Angie Kresse

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18 Common Words That You Should Replace in Your Writing

<i>It’s a familiar scene: you’re slumped over your keyboard or notebook, obsessing over your character. While we tend to agonize over everything from</i> …

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101 Books To Read This Summer Instead of '50 Shades of Grey'

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Shades of Grey

25 Ways to Ask Your Kids 'So How Was School Today?' Without Asking Them 'So How Was School Today?'

This year, Simon is in fourth grade and Grace is in first grade, and I find myself asking them every day after school, "So how was school today?"<p>And every day I get an answer like "fine" or "good," which doesn't tell me a whole lot.<p>AND I WANT TO KNOW A WHOLE LOT!!!!<p>Or at least get a full sentence. …

Parenting

Twitter Unplugged On Your Classroom Door

Using twitter in the classroom is great–if you’ve got the bandwidth, apps, and hardware. And if students have signed Acceptable Use Policies on file. …

35 Genius Life Hacks Everyone Should Know, Especially #18

Do you find yourself fed up with the minor annoyances that you encounter in day-to-day life? Frankly, that's just part of life, but it doesn't mean …

How to fold an Origami Dachshund

If you are a Dachshund lover you’ll LOVE this video…<p>It teaches you how to fold an Origami Dachshund!<p>Paper used: 15cm x 15cm Kami<br>Author: Fuchimoto …

Origami

Writers, Take Note: Distractions Weaken Your Words

In the time it took me to write this thing about a new psychology paper on interruptions, I was interrupted at least seven times. (I lost count.) …

Memes for Teachers

*Update: All of these memes PLUS many more are available on our new website, TeacherMemes.com. Check out the the Teacher Problems Category. Being a …

Teacher Memes

We’ve moved!!! Click to continue:<p>On the first day of school, instead of going over your classroom rules, why don’t you just create some memes …

Memes

Why Readers, Scientifically, Are The Best People To Fall In Love With

Ever finished a book? I mean, truly finished one? Cover to cover. Closed the spine with that slow awakening that comes with reentering …

Love

A "Dead Poets Society" Reading List

You might find this hard to believe, but <i>Dead Poets Society</i> turned 25 on June 9. <i>I know</i>. Nothing like making me feel super ancient, huh world?<p>Anyway, I …

*glances around suspiciously.* #grammar #commas

ISTE | ISTE blog

What inspired ISTE educators most this year? Turns out, it was their students. Here are 13 posts that will inspire you to empower your …

Education Technology

Fresh Ink: June 3, 2014

<b>HARDCOVER RELEASES</b><p><b>Those Who Want Me Dead by Michael Koryta (Little, Brown and Company)</b><p>When fourteen-year-old Jace Wilson witnesses a brutal murder, …

I Hope I am Not Your Favorite Teacher

image from etsy<p>“Mrs. Ripp, you will always be my most favorite teacher…”<p>“…I will always remember you as one of my favorites…”<p>“You are the best …

An Exercise in Interrogating My Bookshelves

A little while ago, I saw this comic published by the amazing Tom Gauld.<p>And I looked at it and gave a chuckle…but then I started thinking about it, …

Teaching with "Newspaper Blackout" by Austin Kleon [Review]

As part of the Blogging A to Z Challenge in in April, I wrote a post about a lesson using blackout poetry that I taught in my <i>Frankenstein</i> unit. After …

5 Best Beach Reads for Fans of Literary Suspense

My favorite beach reads mix high and low, they contain beautiful language and juicy plots, and they almost always contain some kind of central …

10 Obnoxious Things People Say To Hard-Core Readers

We hard-core readers have all been there. You’re trying to have a serious conversation with someone about a book you’re reading and then their eyes …

John Steinbeck On Why 'Camping Is For The Birds'

In the May 1967 issue of Popular Science, John Steinbeck argued that "the American passion for moving about in motorized caravans... results in little permanent damage beyond divorce and bankruptcy."<p><i>Earlier this month, we published John Steinbeck's 1966 letter to the editor of</i> Popular Science_, in …

Things We Say Wrong

LIT_Blog_DTOP_BelowTitle_336x280<p>Doesn’t it just grind your gears when somebody says something you know is grammatically or factually incorrect? Don’t …