Mary Olson

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19 Recipes That Save Sad, Overripe Fruit (and Avoid Food Waste!)

You're looking for the peanut butter cleaning the fridge and find a giant carton of raspberries. Jackpot! Only they've started to lose their luster. …

25 Cheap And Easy DIYs That Will Vastly Improve Your Home

It's the sacred place where you hang out in your pajamas and binge-watch TV shows. Doesn't it deserve better?

Dining Rooms

7 Tips to Choosing the Right Windows for Your Home

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How to Write an Epic Story Using the Hero's Journey [Infographic]

The concept of the Hero’s Journey isn’t a new one–in fact, it’s as old as storytelling. The Hero’s Journey, known in literary circles as the …

These 62 Healthy Bean Recipes Will Help Flatten Your Belly

They're not called "magical fruit" for nothin'! Beans are loaded with digestion-friendly fiber and protein, which can help with bloating while keeping you satiated and making you feel fuller longer. As such, they're an excellent tool for weight loss, too.<p>But one of the best parts about beans is how …

Slow Cookers

Amazon Inspires Teacher Collaboration With Free Lesson Plan Bank

The education market has long been focused on learning resources for students — and rightfully so. The goal of education is to provide students with …

Teaching

This Infographic Lists 128 Words You Can Use Instead of “Very”

Our English teachers told us to avoid the word “very” because it’s weak and vague. They were right, and many times, we use “very” as a modifier for a …

31 Books You Need To Bring To The Beach This Summer

BYO-sunscreen!

Books

The 25 Best Snacks for Weight Loss

12 Great Authors Pick Their Essential American Book

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Adriana E. Ramírez's Great American Novel: 'The Princess Bride' by William Goldman

In the book "The Princess Bride" by William Goldman — upon which the same-titled film was based — never has "life isn't fair" come with such mirth.<p>Heroes die (sometimes twice!). Beautiful princesses turn out to be quite stupid. Invincible giants forget how to fight a single man. Virtuoso swordsmen …

John Scalzi says listen to your teacher: The Great American Novel is 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Asking a bunch of literate people about the Great American Novel is an open invitation for us all to show off and make cogent, compelling arguments about the importance of [insert a favorite novel here] in the canon of American literature, regardless of whether anyone outside our small circle of …

The Lowdown on Dyslexia: What Does Dyslexia Look Like in the Classroom?

Every teacher in every classroom in every school in this country (and beyond) will come across several, if not dozens, of students who just can’t …

Supporting High School Students with Dyslexia

There is a great deal of information on recognizing the signs of dyslexia and ways to help students with dyslexia in the classroom that can be …

Dyslexia: Our Children Deserve an Honest Chance!

Reading, writing, happiness and self-confidence are all fundamental rights and skills that can be learned. We just have to understand how and make them accessible to those who need our help!<p><i>"You can be extremely bright and still have dyslexia. You just have to understand how you learn and how you</i> …

Dyslexia

What Are Your Ideas For Incorporating the “Maker Movement” In Teaching English Language Learners?

The Maker Movement is growing in popularity (see The Best Resources For Learning About The “Maker Movement” — Help Me Find More).<p>Teachers of English …

42 Ways To Make Your Entire Home Cleaner Than It's Ever Been

:: bookmarks for next weekend ::<p>Bathroom; Kitchen; Bedroom; Living Room; All Around the House; Garage, Basement, and Outdoors

19 Impossibly Cool Crafts For Kids That Adults Will Want To Try

They might blow your mind, too.

SEL Weekly Update

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other …

Response: Classroom Rules - Ways to Create, Introduce & Enforce Them

By onJune 11, 2016 10:01 AM<p>The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><i>What are the best ways to introduce classroom rules in creative ways on my large classes</i> …

Teaching

Falling for Fitzgerald

By Lesley M.M. Blume June 7, 2016<p><i>A hopeless affair with America’s greatest—and deceased—man of letters.</i><p>F. Scott Fizgerald.<p>Last year, I confessed to my best friend that I had fallen in love with another man. When she heard this man’s identity, she knew I was in trouble.<p>“First of all,” she told me, …

Literature

This Spaghetti Recipe Is Going Viral

And for a really good reason.<p>One of the best things about working at a food website is being so close to our readers. On Facebook, you guys exclaim "Making this for dinner!" and "Looks so yummy!"—and never hold back from sharing when you think something I've made looks absolutely foul. (Thanks for …

The Summer Reading Guide: New Arrivals, Plus the Classics that Will Never Do You Wrong

Every summer shepherds in a wealth of can’t-put-it-down reads, some inarguably lighter than others. Below, you’ll find some of our favorites from the …

Beyond the summer book list: How to cultivate a childhood reading habitat

By Erika Christakis<p>Adults pin a lot of hopes on the languid months. We aim to cultivate good reading habits in our children — “for life,” we profess grandly — only to feel the sour disappointment, come September, of a child’s fallow book list.<p>I can’t have been the only mother frantically hunting …

Books

9 Portable Breakfasts You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

We know we're supposed to eat breakfast every morning, but on the days when we're already scrambling (so, every day), we tend to push it off. What we …

Recipes

37 books we’ve loved so far in 2016

History, Current Event & Pop Culture<p>The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu,<p>By Joshua Hammer<p>Part travelogue, part intellectual history, part geopolitical tract and part thriller, Hammer tells the remarkable story of the librarian who oversaw a plot to smuggle ancient manuscripts out of Timbuktu, Mali, …

These Apps Will Help Kick Your Writing Productivity Into Shape

Writing can be challenging even for the most passionate and driven writer. From writer's block to simply not being focused, there are many ways for a writer to drift into a pattern of not getting it done. More and more writers work from home, which means there are a lot of distractions, and not all …

25 American classics everyone should read at least once

Miriam Tuliao, the assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read. From John Steinbeck's masterpiece to Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," these 25 titles are worth your time.<p><i>Do you think another</i> …

Great Depression

Ernest Hemingway's Best Tips on Writing

Write what you know, leave out unnecessary words, and don't do it to be famous.<p>Ernest Hemingway was one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. His most popular work, <i>The Old Man and the Sea</i>, earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 1953, and in 1954 Hemingway won the Nobel Prize for Literature …

How to get fit for summer (and stay that way)

Summer is finally here. Okay, so it doesn’t officially start for two more weeks, but outside it sure looks like summer to me!<p>Time for barbecues, days at the beach/lake/park, and festivals. Or, you know, sitting in your office wondering when the $%*# somebody is finally going to invent a laptop …