Vickie Sheridan

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Lego 'Back to the Future' parody has tons of geeky cameos

Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads.<p>Cars are whizzing through the air in the futuristic year 2015 depicted in a new animated "Back to the Future" parody short from Lego filmmaker MonsieurCaron. Last year, he impressed us with his Lego .<p>His "Brick to the Future" short posted Sunday is just …

Star Wars parody poster designer absolutely loves Jar Jar Binks

Movie poster designer extraordinaire Olly Gibbs was in the middle of making lasagna when the official poster for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> was revealed to the world on Twitter.<p>From the time he saw it to the time he finished his own parody mockup, he had not only finished making his dinner, but he …

'Star Pats' is Julian Edelman's glorious Star Wars parody

For some, Monday Night Football was a highly-anticipated "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer wrapped in three hours of a not-so-clean football game. The trailer debuted during halftime of the New York Giants-Philadelphia Eagles game, and it has millions excited about the film's release in …

3 Questions to Help You Become a More Effective Teacher

My mom, Karen Sollenberger, played a big role in my both becoming a teacher and being an artist. Lately we've been talking a lot about education, what needs to change, and how. We keep going back to the beginning. Teachers of all kinds, public, private, homeschool, need to remember why they're …

Give Teachers What They Deserve

This summer I got to meet Lyon Terry, my state’s teacher of the year for 2015. Lyon told me about something clever he does in his classroom at the …

"You've got to have control before you can teach them!"

<b>"The country's top schools are in open revolt against the Ministry of Education for being forced into multimillion-dollar "barn" classrooms where</b> …

Secret Teacher: school leaders quickly forget how tough teaching is

I thought that returning to the classroom after leadership would give me a better work-life balance. Then I remembered how hard teachers have it<p>I have recently completed a quest. This quest took several years and led me from the panic-stricken landscape of the newly-qualified teacher (NQT), through …

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Should We Learn To Write Cursive? An Education Expert Weighs In

"Why do we have to learn how to do something we’ll never use in the real world?"<p>I’ve always thought that if I learned anything from cursive lessons in elementary school, it was the art of persuasion.<p>When my second grade teacher, Mrs. Hasselhoff, let me and my fellow students know that it was time …

How parents and teachers should talk to each other

Students aren’t the only ones who have homework. We parents also have an ongoing assignment: building, nurturing and maintaining a relationship with our kids’ teachers.<p>“The level of success a child experiences during a school year is definitely enhanced by communication and cooperation between …