LeAnn Millender

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Found: The 5 Most-Saved Crockpot Recipes in Pinterest History

I know I will regret saying this as soon as the temperatures dip below 65, but I'm excited for fall. Or more specifically, fall food. From Halloween …

Cooking

5 Easy Recipes That Helped This Woman Drop 60 Pounds

Natalie Jill transformed her body with simple dishes that use fresh, seasonal ingredients.<p>When Natalie Jill began mapping her weight loss journey, she refused to count calories or live on boring diet foods. Despite that, she dropped 60 pounds and she looks amazing. Now, this 46-year-old mom and …

Food

Delete old iOS backups to free up tons of space on your Mac

I was shocked to discover that the biggest chunk of data occupying my MacBook's ($1,249 at Amazon.com) limited storage were iOS files. Needless iOS files, to be exact. I was unknowingly storing iPhone ($1,000 at Cricket Wireless) backups on my Mac for an iPhone and an iPad ($346 at Amazon …

Operating Systems

Overlooked U.S. Routes That Make for Incredible Road Trips

The great American road trip has been a vacation idea for ages. Of course, Route 66 is an iconic choice; the Pacific Coast Highway and Blue Ridge Parkway are up there too. Yet there are many highways, routes, and byways across the United States that can also make this journey equally memorable. …

National Parks

I Was A Grudge Holder

I used to be a master grudge holder, and the worst part is that I didn’t see it as a negative characteristic. I thought that holding onto grudges …

Self-help

One of Oprah’s favorite thought leaders says these are the only 3 questions you need to ask yourself

One often wonders how one becomes a life and business coach and expert. It is such a lofty title. But for Marie Forleo, labeled by Oprah as “the …

Thought Leadership

12 Easy Fall Crockpot Recipes That Will Have You Begging for Seconds

It’s no secret that fall is the time of year when cooking becomes more of a welcome endeavor. Once summer’s temperatures have subsided and ovens are …

Cooking

16 Contest-Winning Slow Cooker Recipes from Around the World

We called for original slow cooker recipes highlighting worldwide cuisines, and these fabulous home cooks answered. Their winning results are a …

Cooking

Weeknight Skillet Lasagna Recipes So Easy and Delicious You'll Make Them Again and Again

Don’t know what to cook tonight? This. Do this.<p>There’s a lot to love about your skillet. Whether frying up some country ham in the morning or baking …

Cooking

10 things you should never say when making a presentation

Making a presentation at work can be scary. Some of us fear public speaking more than death. However, like many things in life, giving presentations …

Public Speaking

Stop Bashing The Common Core And Start Helping Teachers Deal With It

A new report casts doubt on whether the Common Core is improving education as intended, and critics of education reform aren’t surprised. But some teachers are demonstrating that the standards can spur fundamental—and positive—change.<p>When the Common Core literacy standards were unveiled in 2010, …

Teaching

Childhood trauma leaves scars that are genetic, not just emotional, study affirms

Neglect, abuse, violence and trauma endured early in life can ripple directly into a child’s molecular structure and distort their DNA, according to …

Mental Health

Two Strategies for Assessing for Learning: The Partial Credit Scoring Key and the Scoring Guide

<i>Written by Brent Duckor and Carrie Holmberg</i> These two assessment strategies can help you with your next-steps decision making. Both work by bringing …

Teaching

New Study Shows Learning About Growth Mindset At Start Of Ninth-Grade Increases Resilience

A new study, co-authored by David Yeager, one of the foremost experts on Social Emotional Learning (I’ve previously posted about his work, including …

Research

5 Things to Know About the New Google Classroom

Pinterest<p>At the end of June, Google announced some pretty big updates that are coming to Google Classroom. Although these features will not …

Education Technology

A Teacher's List Of 10 Things To Teach Your Child Before Kindergarten

It’s hard to believe that I will be sending a second child off to kindergarten this September. Having already sent one and being a teacher for over a …

Kids

5 Things Your Cover Letter Needs If You Want People to Read It, According to a Recruiter

Most of the time we don't even open that attachment.<p><i>Do recruiters read cover letters? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Ambra Benjamin, Tech Recruiting Manager at Facebook, on</i> …

Employment

A Peek at the New Google Classroom

Google Classroom Will Be Different For the Fall As always G Suite is adding features and updating interfaces. Some pretty big changes are coming to …

Education Technology

Strangers hands teacher wads of cash after hearing about her students' struggles

A charter school teacher who shared about her students on a flight last week landed with $530 in cash from strangers.<p>When a man on Southwest Airlines flight 1050 asked Kimberly Bermudez about her greatest challenge as a teacher, she said that "working at a low income school can be heartbreaking." …

Southwest Airlines

Want Students to Read Deeply? Ask Them These Two Kinds of Questions

Students often summarize or spout cliched morals when asked to analyze literature. But a new study finds two new ways teachers can get them to look …

'My teacher training was a psychological horror story'

Some of the biggest headlines revolve around the teacher recruitment and retention crisis. A big part of this is the state of teacher training. And …

But Do They Run Into Your Classroom?

For eight years I have been sharing my thoughts on this blog.Eight years of good.Eight years of not so good.Eight years of simply needing to get it …

Five award-winning teachers talk recharging over the summer

As Chicagoland students rejoice at the end of school, teachers also approach the summer with excitement – to be able to relax and recuperate from a …

Reading in primary: which model is best?

Somehow, I had ended up doing most of the work. I had switched from the traditional carousel guided reading model to whole-class reading and I had …

Regie Routman: On the Level with Leveled Books

To level, or not to level? Like many educational dilemmas there is no simple right or wrong answer. Literacy coach and author Regie Routman explores …

2 Questions to Focus on Long-Term Learning in Classrooms

It is “conference season” for many educators, and I have seen the wave of “60 Tools in 60 Minute” sessions being posted online. The promise is often …

How To Apply For $350 Million In Student Loan Forgiveness

There’s $350 million in student loan forgiveness available on a first-come, first-served basis.<p>Here’s what you need to know and how to apply.<p><b>Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness</b><p>On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education added a page to its website with details of the Temporary …

College & University

5 Golden Rules for Raising Mentally Strong Kids

Give your kids the skills they'll need to tackle life's toughest challenges head-on.<p>When my first book, <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>, hit the shelves, readers kept asking me the same question over and over again: "How do I teach my kids how to be mentally strong?"<p>I was thrilled to learn …

Classroom Management: A Summer to Plan Ahead

Once you settle into summer break and find yourself thinking back over the past year's successes and struggles, why not explore some fresh tools for …

Is personalized learning the future? This high school thinks so.

Vista High School has a big goal for the next four years: To make school feel smaller and more personal, even though there are thousands of students on campus.<p>Vista, located just north of San Diego, is an advocate of personalized learning, a method that encourages students to work at their own pace …

High School