of Karen Solie’s third poetry collection, <i>Pigeon</i>, once ran in <i>The Fiddlehead</i>, followed by an exceedingly long footnote. In the …

Why Is Joseph Boyden’s Indigenous Identity Being Questioned?

In 1859, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts mandated one John Milton Earle “to examine into the condition of all Indians and the descendants of …

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Over or Under: We Asked a Physicist to End the World’s Great Toilet Paper Debate

What we talk about when we talk about toilet paper orientation.<p>The other day I was in my bathroom, replacing the toilet paper next to the toilet. I wasn't really paying attention to what I was doing and ended up putting it on "backward," with the "tear" of the toilet paper facing the wall, rather …

Using The Evaluation Process To Help Teachers Grow: Who's In The Driver's Seat?

There's an old Harry Wong saying about classroom management and pedagogy that goes something like this:<p>Whoever is doing the most work<br>Is doing the …

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100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

<i>The easy tool educators are using every day</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Google Classroom allows …

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An Illustrated Starter Guide to Phrases Coined by Shakespeare

Next time you’re at the local bar’s quiz night, and the question has something to do with state birds, guess cardinal. That is, if you’re otherwise unsure. Seven U.S. states use the cardinal for their representative plumed pal. Seven out of fifty odds isn’t bad for a guess.<p>Likewise, if you’re …

10 Writing Lessons I Learned From Interviewing 30 Best-Selling Authors

Stay focused and get more writing done<p>Having interviewed more than 30 bestselling authors over the past year on my podcast, I've learned a lot about how they overcome distractions and mental blocks and get down to work each day.<p>I like to ask them about their writing process: How they get started …

6 Life Hacks Learned in Prison That Will Maximize Your Productivity

A life hack is defined as a strategy or technique to more efficiently manage one’s time and daily activities.<p>After I quickly shook off the shock of …

A Very Good Tool for Creating Comic Strips with Students

July, 2015<br>As is the case with Book Cover Creator we reviewed in a previous post, Comic Creator is another useful tool from ReadWriteThink that …

Aziz Ansari: Love, Online Dating, Modern Romance and the Internet

By aziz ansari<p>My parents had an arranged marriage. This always fascinated me. I am perpetually indecisive about even the most mundane things, and I …

How To Create A Test That Grades Itself Using Google Forms

<b>How To Create Self Grading Assessments With Google Forms</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p><i>For professional development on using Google in the classroom, contact</i> …

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Parts of Speech Lesson Plan: Vary Sentence Beginnings by Utilizing the Parts of Speech

Lesson Plan: Use Parts of Speech to Improve Sentence Beginnings<p>By Trent Lorcher<p>parts of speech lesson plans, parts of speech sentences<p>Needful Things …

A Powerful Way To Demystify The Writing Process With Technology

<b>Writing as a Process</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Writing is arduous, difficult work.<p>Even for those who have chosen writing as a profession, the muse often fails to …

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This drawing appears in the July 14 Sunday NY Times Book Review. Thanks to Book Review editor Pamela Paul! Also, thanks to my middle school English …

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10 Tips for Writing Impactful Dialogue

It’s okay to use identifiers like “he said”, “she replied”, he “asked”, but try to minimize them when you can, especially if only two people are …

Why Stephen King Spends 'Months and Even Years' Writing Opening Sentences

The author of horror classics like The Shining and its 2013 sequel Doctor Sleep says the best writers hook their readers with voice, not just action.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b><p>Doug McLean<p>Stephen King brings us two new …

The Five Beats of Successful Storytelling & How They Can Help You Land Your Next Job

Author Philip Pullman wrote, “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” Whether we’re talking …

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6 Places You Can Find Great Creative Writing Prompts

Advertisement<p>Writing can be difficult, and it’s not only full-time writers who suffer from “writer’s block”. Students have papers to write. …

Pen & Ink: An Illustrated Collection of Unusual, Deeply Human Stories Behind People’s Tattoos

We wear the stories of our lives — sometimes through our clothes, sometimes even more deeply, through the innermost physical membrane that separates self from world. More than mere acts of creative self-mutilation, tattoos have long served a number of unusual purposes, from celebrating science to …

Once Upon an Alphabet: Oliver Jeffers’s Imaginative Illustrated Stories for the Letters

In the 1990s, three decades after the debut of his now-iconic grim alphabet book, the great Edward Gorey reimagined the letters in a series of 26-word cryptic stories. Now comes a worthy modern counterpart by one of the most original and imaginative children’s book storytellers and artists of our …