Lori Wilkerson

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Parker House Rolls

Place milk in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat, stir in the butter and sugar and let cool. Dissolve yeast in warm water …

An ASCD Study Guide for How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, 2nd Edition

Most of the questions contained in this study guide are ones you can think about on your own, but you might consider pairing with a colleague or …

Making Academic Vocabulary Stick

<i>with Marilee Sprenger</i><p>Watch the on demand archive presentation and download handouts by clicking the link below and entering the requested …

24 Answers to the "What Do I Want for Dinner?" Question

When I ask myself the question (and sometimes, if I'm very hungry and/or not careful, it's aloud, on the subway), "What do I want for dinner?", very rarely does an answer come easy.<p>But then I look at the latest recipe from Alexandra Stafford. A writer, photographer, cook, and mother of four, her …

4 Phrases All Teachers Say and No Students Understand

Think you have teacher clarity? Here are four Phrases All Teachers Say and No Students Understand

Pedagogy

What Does “Direct Instruction” Really Mean?

If you search for the definition of “direct instruction” online, this is what pops-up first:<p><i>Direct instruction (DI) is a general term for the</i> …

10 EdTech Tools for Encouraging Classroom Collaboration

By: Rachelle Dene Poth. Teaching students collaboration skills is important, and it can be made a lot easier with the help of EdTech. This list …

Education Technology

An Exercise to Improve Your Perspective as a Photographer

Everyone usually has humble beginnings as a photographer, and they’ll be sure to tell you that fact when asked. Finding ways to improve involve going …

Quick and Easy Tips for Improved Long Exposures

Long exposure images might look like they’re complex, but when it comes down to it, the process of getting a great long exposure image really isn’t …

Landscape Photography

Easy 10K Training Plan, Schedule, And Tips

If you’ve decided to work toward crushing a 6.2 mile race, having an easy 10K training plan and expert-approved tips makes it that much easier to …

Marathons

10 effective workout accessories you can buy for under $25

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Exercising more is one of the most popular New Year's resolutions people make year after year, but it's not always a cheap one.<p>New sneakers …

Exercise

5 Tips to Instantly Improve Your Photography

If you ever feel uninspired or can’t think of how to change up your photography, look no further. Peter McKinnon offers his viewers some advice on …

Stretch Any Body Part With This Chart

If you have trouble figuring out the best way to stretch a particular muscle, try this chart that has a huge range of stretches for each body part. …

Project-based Learning: Teachers' Guide

January 06, 2017 According to BIE, project based learning is “an instructional approach built upon authentic learning activities that engage student …

Learning

The 20-Minute Killer Pilates Sequence for a Crazy-Strong Core

Pilates is known for building a crazy-strong core, and since a strong core is the foundation for almost every bodyweight and strength exercise out …

Workouts

30 Things You Finally Need to Get Done in Your Home This Month

Once you finish, you'll be over-the-moon happy.<p>Most people set resolutions in January. But instead of making goals for the entire year, we want to challenge you to do these 30 tasks before the end of the month to set your home up for success. Trust us, it'll make 2017 your cleanest, most organized …

Feng Shui

5 Simple Camera Hacks for Improving Your Photos with a Cheap Plastic Bag (VIDEO)

Last month we showed you how to create better portraits by using a white balloon to soften the light from your camera’s pop-up flash. Now there are …

Hacking

New Year's Challenge Workout Calendar

Welcome to our New Year's Challenge! Below, you'll find a complete schedule of the workouts in store this month. You can download a printable version …

Workouts

6 Tricks to Add Depth to Your Photos

One of the obstacles that all photographers face is figuring out how to make their images look less two-dimensional and more three-dimensional. Of …

Landscape Photography

Whip up Your Own Ranch Dressing

Ranch Dressing Recipe<p>Even Like Better Than Store-Bought<p>Updated January 03, 2018<p>When you try this cheap and easy recipe for ranch dressing, you'll …

Avoid dull snapshots: Tips for taking stunning pictures

Smartphone cameras have seen dramatic improvements, but technology alone won't produce shots that grab attention.<p>That's where the human eye comes in. Here are eight tips to keep in mind when composing that shot, whether of family during the holidays or sights during a vacation. You don't need to …

Shoot This 52 Week Photo Challenge in 2017 to Improve Your Skills

My original 52 Week Challenge in 2016 was a huge success, with tens of thousands of photographers participating from around the world. In celebration …

The Best Professional Development Resources On Writing Instruction

As regular readers know, in addition to teaching high school full-time I also teach credential candidates at California State University about …

A 30-Minute Tabata Session to Burn Some Serious Calories

This calorie-torching cardio and sculpting workout is one of our hardest ever, but Equinox Tabata instructor Raneir Pollard's amazing energy will inspire you to fight for it. Tabata is a form of HIIT (high intensity interval training) that alternates between 20 seconds of intense bursts of work and …

A Week-by-Week Guide to Becoming a Runner (Later in Life and/or Safely)

<b>Whether it’s events like Tough Mudder, a marathon, or a local sprint triathlon many people decide to take the step to get into running each year.</b> …

Running

The Secret You May Be Missing for Gorgeously-Iced Christmas Cookies

<b>This piece originally appeared on MyRecipes.com.</b><p>You know those oh-so-perfectly iced sugar cookies that you (supposedly) can only find at bakeries, …

Dessert

Prime Rib with Beef Gravy

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Prime Rib<p>One 6-7 pound bone-in prime rib<br>• 3 cloves garlic, sliced<br>• 1/4 cup kosher salt<br>• 2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper<p>Gravy<p>1/4 cup all-purpose flour<br>• 3 cups low-sodium beef stock<br>• 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard<br>• 3-4 sprigs thyme and rosemary<br>• 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed<br>• 1 tablespoon …

BBQ

Honey-Hoisin Chicken Thighs with Stir-Fried Kale

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Honey-Hoisin Marinade<p>2 cloves garlic, peeled and grated<br>• 2 heaping tablespoons fresh root ginger, peeled and grated<br>• 6 tablespoons hoisin sauce<br>• 1/2 teaspoon dried chili flakes<br>• 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce<br>• 1 tablespoon light soy sauce<br>• 2 tablespoons honey<br>• 4 organic chicken thighs, skin-on, bone-in …

Onions

A 20-Minute Treadmill Workout For Intermediate To Advanced Runners

If your go-to treadmill routine just isn't making you work for it quite like it used to, you've come to the right place—this 20 minute treadmill …

Exercise

22 Minutes. 11 High-Intensity Moves. One Kick-Ass Total-Body Workout.

Between the travel and the turkey and a few days off from your regular routine, it's easy to fall off the health wagon during the holidays. But the …