Marcia Levan

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17 verbs that cut fat from your writing

Verbs are the powerhouse of your sentences; choose them wisely.<p>Another issue that I see frequently in the work that I edit is weak verbs coupled with …

Creative Writing

Amazon's Read-Along App for Kids Is Now Free

You know those viral videos where it looks like you’re spying on a text conversation? They vary in satisfaction, but they’re hard to turn away from. …

Kids

The 6 Best Homework Apps to Help Students (And Parents)

Getting homework done can be a difficult process for a child. While information might add up in the classroom, some students have problems retaining …

Language Learning

Techniques and Tools to Teach Vocabulary

When it comes to vocabulary instruction, teachers have many, many questions, for example: “How can I fit vocabulary in? How should I pick the words? …

Language Learning

“Crio” Is Going To Become A Favorite Online Tool Of Many Teachers

I have previously blogged about SAS Curriculum Pathways many times (forty times, in fact).<p>I use it in all my classes and, particularly, in my Social …

Education Technology

13 embarrassing self-help books that actually worked for us

As a diehard literary snob who once had to shut a book club down because it got too popular, this doesn’t come easily to me: I like the occasional …

Books

How To Fall Back Asleep If You Wake Up In The Middle Of The Night, According To Experts

There’s nothing more frustrating than falling asleep… only to wake up a few hours later. Whether it’s from insomnia or other factors, there are …

Sleep

Four Inquiry Qualities At The Heart of Student-Centered Teaching

<b>By Trevor MacKenzie</b>Whether it be project-based learning, design thinking or genius hour, it’s easy to get confused by the many education buzzwords …

Pedagogy

Favorite Instant Pot Recipes for Easy Summer Dinners

Would you rather spend your precious summer hours cooking in a hot kitchen or having fun in the sun? Since fun wins every time, let me show you how …

Educational iPad Apps for Learners with Autism

April 3, 2017 After writing about the best books for teachers and parents to learn and explore the world of autism, we are introducing you to this …

Chef John's Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

"Chimichurri is a fabulous green sauce that's been steadily growing in popularity across the American restaurant landscape. This herby, garlicky, …

5 game-changing TED Talks about education

All over the world, there’s growing consensus that our education systems are broken. Here are 5 TED Talks from educators who want to transform how …

11 Ways to Make Your Morning Iced Coffee Even Better

One of the best things about warmer weather: iced coffee. (And barbecues, of course.) But before you go wild on seasonal latte concoctions from your …

55 Vintage Lunchbox Recipes

Bring back memories of a school day’s meal with these adorable vintage lunchbox treats. From savory bites like ham salad to sweets like butter …

Homemade Perfect Chocolate Glaze

Chocolate glaze provides an amazing look and taste to numerous dessert. And if you wonder how to make the best chocolate glaze at home then this is …

Response: Ways to Use Tech to Differentiate Instruction

<b>(This is the first post in a two-part series)</b><p>The new question-of-the-week is:<p><i>What are ways technology can assist teachers apply differentiated</i> …

33 Non-Scary Bread Recipes Anyone Can Bake

Intimidated by homemade bread? Love to bake but short on time? Try our collection of easy bread recipes, from super-speedy quick breads to true …

Pit bulls and the court of public opinion

Recently I asked readers of our Pet Pal Connection newsletter to tell me their opinions about pit bulls. Here is what they had to say.<p>The first …

How to Develop Empathy for Someone Who Annoys You

When someone you work with annoys you, it’s tempting to avoid the person as much as possible. But this isn’t always feasible and often only makes the situation worse. You’re better off cultivating some empathy. How can you do that with a colleague who rubs you the wrong way? How can you foster …

How Reading Aloud Helps Reach Reluctant ELL (And All) ReadersASCD Inservice

<i>By</i> <i>Barbara Gottschalk</i><p>Countless research studies have told us that reading aloud to students is effective. Why, then, do teachers feel like it is “one …

5 drinks to try if you don't want to give up alcohol but are trying to lose weight

Happy hour may save you a few extra bucks and get you a good buzz, but all those discounted specials are usually spiked with loads of sugar coming from cheap fillers like fruit juices, soda, and flavored liquor. However, if you're looking to get social without it showing up on your waistline, there …

7 Amazing Facts about Flipped Learning

Flipped Classrooms have been around as an offshoot of blended learning methodology for more than a decade, now. In the flipped classroom, your …

A Treasure Trove of Co-Teaching Strategies

In the 100+ pages of Two Teachers in the Room, Elizabeth Stein provides a treasure trove of strategies, tips and ideas not only for co-teaching, but …

'Fat Bombs' Are Key to Keto Diet Success, Experts Say

The ketogenic diet has emerged as the weight-loss plan for women who want to shed fat fast, and for good reason: This very low-carb, high-fat way of …

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth on a Low-Carb Diet With 11 Keto-Friendly Recipes

The ketogenic diet is superpopular right now. Not only can you eat all the delicious, high-fat foods you want, but it also encourages your body to burn up your fat stores for energy. If you're thinking about trying it out but don't want to give up your sweets, read on for 11 low-carb, high-fat, …

Gifted Children and Language Development

One characteristic of gifted children is advanced language ability, which means these children reach developmental milestones relating to language …

Language Learning

Fun End-of-Year Review Activities

The 2017-18 school year is winding down for many of us and that means lots of end-of-year review and reflection activities will be taking place. It’s …

The Instant Pot Barbacoa Beef That Is Better than Chipotle's

Potluck parties are full of dips, deli trays, and desserts. While you can try to make that a meal, why not be the one to bring the dish everyone …

“How Income Affects The Brain” & What We Can Do About It

I published Another Study Finds Poverty’s Impact On “Cognitive Bandwidth” a few days ago, and it was a very popular post.<p>It discussed the most recent …

The Best Biographies to Read When You Need a Little Inspiration

Along with the lazy days of summer come plenty of opportunities to finally dig into your reading list. When you've grown tired of light beach reads …