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Maple Pecans

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Snacks

Want To Address Teachers' Biases? First, Talk About Race

As Ayana Coles gazes at the 20 teachers gathered in her classroom, she knows the conversation could get uncomfortable. And she's prepared.<p>"We are going to experience discomfort — well, we may or may not experience it — but if we have it that's OK," says Coles, a third-grade teacher at Eagle Creek …

Teaching
Education

20 Ways to Use Your Cast Iron Skillet on the Grill

No kitchen is complete without a cast iron skillet, and that's especially true if you also own a grill. You can adapt just about any stovetop cast …

Cooking

Finding an Authentic Goal for Your PBL Classroom

I think this is the main reason why the e-NABLE Community Foundation seems to have taken the PBL world by storm.<p>e-NABLE initially began in 2013 as a …

Pedagogy

You can now experience what it feels like to have autism

The Cherokee tribe of Native Americans had a well-known proverb stating that you “shouldn’t judge a person before you have walked a mile in their shoes”. It’s practical advice to view a situation from the perspective of another before rendering an opinion. One can see how this type of thinking can …

Citrus filling, salty crust make Atlantic Beach Pie a winner

This Atlantic Beach Pie recipe comes from Bill Smith, longtime chef of Crook's Corner restaurant in Chapel Hill, N.C. When I first tasted it, I went …

Baking

The DASH Diet Basics for Beginners

The DASH Diet (which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) was developed as a lifelong dietary approach to treating or preventing the …

Nutrition

An Easy 6-Day Plan to Lose 10 Pounds

Get the motivation you need to slim down and stick with it.<p>If you could design your dream diet, what would it include? Lots of variety so meals and snacks never get boring? Plenty of treats? A day to cheat a little? Well, we hear you — and we've worked all that into our program. Follow this easy …

8 Things I Wish My Kid's School Understood About Autism

April is Autism Awareness Month, but in my house we are always aware of autism. My 8-year-old daughter was diagnosed with autism a few years ago, and …

Autism

Top 10 Cheat Sheets to Help You Master Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is still the most popular office suite used by companies and individuals across the world. These Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and …

Software

16 Super Helpful Charts If You're Blessed In The Boob Department

Decode those boulder holders.

Did Einstein Show Asperger's Traits?

Psychological traits of historical figures cast light on current diagnoses.<p>Did Einstein have some traits of Asperger's Syndrome, also viewed as a …

Andy Warhol

Weekend Recipe: North Carolina Lemon Pie

Photo: Courtesy of Cook's Country<p>A unique crust made with saltine crackers, melted butter, and light corn syrup sets this pie apart from the …

‘Why are they in my class?’ A teacher talks candidly about the most difficult students

People who enter the teaching profession are generally those who want to help and make a difference in the lives of young people. Kids who present problems of one kind or another are often seen as welcome challenges to teachers — except when they prove highly disruptive to everyone else in the …

Teaching

Don't blame teachers for societal ills that impact students

<b>To the editor:</b> Yes, "far too many students are failing or falling behind." And no, it is not the fault of teachers. ("Judges weigh arguments over teacher vs. student rights in landmark tenure lawsuit," Feb. 25)<p>Until the social and economic circumstances of many public school students change, they …

10 tips for administrators to help new teachers avoid burnout

I remember what it was like to be a new teacher. Not knowing what to focus on, not being sure how to balance being formal and friendly, wondering if …

Teaching

Pocket Is Making Reading With Dyslexia Easier

How a reading app courts users who find reading difficult.<p>Pocket, a widely used read-it-later app, is adding support for assistive technology in an effort to court new users for whom reading itself can be a struggle. Last year, the company rolled out a text-to-speech function, so articles could be …

This Upside Down Wine Glass Lets You Drink Out of the Stem

If you’ve found your recent drinking get-togethers have been skewing a bit too classy, the “Upside Down Wine Glass” may be just the nonsense you …

The Press

We’d rather pay for prison: Poverty, mental illness and the high cost of justice failing before a crime is even committed

In “While the City Slept,” Pulitzer-winner Eli Sanders examines the tragic case of murderer-rapist Isaiah Kalebu<p>The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. A 2013 study reports that while the U.S. accounts for only 4.4 percent of the world’s population, it has 22 percent of …

Mental Health

How to Make a Disgusting Cookie Sheet Look Brand New

<i>This piece originally appeared on PureWow.</i><p>The umpteenth batch of sugar cookies left your trusty sheets looking gross and patchy. Bring them back to …

Cookies

Male Students Of Color Are More Likely To Miss Class When They Have White Teachers

Why do black students do worse in school when they are taught by white educators? The answer might be because these teachers are more likely to suspend them, and under these teachers, black students are more likely to miss class.<p>A recent study from researchers at American University looked at the …

Education

Day 1 Of BuzzFeed's 7-Day Clean Eating Challenge

This is part of a 7-day healthy meal plan that will make you feel awesome. You should definitely start at the beginning, which is here.<p>There's no processed food allowed—instead there's lots of lean protein, healthy fats, and fresh produce. Every meal is homemade, but don't be scared! There are …

Food

These Are The Healthy Recipes That Won 2015

Here's what our editors and readers loved this year.

Healthy Eating
Mental Health

Suspended Childhood

The Problem<p>In schools across the country, very young students are being suspended and expelled at alarming rates. Even children in pre-school are …

My Friends Were Jealous of My Learning Disability

Trust me.<p>I vividly remember the first time I had to justify getting extra time to take a test. It was my sophomore year of high school, and the other …

3 Good Websites for Educational Documentaries

October 10, 2015<br>We have recently received a few requests from teachers asking about websites where they can search for and access educational …

Justin Aion: Why Do We Send Kids to School?

<i>We need to have a prolonged discussion on the purpose of education. Everyone needs to be part of that conversation -- parents, kids, teachers, administrators, everyone.</i><p><b>Teaching for their glory, not ours.</b><p>"In my heart, I've always been a teacher. I have this tendency to explain things to people -- …

Education

You Must Read These Five Books That Will Totally Transform Your Classroom!

Over the summer, I was gifted four books for my birthday and I purchased one audio book in the beginning of the school year. You won't believe what …