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All Student Hand-Outs From Our First Book On Teaching ELLs Are Available For Free Again!

All the student hand-outs from the first book Katie Hull and I wrote have been available for free download to everyone ever since the book was …

Teaching

10 Egg Recipes That Will Make You Skip the Snooze Button

Breakfast

How to Bake Eggs Like a Pro

With their rich, liquid yolks and tender, silky whites, baked eggs are a truly indulgent dish whether served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. And …

Breakfast

Here Is A Powerful Video Tool to Gather Students Feedback

Flipgrid is a video-based discussion platform you can use to engage your students in a wide variety of learning experiences. The way it works is very …

Education Technology

Multiple Grades: The First Step to Improving Grading and Reporting

Guest blogger Thomas R. Guskey says, "Grading and reporting are more of a challenge in effective communication than simply a task of quantifying data …

Teaching

The Top 12 Dirty Produce Items You Should Avoid

Ok, so you probably already know that unless it’s marked organic, the fruits and vegetables you are eating have been sprayed with pesticides. What …

Agriculture

This Is the Most Popular Slow Cooker Recipe on Pinterest

Y'all it's slow cooker season. I don't care where you live — there is nothing better than a recipe that requires very little hands-on work and …

Cooking

Shoulder Length Haircuts To Show Your Hairstylist Now

Ah, this length is just right.<p>Shoulder-length hair gets flack for lacking gumption. It’s often dismissed as a transition stage between, say, a blunt …

Hairstyling

Our Top Slow-Cooker Soup Recipes to Make in 2018

Baby it’s cold outside.<p>There’s nothing like a slow-cooker recipe to help you out during busy weeks. Simply add the ingredients, press a button, and …

20 Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes with Eggs

While fried, poached, and scrambled eggs are best made right before eating, there are plenty of other eggy options that hold up well and can be made …

Push, Don't Pity, Students in Poverty:How to Pick a Good Read-Aloud Text

When scouting a new book that will hook students, Zieba says sometimes a safe bet is just to go with a new book from a really popular middle grades …

Instant Pot recipe: Korean Chile-Braised Brisket and Kimchi Coleslaw

Excerpted from <i>Dinner in an Instant</i> by Melissa Clark<p>Korean Chile-Braised Brisket and Kimchi Coleslaw<p>4 to 5 pounds beef brisket, cut into 3 or 4 …

17 Whole30 Recipes You Can Make in an Instant Pot

Whole30 is all the rage, and you've likely seen it on social media, or heard at least a few of your friends talk about it. If you're not totally …

Cooking

Watch Justin Timberlake Tease New Album in Behind-the-Scenes Doc

Justin Timberlake offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of his upcoming album, <i>Man of the Woods</i>, and teases a handful of previously unheard …

10 Clean-Eating Desserts That Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

These lightened-up desserts don't skimp on flavor.<p>The Ultimate Unbaked Brownies<p>It’s not every day that you can make and enjoy a batch of brownies …

A Writing Strategy That Works For Every Student, Every Time

A Writing Strategy That Works For Every Student, Every Time by Terry Heick Writing is difficult to teach, if for no other reason than it is also …

Pedagogy

These Post-Apocalyptic Books Will Freak You Out

Armageddon. The apocalypse. Judgement Day. For every word there is to describe the end of days, there are five different ways authors have envisioned …

Books

9 Breakfasts to Make When You're Cutting Back On Sugar (So Probably Right Now)

OK, fam, we're doing this. If your plan is to cut down on sugar this year (or month... baby steps), we’re right there with you. And while it’s …

27 Insanely Delicious Soups That Will Keep You Cozy All Winter Long

Soup is probably one of the most under-appreciated foods out there.<p>Oftentimes, we disregard soups' ability to hold their own as entrées, casting them …

A Look Back: I Knew Encouraging Oral Reading Fluency Was Important, But I Didn’t Realize It Was This Important….

<b>Over the next few days, I’ll be taking a break now-and-then from blogging to both take some R & R and to finish-up some more extended writing</b> …

5 Thought Leaders to Follow In 2018

Start this year off on the right foot by committing to learning from the best<p>As I ask my friends in business about their New Year's resolutions, I've been surprised by how many of them have given variations on the same answer.<p>"To learn more."<p>The best entrepreneurs realize that their success is …

Why Standards-Based Teaching Has Failed to Raise Reading Achievement

<i>Blast from the Past: This was originally posted on February 22,</i> 2015 <i>and was reposted on January 4, 2018. This blog entry explains one important</i> …

15 Healthy Grocery Items to Buy at Aldi

With groceries priced about 30 percent lower than at most other supermarkets, Aldi is undoubtedly a budget-friendly place to shop. What you may not …

Delicious INSTANT POT BREAKFAST recipes

Was looking for Instant pot breakfast recipes?<p>You are at the right place! Here is a list of 7 amazing instant pot <b>breakfast</b> recipes you need to try …

How to Make Instant-Pot Yogurt, Step-by-Step

I'm going to tell you something you may not believe: in order to make yogurt in the Instant Pot, the first ingredient you'll need is...yogurt.<p>I know …

5 Secret-Ingredient Soups

We won’t spill the beans, but here’s a little hint: these flavorful ingredients do the work for you.<p>Beef-and-Barley Soup With Porcini<p>Meet your new …

8 Perfect-for-Winter Soup Recipes

On what feels like a never-ending quest for a seasonal meal to please all palates? Look no further than these eight soup recipes: simple, surprising, …

5 Secret-Ingredient Soups

We won’t spill the beans, but here’s a little hint: these flavorful ingredients do the work for you.<p>Beef-and-Barley Soup With Porcini<p>Meet your new …

Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Slow Cooker Frittata

Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Slow Cooker Frittata<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Line the bottom and all the way up the sides of a 4-to 6-quart slow cooker insert …

Part Two: The Best Parent Engagement Resources – 2017

You may or may not know that I have another blog focusing on parent engagement resources. And I have scores of related “Best” lists here.<p>Over the …