Tami Sickels

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Storybook Paper Roses | DIY Projects

We featured this amazing paper flower tutorial on our blog awhile back, and man do people LOVE this project. Enjoy!<p><b>You will need:</b><p>- Vintage books or …

DIY: Necklace Holder

I found this genius idea to get my necklaces organized from<p>Aunt Dedes Basement via here<p>and I thought I'd give it a go.<p><b>1.</b> You will need a <b>flat board</b> to …

Pallet Desk - Thistlewood Farm

<b>I think there are days when my husband wishes we lived on a remote island in the south Pacific.</b><p>Without internet.<p>Without Pinterest.<p>Without pallets or …

DIY Garage Door Makeover with Stain

Shares 431K<p>I’m so thrilled to share with you guys this DIY project – our <b>Garage Door Makeover</b>. It’s been on my to-do list for about a year. Our garage …

25 DIY Home Decor Ideas

When Spring is near I get the <b>home decorating</b> fever. I was so happy to find a ton of inspiration this week over at our link party. There were so many …

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Relax in style this summer with these amazing outdoor furniture projects.<p>Get in the garden and enjoy the sun in ultimate comfort with a homemade …

Making An Amazing Godzilla Costume

This is easily the most impressive Godzilla costume to grace a convention floor. Dubbed Project Nautilus, this incredible monstrosity was made by Sean Sumagaysay. As you can see in the construction pictures below, Sam literally started from the ground and worked his way up. The foundation of this …

Easy-Peasy PVC Water Gun

Introduction: Easy-Peasy PVC Water Gun<p>There are a handful of do-it-yourself PVC water guns on the internet.<p>This water gun is similar to other …

Make It: DIY Picnic Box

Try your hand at this simple picnic box. All it takes is a little plywood, dowels and copper pipe. Paint it or leave it raw, then pack your …

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How-To: Mason Jar Beehives

Looking for a good backyard buzz? Create new beehives conveniently located within mason jars with this ingenious tutorial by Instructables member Zevion.<p>If you live in a suburban area, you may think that starting a beehive cannot be done. However a common suburban backyard can be a perfect place …

DIY Project: Farmhouse Bench

<b>There’s hardly a DIY project that Natalie Dalpias won’t tackle. She’s the author of the blog The Creative Mom, where she has advice and DIY projects</b> …

Build a Patio Table with Built-In Ice Boxes

Patio Table with Built-In Ice Boxes<br>by Heidi of Kruse’s Workshop<p>Howdy from South Dakota! I’m Heidi, and along with my trusty husband, Brent, we’ve …

10 Apps For More Organized Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning, by definition, is flexible.<p>It encourages learner-centeredness, provides the possibility of more authentic work, and allows …

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9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning

The label of “21st Century learning” is vague, and is an idea that we here at TeachThought like to take a swing at as often as possible, …

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Collaborative Learning<p>Encouraging students to reach out to one another to solve problems not only builds collaboration skills but leads to deeper …

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Project-Based Learning<p>Go inside Manor New Technology High School, where an unwavering commitment to an effective schoolwide PBL model keeps both …

Good Instruction Activates Prior Knowledge and Uses Authentic Assessment

This was my first year teaching, a year when the majority of my lesson plans looked completely different when they were implemented. I had failed to …

New Teacher Academy: Classroom Management

Classroom management is a term used by teachers and educators to describe the process of ensuring that classroom lessons run smoothly despite …

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Linda Darling-Hammond on Becoming Internationally Competitive

Get Your Mobiles Out & Text Me Your Answer

I recently came across a web service called Poll Everywhere that lets audiences text their responses or answers to questions and provides live …

Project Based Learning Meets The Apprentice

Having read with interest some great stories on how project based learning is thriving in the classroom, I decided the time was right for me to give …

Feed Your Mind – Reading To Raise Your Game

‘Thinking Outside the Books’

<b>‘For many teachers, the current climate of education, with its stress on academic attainment at the expense of a commitment to the development of the</b> …

EmTech Preview: Another Way to Think about Learning - MIT Technology Review

<i>Photos courtesy of Matt Keller</i><p>Seymour Papert, a computer scientist and pioneer in artificial intelligence, once said: “You cannot think about …

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