Lisa Trent

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26 Contemporary Books That Should Be Taught In High School

"I was born with a reading list I will never finish." —Maud Casey

Books

School is a prison — and damaging our kids

Longer school years aren’t the answer. The problem is school itself. Compulsory teach-and-test simply doesn’t work<p>Parents send their children to school with the best of intentions, believing that’s what they need to become productive and happy adults. Many have qualms about how well schools are …

10 Easy Steps to Using Minecraft in Your Class

You know how involving (and fun!) Minecraft can be for building user communities. How can you put Minecraft to work in your classroom? Colin …

Education Technology

Sandy Slouch Hat (free pattern)

Share It:<p>A new slouch hat pattern! YAY!<p>I love slouch hats. And you guys must, too, because the Jenny Slouch quickly became one of my most popular …

Frank Schaeffer writes about the conspiracy of religious home schooling, and how it was shaped to overthrow secular America. (Schaeffer also suggests that all of this helped a certain nobody from Alaska briefly rise to the heights of power.)

Courtesy of Salon:<p><i>As someone who participated in the rise of the religious right in the 1970s and 1980s, I can tell you that you can’t understand the</i> …

Crochet Chevron Scarf Pattern

Shares 14K<p>The <i>adjustable crochet scarf or</i> some may also call it a crochet keyhole scarf <i></i>is the perfect design to keep you cozy warm on those cool, …

25 'Minecraft' Creations That Will Blow Your Flippin' Mind

25 'Minecraft' Creations That Will Blow Your Mind<p>1. Ancient Metropolis<p>2. King's Landing (<i>Game of Thrones</i>)<p>3. Space Shuttle<p>4. The Bedrock Dome<p>5. One …

WaterWheel Water Carrier for Urban India

In India, collecting and carrying water is women’s responsibility. In rural areas, they have to carry water from distant sources and most often than …

How to Make Mozzarella at Home

52 Education Blogs You Should Follow

If you are a teacher, student, parent, or administrator, you should be following education blogs. Why? Simply because blogs are an ever-increasing …

8 Logical Fallacies That Fuel Anti-Science Sentiments

We need science more than ever, yet many people find it hard to get accurate information about the scientific method and its achievements. Making …

Scientific Method

Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening (Video)

Growers in colder climates often utilize various approaches to extend the growing season or to give their crops a boost, whether it's coldframes, …

12 Ways to DIY With Essential Oils

Essential oils are definitely making a comeback and with all the health benefits they provide, it’s no wonder. Along with smelling great, there are so many different ways to sneak them into your daily life. If you’re looking to swap your beauty and cleaning products for natural ones, essential oils …

5 things Minecraft teaches kids (plus one bad thing, too)

The popular build-and-survive video game Minecraft could very well be the most surprising tech success of this decade. Created in 2009 by programmer Markus "Notch" Persson, expanded by a small team, and advertised mostly by word of mouth, it now has more than 100 million users. To drive home its …

Free Job Listings By and For RVers

The 158 ads shown below were all submitted within <b>the last 30 days</b>.<br>The ads are sorted by the date they were submitted with the newest ads at the …

RVs

Ten things all homeschoolers should learn

By now you must realize that I have a huge bias about the purpose of homeschooling: I think we should be raising kids to go out in the world and …

Make This! An Age Before Beauty Blanket!

This blanket is super colourful and snazzy right? It’s such a good beginner’s project (and even though I am not a beginner, I loved making this too!) …

Bigfoot Or Fake? Sasquatch Researcher Examines New Footage In Maine

New footage of Bigfoot, captured by a 12-year-old boy in Maine, prompted one Sasquatch researcher to investigate what he asserted could be “the most …

10 Citizen Science Projects That Need Your Help

Channel your inner Bill Nye the Science Guy by participating in actual scientific research, either out and about or without even leaving your couch. …

Tunisian Crochet Washcloths

Hi it’s Michelle here again, this time with a tutorial for a <b>Tunisian Crochet Wash Cloth</b>.<p>Tunisian crochet is a deceptively easy technique that is a …

50 Reasons Homeschool Parents Love Homeschooling

The popularity of the post, 50 Reasons Homeschooled Kids Love Being Homeschooled blew me away. I really thought it would only be popular with the …

Parenting

Why We Went Back to Homeschooling Our Kids- Again

A homeschooling lesson- real life learning.<br>Baking, following instructions, reading, math, etc..<p>Those of you who've been following my blog for a long …

13 Creepy Stories That Will Make You Scared To Sleep Tonight

Sometime around 2000 or earlier my friend had gone camping with his family, he’s about five at this time. They had gone to this summer camp that his …

Marie Kondo: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing explores how putting your space in order causes …

Crochet Christmas Baubles. Love.

Hello! How is you week going?<p>Are you getting super busy yet?<p>The silly season has definitely arrived at our house, I seem to have lost a few days last …