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29 Disturbing Pictures Of American Life Under Jim Crow

"Let us look at Jim Crow for the criminal he is and what he has done to one life multiplied millions of times over these United States and the world." —Rosa Parks<p>Until the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, what became known vernacularly as "Jim Crow laws" wedged a painful …

How to Choose the Perfect Sofa for Your Home

Got nagging questions about this big buy? Pull up a seat for the 411.<p><b>What types of arms are cool?</b><p>Generally, the rounder the arm, the more traditional …

Sofa

The 10 best travel destinations for couples

Solo travel can be a liberating time of self-discovery, but there's nothing quite like seeing the world with your significant other. Even when things …

Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps

Educators and students are quickly becoming more comfortable with classroom technology, allowing them to shift from thinking about the technical side …

Apps

The Big Three Comma Rules Grades 3-12 | Grammar & Writing Tip Sheet

The Big 3 Comma Rules explained in simple, memorable terms. Download this free The Big 3 Comma Rules Sheet now!

5 Bedroom Design Mistakes You Might Be Making

Because our bedrooms aren't typically on public display, their designs are often overlooked as we're busy renovating our kitchens and sprucing up our …

Bedrooms

7 Interior Design Trends That Will Help Your Home Sell

And the two that turn buyers off, according to real estate experts.<p>If you're looking to sell or remodel your home in 2017, listen up: The real estate agents at Redfin have rounded up seven design features and materials that you should consider installing to get the most bang for your buck on the …

San Francisco Will Be The First City To Make Community College Free To All Residents

On Monday, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced City College in the state would be free to any residents that attend. San Francisco is the first city in the nation to provide free tuition for its students.<p>Paying for tuition is a joy for no one, so San Francisco is taking the stress off some of its …

This Home Depot Furniture Is So Chic You'll Never Believe It's From Home Depot

Our trips to Home Depot are mainly reserved for things like a lawn mower, lightbulbs, lumber, and the like. (No judgment if you complain the <i>entire</i> time you are there.) But behind...

Home Depot

Why we don’t have White History Month

A sociologist explains why it would be ridiculous.<p>During February, it’s not uncommon to hear the refrain, “If there’s an African-American History Month, why isn’t there a white one?”<p>This question, and its close relative “What’s wrong with being proud of being white?” sometimes comes from people who …

America’s white working class is nothing like the stereotypes we’ve been told. Trust me, I’m part of it

The 2016 election saw the creation of many different narratives, including the idea that the white working class is some sort of mythical, salt-of-the-earth, oppressed group that hails mostly from the countryside and believes America has left it behind. Factually inaccurate and personally …

Income Inequality

10 EdTech Tools for Encouraging Classroom Collaboration

By: Rachelle Dene Poth. Teaching students collaboration skills is important, and it can be made a lot easier with the help of EdTech. This list …

Education Technology

Top 5 Best Places To Travel In 2017 - Europe's Best Destinations

Related: Top Five Best<p>Where in Europe should you travel to in 2017? What are the best destinations, both in the city and in the country? What I don’t …

European Travel

See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

A Look Back: “The Fifteen Tech Tools & Non-Tech Resources I Use Most Often With My Students”

<b>In February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A</b> …

Education Technology

The Best Professional Development Resources On Writing Instruction

As regular readers know, in addition to teaching high school full-time I also teach credential candidates at California State University about …

Writing

A Brown professor compiled 30 essential tips for succeeding in graduate school

These gems aren’t mine, really. Facebook friends and colleagues have helped me to write this list. But I did rank the first ten.<p><b>Top ten</b><p>1. Remember: there are no non-professional interactions.<p>2. Fundamentals matter. Practice your talks until they flow. Do some editorial work. Volunteer. Wear clean …

Self-help

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

14 Places You're Probably Pronouncing Wrong

Are you <i>sure</i> you booked a trip to Mon-tree-awl? Or are you instead headed to Muhn-trawl?<p>Pronouncing the correct name of a city or country can make it sound like a whole new place. Accurate accentuation can also really help you jive with locals.<p>Study a few place names you may have been saying wrong …

6 Tools for Teachers

Technology has changed a lot about the way we live and work, but one area stands out as an exception: education. Many teachers still have to use the …

Md. Teacher Asked Students to Write 'Fun' Slave Song During Lesson on Frederick Douglass

A Howard County, Md., high school English teacher was briefly placed on administrative leave last week after instructing students to write a "fun" …

Great Books To Inspire English Language Learners

<i>Part of our series, 5 Million Voices.</i><p>I grew up speaking Spanish, and I didn't start learning English until I was in preschool. When it came to books, I struggled — like many ELL students — to connect with characters that didn't look like me or speak my language.<p>To this day I have yet to pick up a …

10 Street Style Trends We Saw During Fashion Week

We all know where the real runway is.<p>Fashion week has historically been about looking <i>at</i> the runways, with editors and buyers digesting the looks sent out to formulate cohesive trends that hint at where style is heading in the upcoming seasons (spoiler alert: next spring is all about khaki and …

What Donald Trump Doesn’t Know About Black People

In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina, Kanye West appeared on live TV during a celebrity fund-raiser for victims of the disaster and said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” This wasn’t based on intimate knowledge of Mr. Bush’s racial views, but rather on his treatment of black people in a …

Embracing Whiteness Won’t Save You

Black people: Embracing whiteness won’t save us.<p>Last week Lee Daniels went on record <i>again</i> stating that much of his success can be attributed to his …

The Best Home Decor Sites for Renters Photos

Some of the most frequent advice we hear from designers like Bunny Williams and Jay Jeffers is to buy what you love and collect over time. While we certainly appreciate the look of a home layered through the years, that's a much more challenging task for renters. If you're looking to furnish a …

6 Essentials Every Home Should Have

Furnishing a home can be an overwhelming process. In today’s world, there are a million home products to crowd our spaces with. From specialized …

Houseplants

9 Disney DIY Halloween costumes you can throw together in minutes

OMG, can you believe that Halloween is just around the corner? We know you are so excited for the candy-filled holiday, but you might not be ready …

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