Sean Petro

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How a Rubber Band Solves Many Fishing Problems

We all appreciate simple fixes to common fishing problems. Fishing should be fun, but at times, it can be frustrating when you’re dealing with …

Monongalia County Students Add Chromebooks to The Curriculum

Students in grades three through 12 in Monongalia County schools were handed shiny, new learning tools last month. Their <b>Google</b> Chromebooks are handy, …

What The People Who Read Your College Application Really Think

Time to get together the transcripts and the test scores and put the final touches on those personal essays. It's college application season, again.<p>To a lot of students, the process seems wrapped in a shroud of mystery. What exactly happens when you send your application out into the unknown only …

How to Make Your Own Kombucha for Less Than $1 a Bottle

Disclosure:<p>Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on …

Governments Admit that Much of Modern History Has Been Manipulated By False Flag Attacks | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>In the following instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) admit to it, either orally, in</i> …

HugeDomains.com - OurGardenClub.com is for sale (Our Garden Club)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

The man behind the crowdfunding site that's raised almost $400 million for education

"I love constructing stuff and feeling like, either figuratively or literally, you can put your hands on something you conceived of and designed and …

3 Pro Tips For Fishing Tube Jigs

Ever since their first incarnation as ‘gitzits’, plastic tubes have been some of the most fish catching-est baits in our arsenal. The key to their …

8 Ways Intelligent People Use Failure to Their Advantage

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the biggest roadblocks to success is the fear of failure. Fear of failure is worse than failure itself because it condemns you to a life of unrealized potential.<p>A successful response to failure is all in your approach. In a study …

Watch Out For These Five Top Writing Mistakes, courtesy of @Grammarly

First impressions countYet novelist or screenwriter, there ARE common errors writers make when submitting their work to readers, agents, filmmakers, …

How to Handle Being Out of Your League | The Art of Manliness

<i>Your boss invites you to the country club to play a round of golf with him and other important higher ups. You’ve never stepped foot in a country</i> …

Addressing Childhood Adversity in Schools

We have been able to come together around a vision of a school that does not ignore the trauma in many children's everyday lives while completely …

Beginner's Guide to Pipe Smoking | The Art of Manliness

For many societies throughout history, pipe smoking was (and is) a sacred ritual. Men would light their tobacco for various ceremonies including …

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Light Line Tactics For Bass

Two-time Bassmaster Elite Series Angler of the Year Aaron Martens is a finesse specialist in a world where heavy braided line commands an increasing …

Why Are They Disengaged? My Students Told Me Why

I used to think that when students were disengaged it was their own fault, and while sometimes that is still true, I have found in my years of …

How to Read Critically: 8 Steps

It takes more than simply reading a book to truly reach an understanding of a work of literature. Here are some steps you can take if you wish to …

The writer behind 'Seven' and 'Fight Club' reveals 5 secrets to excellent writing

But is it me, or does it seem like the quality of that writing has gotten <i>worse</i>?<p>However, this can be a <i>good</i> thing. These days, solid writing really stands out. It can be a competitive advantage in anything you do.<p>Want to know how to improve your writing?<p>Or have you ever thought about crafting the …

'Students should mark each other's tests to improve grades', says top school head

Head of Ampleforth College, David Lambon, says students should mark each other's exam papers to think like examiners and improve their grades<p>Students should mark each other’s homework and tests to help them think like examiners and improve their grades, the head of Ampleforth College has said.<p>David …

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Here's the secret underlying all good writing

According to Harvard cognitive scientist Steven Pinker, author of "The Sense of Style," that topic sentence helped catalyze the most important aspect of good writing.<p>It's what Pinker calls an "arc of coherence."<p>The truth is, our brains don't like to work too hard, let alone when we're reading.<p>The …

25 Moments That Changed America

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The Most Effective Way To Take Notes

If it feels like you forget new information almost as quickly as you hear it, even if you write it down, that's because we tend to lose almost 40% of …

The Quartet

• <b>Author:</b> Joseph J. Ellis<p>From Pulitzer Prize–winning American historian Joseph J. Ellis, the unexpected story of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew.<p>We all know the famous opening phrase …

Is it a student’s civil right to take a federally mandated standardized test?

Advocates for poor and ­minority children are pushing a novel idea: standardized tests as a civil right.<p>The nation’s major civil rights groups say that federally required testing — in place for a decade through existing law — is a tool to force fairness in public schools by aiming a spotlight at …

Why civil rights groups say parents who opt out of tests are hurting kids

A dozen civil rights groups issued a statement Tuesday criticizing the growing movement of parents who refuse to allow their children to take standardized tests, saying the anti-test push “would sabotage important data and rob us of the right to know how our students are faring.”<p>By removing an …

An Epic Guide to Student Engagement in the Classroom

When I first saw this infographic (created by Dr. Roland Rios) based on Schlechty’s Levels of Engagement, it actually took me a moment to collect my …

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about the American War of Independence

Here, writing for History Extra, Professor Stephen Conway from University College London reveals 10 lesser-known facts about the 18th-century …

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A History Of Black Slaves: What The Race Baiters Don't Want You To Know