Traci Michaud

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The college admissions advice kids have sworn by for years is wrong

They want a well-rounded student body.<p>That means admitting lots of very "pointy" students from different places and backgrounds with different interests.<p>I saw this among my classmates at Harvard, and Steph Shyu, founder and CEO of AdmitSee, shared with me on the Dream College Summit that her quest …

College & University

Nearly a third of U.S. teens use electronics to cheat, survey says

U.S. teens think they are savvy about cybersecurity — so much that nearly one-third skirt school safeguards to access banned content and 29 percent …

Social Media

Keeping A Reading Journal Will Change Your Life

The best writers are often avid readers who read book after book, absorbing all they can from their favorite stories. But whether you read regularly …

10 Books With The Best Twist Endings

It’s lit<p>When it comes to real life, the last six months have brought just about all the crazy twists that I can handle. Like, seriously, I don't need any more surprises. Boring is good! Boring is fine. Boring is preferable to waking up in the middle of the night in a blind panic because something …

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2017

The 2017 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are …

Was the Great Gatsby Black? New Book Says F. Scott Fitzgerald Left Clues

New book argues that race is central to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel<p>“The Great Gatsby” is peppered with clues suggesting that central character Jay …

Literature

Giving the Writing Process Back to Our Students (Part 2): Teaching Students To Find Their Own Mentor Texts

I just finished writing the first part of this little series. It describes the beginning of our work in our fiction writing unit and how I discovered …

Teaching

15 Incredible Tech Tools For Teachers To Use In 2016

When education is combined with technology, wonderful things can happen. Students are happier, more curious, and they receive the educational support …

Education Technology

Children’s Picture Book About George Washington Slaves Pulled From Shelves by Scholastic. Here’s Why.

NEW YORK (TheBlaze/AP) — Scholastic is pulling a controversial new picture book about George Washington and his slaves, the publisher told the Associated Press.<p>Image source: Scholastic via Mic.com<p>“A Birthday Cake for George Washington” was released Jan. 5 and had been strongly criticized for its …

Black History

'Pop Sonnets' Finds Hidden Shakespeare In Top 40 Tunes

<i>Pop Sonnets</i> author Erik Didriksen has been writing poetry most of his life. "I grew up with a knack for rhyming," he says. "When I was little, I used to write my grandparents poems. There's a poem [the family] dug up recently — I wrote an ode to pickles. Which is ridiculous, but this is what you …

Literature

Here Are 7 Weeknight Dump Dinners You Can Make In Your Slow Cooker

Set it, forget it, then come home to deliciousness.<p>There's a ~little bit of prep~ in the morning — chopping and then adding everything to the pot — but it's all worth it for a more relaxing post-work evening.<p>If you don't have a slow cooker, check out these other ideas for dinner here and here.

Cooking

7 Skills You Must Learn to Reach Your Full Potential (And Where to Learn Them)

The stepping stone from where you are today to where you want to be is simple:<b> learning more skills.</b>If we compare the differences between the people …

Learning

4 Good iPad Apps for Seamlessly Managing Students Assignments

July 25, 2015<br>Below are three good iPad apps for teachers to use to create, distribute and share assignments with students. There are several other …