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19 Ridiculously Simple DIYs Every Elementary School Teacher Should Know

From the beginning of the year until the end, these fun activities will get your students excited about learning. You should definitely go out and get some popsicle sticks for this.

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The little known secret experts use to learn faster

No one can change that basic fact, but research may have found a way to soften it a little.<p>Science has uncovered a simple way to speed learning. Why aren't more people aware of it?<p>That's the question most people would ask themselves after reading a recent PsyBlog post outlining the practice, known …

Study: there are instructions for teaching critical thinking

Whether or not you can teach something as subjective as critical thinking has been up for debate, but a fascinating study shows that it’s actually …

Critical Thinking

Animal Farm - Context and Background

Do Digital Natives Really Exist?

Have you ever wondered where the term "digital native" came from? And more importantly, whether it's an accurate depiction of the current generation …

The Dust that Falls from Dreams

• <b>Author:</b> Louis de Bernières<p><b>A return to the epic romance, heroism, history and warm and eccentric cast of characters that made CAPTAIN CORELLI'S MANDOLIN such an extraordinary hit (2.5 million copies sold).</b><p>In the brief golden years before the outbreak of World War I, Rosie McCosh and her three very …

The Hand That Feeds You

• <b>Author:</b> A.J. Rich<p>'A gripping, unnerving, and original psychological thriller about whether it is possible to truly know another person. There are fresh - and genuinely shocking - revelations on every page' Kathy Reichs<p>I trusted you. This is how you repay me.<p>Morgan's life is settled - she is …

The One Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

• <b>Author:</b> Jonas Jonasson<p>Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, Allan Karlsson is waiting for a party he doesn't want to begin. His one-hundredth birthday party to be precise. The Mayor will be there. The press will be there. But, as it turns out, Allan will not . . .<p>Escaping (in his …

Dead Ice

• <b>Author:</b> Laurell K. Hamilton<p><b>Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton returns with another addictive adventure featuring vampire-hunting heroine Anita Blake, to thrill fans of Charlaine Harris and Anne Rice.</b><p>My name is Anita Blake and I have the highest kill count of any …

Secrets to Keep

• <b>Author:</b> Tracie Puckett<p>Secrets, secrets, are no fun! And with each day that passes in Webster Grove, eighteen-year-old Steph is learning that lesson the hard way. Between dodging stares, kisses, and mixed signals from the man of her dreams, Steph has more on her plate than she can handle. With …

Sophie McKenzie’s top tips for writing tight plots and building suspense

A great plot starts with a great story. It’s easy to mistake an interesting situation for an actual story – perhaps the easiest way to sum up the difference is that situations are static and a story moves.<p>For example…<p><i>Fourteen-year-old Jasmine lives in a small village in the middle of the desert.</i> …

The Illustrated Life of Trailblazing Journalist Nellie Bly, Who Paved the Way for Women in Media

A warm celebration of the fearless pioneer who championed journalists’ responsibility to “the whole wide world of mankind: good, bad and indifferent.”<p>As a lover of picture-book biographies of cultural icons and an ardent admirer of trailblazing journalist, proto-feminist, and daring media …

The Pillbox by David Hughes review – creepy coast story

A horrific event from the past haunts the hero of this sinister seaside tale<p>Going somewhere nice on your holidays? Well, wherever you’re off to, I hope it’s nothing like the east coast resort in David Hughes’s creepy new graphic novel. I wouldn’t wish that on you, or anyone. I think we’re in …

The Power of Belief - Mindset and Success: Eduardo Briceño at TEDx Manhattan Beach