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Round Lined Basket with Fold-Over Cuff

All I want is a place for my stuff. Actually, I also want world peace and maybe to win the lottery, but for now... I'm good with a place for my …

How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt

Learn how to make a T-shirt quilt to turn a batch of unused (but much-loved) shirts into permanent memories.<p>There are no special patterns for T-shirt …

Sewing

Canvas Bucket Bag with Drawcord Top and Two-Piece Snap Strap

This crisp, cute bag looks like we grabbed it right off the shelf of the trendiest high-end boutique. Its bucket shape and cinched top is a …

Tutorial: Easy kimono top

Light and breezy and sewn from beautiful prints, kimono tops are perfect for summertime layering! They’re also easy to sew, and Jamie from Scattered …

Standards for Journalism Educators - Journalism Education Association

Secondary school journalism teachers must have a broad range of knowledge and performance abilities. Although their courses are frequently found in a …

Creating Podcasts with Your Students

Preproduction<p>Before students even think of stepping up to the microphone, much planning must be done. In fact, I've found in creating Radio WillowWeb …

Snap to Store will help advertisers track your location.

<i>This post originally appeared in Business Insider.</i><p>Snap Inc. executives frequently tout Snapchat as the best place for advertisers to win over its …

Advertising

A sneak peek inside as Design Within Reach prepares to open at Westside Provisions

DWR’s stylish new space is filled with furniture by both iconic and emerging designers<p>Photograph by Betsy Riley<p>The much-anticipated new Design Within …

Dining Rooms

10 Things to Do the First Week of Yearbook

And…we’re off! It’s a new year, with some new students and a new book. Here are some things to do the first week of yearbook class that are both fun …

Teach Yourself Adobe InDesign for Free

Advertisement<p>Adobe describes InDesign as the “industry-leading page design and layout tool” for both print and digital. Despite its industry leading …

The North West London Blues

Last time I was in Willesden Green I took my daughter to visit my mother. The sun was out. We wandered down Brondesbury Park towards the high road. …

Help me be a creative feature writing teacher!

I've done stuff before like show a movie scene and have them write a descriptive paragraph about it, interview each other about a stupid/embarrassing …

How to Write Effective Feature Articles

The Feature Story—Fifteen Minutes (and 500 Words) of Fame!

OVERVIEW<p>At the heart of all feature stories is human interest. This lesson asks students to write a profile of a classmate, with a particular focus …

S-Town, the new true crime podcast by the makers of Serial, reviewed.

I wasn’t far into <i>S-Town</i>, a gorgeous new seven-part podcast from the team behind <i>Serial</i> and <i>This American Life</i>, when I began to hear rumors that it …

Books

The Value of Using Podcasts in Class

Ironically, they can encourage students to read more.<p>Two years ago, I was practically begging a student to read a novel in my high-school English class. This isn’t an unusual problem. The girl, who’s a relatively bright, college-bound athlete, told me that she “just gets too distracted after five …

Tulsa Race Riot/ Reparations

GUESTS: CURRIE BALLARD *Served on the Tulsa Race Riot Commission and chaired the subcommittee on reparations *Historian in residence at Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma *Curator of the black exhibits at the Oklahoma Historical Society. BILL GRAVES * Republican Oklahoma State Representative …

1921 Riot Reveals Tulsa's History Of Race Relations

Police are still investigating whether the weekend shooting spree in Tulsa, Okla., was racially motivated. A massive riot there in 1921 left about three dozen people dead. University of Michigan history professor Scott Ellsworth, a native of Tulsa, talks to Steve Inskeep about the …

'Nabokov's Favorite Word Is Mauve' Crunches The (Literary) Numbers

Let's acknowledge this at the top: It's a thin slice.<p>To gaze across the great swath of written English over the past few centuries — that teeming, jostling, elbow-throwing riot of characters and places and stories and ideas — only to isolate, with dispassionate precision, some stray, infinitesimal …

Literature

The Second Burning of Atlanta

The Great Fire of 1917 caused more destruction than Sherman’s march through Atlanta. But rebuilding in its aftermath is what truly altered Atlanta’s …

Empire Waist Apron

This apron has a unique empire waist and lovely details that make it pretty enough to wear outside the kitchen: piping, gentle gathering across the …

Shakespearean Musical Chairs

My AP students enter my class having read Romeo and Juliet in ninth grade… and that’s it. No Othello in 10th. No Julius Caesar. No Hamlet. It’s the …

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2017

<b>Listen to this post as a podcast (sponsored by Kiddom):</b><p>It’s that time again!!<p>To celebrate the launch of my brand-new, fully redesigned <b>Teacher’s Guide</b> …

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies

<b>Listen to this post as a podcast:</b><p><b>When I worked with student teachers</b> on developing effective lesson plans, one thing I always asked them to revise …

Literature’s Emotional Lessons

Grappling with the way books make students feel—not just analytical skills—should be part of the high-school English curriculum.<p>I’d drawn a little tombstone on the board. I was in the middle of leading a class of 10th-grade English students through Piggy’s death scene in <i>Lord of the Flies</i>: the rock, …

Literature