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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 …

The four pledges I took to make my life better

Life is all about change. As they say <i>“we cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are”.</i> It takes great courage and perseverance to …

5 Places to Find Your Next Woodworking Project

Start your woodworking journey here.<p>After acquiring some tools and building a few basic wood projects, you'll want to test your skills by building larger and more complicated projects. There are a ton of great resources available online, but it can be overwhelming when you start searching. Here are …

Woodworking

Your Self-Consciousness Is Killing Your Creativity (And What to Do About It)

Self-consciousness is the enemy of all creative expressions.<p>We are all naturally creative. The human race's creative power is distributed in all of us, not concentrated in selected few. Every object or product you know today, however old or new, however simple or sophisticated, holds the stories of …

10 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do on Google Classroom

For the past few years Google has provided educators with a killer blended learning platform that allows them to create, distribute, grade …

How to Make Stainless Steel House Numbers That Your Neighbors Will Envy

Instead of settling for store bought numbers you can make your own modern numbers using stainless steel screws.<p>House numbers can be a great design element for the front of your home, as long as you don't get too cute so they remain legible for EMS, fire trucks, and FedEX. Fortunately, these bold …

Stainless Steel

The 7 Key Mindset Changes for Shifting from Passive Idleness to Active Readiness | The Art of Manliness

“Very many factors go to the building of sound morale…but one of the greatest is that men be fully employed at useful and interesting work. Idleness …

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Articles about 6 modern media rooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>Space, light, and twists on color use define this collection of some of our favorite modern living rooms from issues past.<p>The right workspace can transform your creative life. Dwell puts six desks to the test.<p>…

13 Must Read Books on Teaching Writing

November 1 , 2015<br>The ability to write clearly and coherently is an essential skill for students in any given content area. According to Daniels et …

Teaching

Articles about family builds tiny backyard studio even tinier budget on Dwell.com - Dwell

In coastal Massachusetts, a resourceful couple and their equally enterprising children use reclaimed materials to create a...<p>It doesn't get much more idyllic than this: An illustrator of children's books who lives on the Sunshine Coast of British...<p>A 196-square-foot house born of architectural …

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The two words that stop most people from getting what they want in life

These two words can trigger feelings of fear, failure, insecurity and ultimately stop you from having what you want.<p>Words have the power to inspire …

Motivation

How Perfectionism Can Lead to Procrastination (and What to Do About It)

It's hard to get anything done if it needs to be perfect, because if you're constantly criticizing the work there is always more work to be done. But …

Self-improvement

Quotes From Socrates That Are Full Of Wisdom

Socrates. A Greek philosopher. An enigmatic genius. A genius who gave a whole new norm to the Western philosophy. The standard set by him, his …

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

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The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.<p><b>S</b>omething strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and …

Higher Education

Required Reading: The 50 Best Books for Men

On the Road<p><i>by Jack Kerouac –</i> Considered the magnum opus of the beat generation this is the novel of living beyond society, outside of the law, in a …

Is the Teaching Profession Going Backwards?

In case you missed it, John Merrow and the Learning Matters team had an interesting segment on the PBS Newshour last night exploring the question of …

Mindfulness: Capitalism's New Favorite Tool for Maintaining the Status Quo

I stumbled across mindfulness, the meditation practice now favored by titans of tech, sensitive C-suiters, new media gurus and celebrities, without …

Mindfulness

Beyond McMindfulness

Suddenly mindfulness meditation has become mainstream, making its way into schools, corporations, prisons, and government agencies including the U.S. military. Millions of people are receiving tangible benefits from their mindfulness practice: less stress, better concentration, perhaps a little …

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If …

Self-improvement

DIY Utensil Holder - Wilker Do's

I have a stainless steal utensil holder that I use in my kitchen to hold my spoons and such, but because I had to have it sitting in front of my …

How to Make Popular Cocktails | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Mike Hagan, a bartender and a recent feature in our So You Want My Job series.</i><p>There’s been a trend lately to …

Here's How to Make a Batched Cocktail on The Fly

<i>We’re strong proponents of having a good home bar. Welcome to Cocktail Hour, where we’ll show you the best ways to put your liquor cabinet to use. This cocktail is brought to you by thebar.com.</i><p><i>Today: A tangy, fruity batched drink that takes no bull.</i><p>There’s something satisfying about being able to …

10 Ideas For Upgrading Your Teaching This Summer

<b>10 Ideas For Upgrading Your Teaching This Summer</b>by <b>Nellie Mitchell,</b> thislittleclassofmineWhen my district tech office sent out an email the last week …

25 Summer Essential Recipes You Should Master

Summer foods shouldn't be complicated—they don't need to be when so much is in season—it should just be good. We've gathered up 25 classic recipes to take you from Memorial Day to Labor Day.<p><b>Summer, man. It's back.</b> And with it comes long, warm days and nights that should be spent next to the grill, …

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