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Learn Photography With 99 Hours of Free Online Lessons From School of Visual Arts

If you’ve ever tried to <b>learn photography</b>, you can appreciate the value of expert advice. Nowadays you don’t even need to pay in order to learn the basics and improve your skills thanks to many free online resources from passionate industry professionals. One of the latest cost-free, inspirational …

Photography

Best Ever Mushroom Soup

In a large saucepan, over medium heat, add the diced onions. Allow to sweat while slicing the mushrooms. About 5-7 minutes.<p>Move onions to the sides …

24 of the Most Scenic Places to Camp in the United States

Take a road trip from coast to coast, and you’ll find beautiful sights in every state in the U.S.<p>One of the best things about traveling around the …

Hiking

Amazon's Director of Learning Science shares 5 hacks to help you learn anything

Whether you're a student, an entry-level employee or an entrepreneur with your own company, learning is a vital part of getting ahead. Warren Buffett …

Self-improvement

As Expectations of Teachers Change, Administrators Rethink Their Observation Practices

Have you ever been in a classroom when a principal walks in? Planned or random, evaluative or not, the atmosphere changes.The entrance of an …

Pedagogy

What to read next? A summer book list like no other

So many books, so little time, and, worst of all, so little space. It is a privilege to write for The Washington Post every week, particularly given my eclectic — some would say eccentric — tastes. Yet for every title I review, there are a half dozen I would like to cover and cannot. I am allocated …

Books

Blooms Taxonomy

New: Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Kit for Teachers<p>Read More About New: Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Kit for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile …

Pedagogy

20 Questions To Reflect On Your Teaching This Year So Next Year Is Better

20 Questions To Reflect On Your Teaching This Year So Next Year Is Better by Terry Heick I don’t know how your school year is going and/or ‘went’ …

Teaching

8 Books Every Manager Should Read to Become a Better Leader

There's a worthwhile book out there for whatever you need to move forward on your leadership journey.<p>6 min read<p>It is okay to admit that managing other people is challenging. It requires monitoring multiple emotional energies, personalities and preferences while also caring about yourself. Even …

Self-improvement

This 15-30 minute routine makes your brain healthier, younger, and smarter

“Everything popular is wrong”  —  Oscar Wilde<p>In the book, <i>BLUE ZONES: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest</i><i>,</i> author Dan …

Albert Einstein

How to Grow Lavender in Every Climate

The sweetly fragranced perennial herb is a popular ornamental plant for a variety of garden and landscape uses, as well as an arsenal of medicinal …

Gardening

These Tahini Balls Are Better than Store-Bought Energy Bars

If you've ever snacked on tahini-stuffed dates topped with a pinch of flaky salt, and maybe even a sprinkle of shredded coconut, you know it's nearly …

What to Compost: 50 Everyday Things to Compost (and 9 NOT to)

Compost is literally the best thing you can plant your vegetables and flowers in.<p>What is even better is that you can make your own. You only need a …

Composting

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

Gardening

Doctors in California Are Prescribing Food as Medicine, and It's Keeping Patients out of Hospitals

A California Senator launched the program after hearing that health care costs plunged by 55 percent for those who ate doctor-approved meals in a …

Health Care

Grow These 17 Organic Plants Only From Kitchen Scraps

You can use common scraps from the kitchen to grow non-GMO plants that are completely organic. The process is very fun. Make sure that the foods you …

Gardening

5 Slow Cooker Recipes That Nail That Unicorn-Like Meal Trifecta: Easy, Healthy, AND Vegetarian

The best easy, healthy vegetarian slow cooker recipes come together no time flat for meatless Monday — or any time.<p>There are two types of cooking …

Cooking

Changes in the classroom begin with changes in pedagogy

Our Research Manager Dr Marian Mahat recently presented a seminar at EdLab at Columbia University Teachers College, New York. Her presentation …

Columbia University

Curried Roasted Carrot and Cauliflower Soup [Vegan, Gluten-Free] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Gluten-Free

Amazing plant pods can grow more lettuce in a 10×10 room than a farm can grow on 1/2 acre

Do you live in a tiny apartment and want to grow your own food? Aggressively Organic has an answer. The Indiana-based company offers Micro Growth …

Aquaponics

This Coconut Cauliflower Curry Is a 30-Minute Miracle

Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Spices

Rebooting A Dysfunctional Team: Seven Things To Know

Have you ever joined a team at work where, in the beginning, everything was fine? Then, you begin to realize that something is not quite right, but you are unable to articulate it. After all, the team is comprised of smart, intellectually capable people doing meaningful work. Team conversations are …

Leadership

Improving Accessibility Often Falls to Faculty. Here’s What They Can Do.

This article is part of a series on innovative teaching methods in higher education. Check back for more stories in the coming weeks.Like many of her …

Education Technology

5 Quick Vegan Recipes That Prove Prepping a Healthy Meal Doesn't Take Forever

Spring is upon us, ushering fragrant herbs, peppery arugula, and starchy potatoes into produce aisles everywhere. Luckily, and contrary to popular …

Cooking

Teaching pupils how they learn boosts progress by seven months

Getting pupils to think more about how they learn can boost their academic progress by seven months, according to new guidance.<p>The government-backed …

Pedagogy

If You Download These 5 Apps, You Probably Don't Need a Financial Adviser

Confession: I only look at my bank account once a month. I know, I know, I should be checking my balance daily, but I have to admit, I find managing …

Personal Finance

11 new Gmail features, how they work, and when you'll get them

There's plenty to like about the new Gmail.<p>Google on Wednesday announced a brand new Gmail. Well, not brand new, but the company took the Gmail we all know and (maybe) love, added a ton of new features and overhauled the design.<p>By my count there are 11 new features in Gmail, some of which you can …

Apps

70 Things On Amazon Prime That Are Sick AF

I'm not exaggerating when I say that Prime is my life. Not only do I write about hundreds of their products on a monthly basis, but I do roughly 95 …

7 Brain-Based Ways to Make Learning Stick

When it comes to student learning, we usually think about how to get information into memory, says expert Marilee Sprenger. But we also have to get …

Teaching

19 Students Who Deserve Either An "A" Or An "F" — I Can't Decide

These teachers didn't know whether to laugh or quit their jobs.

Education