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Two Responses to Common Core Standards: Ten Colossal Errors

Yesterday I posted a commentary on what I believe to be major errors that make the Common Core standards project unworthy of our support. I invited …

5 Ways to Write a Damn Good Sentence

Average copywriters write average sentences. You, I’m guessing, don’t want to be average.<p>You want to be great. You believe you can be <i>remarkable</i>.<p>That …

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Teaching Secrets: Start With the Exit Ticket

Complete Coverage<p>"Did they get what I just taught them?" It's a question teachers are constantly asking themselves. I've found that thoughtful …

How to Set Yourself Up for Classroom Blogging Success

My friend Joe Cummings recently sent me a nice Facebook message thanking me for the suggestions about classroom blogging that I sent him last summer. …

10 Mind Mapping Strategies For Teachers

<b>10 Mind Mapping Strategies For Teachers</b><p>by <b>Andrea Leyden,</b> examtime.com<p>The adoption of Mind Maps in teaching has grown recently due to the benefits of …

Common Core poses big challenge for students, big opportunity for teachers

With an emphasis on developing verbal and analytical skills, the new Common Core standards will pose a big step up for most students. For English …

App Suggestions for Learning Activities in BYOD Classrooms

Even with device neutral assignments or web-based creation or collaboration tools, students in #BYOD friendly schools might still be looking for app …

Why Is Processed Food So Bad for You?

I make a mean marinara sauce. I sauté onions, garlic and bacon (yes, bacon) for 10 minutes until they sweeten and become crisp, then add a big glass of red wine, a can of chopped tomatoes and generous pinches of salt, basil, oregano and rosemary. Then I leave the room. When I come back two hours …

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Top 10 Office Decluttering Tricks

Clutter can really influence the way you work. If you're too disorganized, everything competes for your attention and makes it hard to work, not to …

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Bring Your Own Device #BYOD - 5 Lessons for Success

Guest post by Craig Crittendon<p>The Network Engineer’s Nightmare..<p><i>I knew it was going to be an interesting phone call (any call usually is before 8:00</i> …

Our Bibliography of Mentor Texts

Mentor Texts: WritingFix's Lesson Bibliography <b><br>Building a 6-trait "mentor text" library? All books cited on this page link to free-to-use lessons!</b><p><b>A</b> …

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The Life Wisdom of Star Wars in 20 Quotes

Once a year when the Force is strong, my hometown is invaded by alien creatures, superheroes, and stars flocking to the greatest nerdified holiday of all: Comic-Con. In the spirit of this geek-fest we reflect upon the wisdom of the Jedis and that many of life's most important lessons can be gleaned …

Printing from mobile devices WIRELESSLY

Imagine you can print a document or photo you have on your cell phone, ipad or laptop using a printer you have in another part of the house or …

Food: Recipes, Cooking Tips, Celebrity Chef Ideas & Food News

We spoke to everyone from Jonathan Scott to Christina El Moussa to find the best hostess gift...<p>From outdoor patio sets to Instant Pots and floral …

Food: Recipes, Cooking Tips, Celebrity Chef Ideas & Food News

The chain is showing its appreciation for all kinds of nurses this week.<p>The dirty truth about the 5 germiest places in your kitchen and solutions for …

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9 Simple Tips for Writing Persuasive Web Content

Shares 1.2K<p>It’s a common mistake.<p>Even experienced web writers make it.<p>When writing your web copy, who do you think of?<p>Do you picture a potential …

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How to Delete Duplicate Songs From iTunes

How to Delete Duplicate Songs From iTunes 11<p>1. Make Sure You're Up-to-Date<p>2. View Duplicates<p>3. View Exact Duplicates<p>4. Selecting Duplicates<p>5. …

4 Salty, Yummy Snacks to Try (but Without the Guilt!)

1. Drain and rinse a can of chickpeas, and toss in a large bowl with 1/2 tsp. chili powder, 1/4 tsp. sea salt, 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper and 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees for a crunchy, spicy protein-packed chickpea snack!<p>2. Top a whole-grain toasted bagel …

TOP TEN WAYS TO TURN YOUR CLASSROOM INTO A HOTBED OF ENTHUSIASTIC READERS by Megan Ginther and Holly Mueller

Posted by CBethM on July 7, 2013 in Surprise Sunday, Top Ten Lists | 40 Comments<p>We are intermediate grade teachers who have learned over the years …

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Wellness<p>Meghan DeMaria<p>The star's appearance raised questions.<p>Lifestyle<p>Refinery29<p>Kanye West hasn’t been able to stay out of the spotlight recently, …

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KB...Konnected

Why stop at paper and markers? With Glogster, a free, web-based tool, students can develop virtual posters including audio, video, text, hyperlinks, …

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