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10 DIY Games That’ll Keep Your Kids Happy Outside

Now that the sunny weather is *finally* beginning to roll in, we’ve decided to give our outdoor space a fresh spring makeover. Along with sprucing up our patio decor and helping our kids grow their first garden, we’re also investing in a few outdoor games in hopes of inspiring the kiddos (and …

Home Depot

More Teamwork, Less Group Work: 27 Ways To Build A Team

<b>More Teamwork, Less Group work: 27 Ways To Build A Team</b><p>by <b>Ashley McCann</b><p>Teamwork can be an effective way to encourage classroom camaraderie and to …

A Look Back: “I Did My Best Job Teaching A “Growth Mindset” Today – Here’s The Lesson Plan”

<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> …

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2016 – Part Two

<i>I’ve created a public Twitter list of IB Theory of Knowledge teachers. Send a tweet to me letting me know you’re an IB teacher, or leave a comment on</i> …

Here's a recipe for "Christmas Crack," aka, the sweetest holiday dessert ever

We’re beginning to think <i>You Suck at Cooking</i> needs to rename their YouTube channel because their mouthwatering recipe for “Christmas Crack” is …

17 incredibly useful Google products and services you didn't know existed

Most of us have heard of Google's well-known and much-loved tools — Gmail, Google Earth, Google Maps, and many more. Those products and services are used by millions of people around the world every day.<p>What many people don't know, however, is that Google actually has a bunch of other features and …

Google Scholar

The 6 Tools Every Graphic Designer Should Have

Photoshop has its perks. But let's face it, it's massive, complicated and often intimidating for the casual graphic designer. Even with all the DIY guides and manuals available online, mastering Photoshop can be a tricky business, especially if you don't do a formal course. But why let all that …

Parents Use Pinterest To Craft Toddler A DIY Wheelchair

This paralyzed toddler moves around using a DIY wheelchair her parents built<p>A mom concerned over her paralyzed toddler’s ability to see the world …

Parenting

Studies: Attendance & Passing Classes More Important Than Test Scores

Can ‘early warning systems’ keep children from dropping out of school? is a useful Washington Post article reviewing research about what factors …

The Best Resources On Student Absenteeism

Earlier today, I wrote about new research on school attendance. I’ve decided to to use some of the information in that post and add more resources …

Education

You Gonna Finish That? What We Can Learn From Artworks In Progress

How does an artist know when a work is finished? Sometimes it's a deliberate decision. Other times, the decision is made by fate or circumstance. Now, an extensive exhibition at The Met Breuer Museum in Manhattan is exploring great works of unfinished art.<p>The Unfinished show has an intriguing …

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2012 — Part Two

As regular readers know, I teach an International Baccalaureate “Theory of Knowledge” class. Our school structures our IB program a bit differently …

10 Shows and Movies to Binge This Weekend

It’s easy to get left behind in May. From congratulating graduates to planning for summer holidays to warm weather parties, there is simply too much to do — and that includes keeping up with all the shows you’ve been missing. So, to help you hone your entertainment focus, we’ve got 10 of the best …

Entertainment

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.<p>Here are …

Build This Beautiful Modern Bench Using Nothing But 2 x 4s

This lovely bench seat only looks expensive.<p>"Less is more" definitely applies to modern furniture. But despite its simple lines, modern style furniture can be expensive. This well-designed bench, on the other hand, looks great and only takes a few hours to build while costing less than $50 in …

Helping Students See Themselves As Thinkers

...The post Helping Students See Themselves As Thinkers appeared first on TeachThought.

Giant Party Blowers DIY

Nothing says P A R T Y like a quintessential party blower – and these are sized up to take it to the next level. Line them down the center of your …

Why You Should Visit Sri Lanka Now

Sri Lanka's hotel boom—coupled with otherworldly beaches and national parks fit for safari—makes this Asian hot spot one of our top destinations of 2016.<p>For a quarter century, Sri Lanka was largely off-limits to tourists, riven by a brutal civil war that finally ended in 2009. Now, Asia-bound …

Correct a Child's Behavior Without Punishment By Focusing on These Three Things

Many parents dole out punishment when their children do something bad, but Alan Kazdin, director of the Yale Parenting Center, says that even gentle …

15 Colorful Scandinavian Decor Ideas for a Minimalist Spring Vibe

It’s no secret that Scandinavian decor is trending in the interior design world. From its minimalist vibes to the clean lines and uber-modern look, everything about it is simply stylish. If you’ve been meaning to add a touch of Scandinavian style to your home, this spring is the perfect time to …

Home Decorating

Hot Dog Drawing Challenge

Hot Dogs

Floating Acrylic Frame DIY

I am really excited to share today's DIY with you because I LOVE how it turned out. I have admired modern, floating frames from afar, but this is my …

Cook Chicken Tikka Masala Like a Pro! Part 1: Meet your Indian Kitchen Coach, Preeti Mistry - Chowhound

In Our New Series, Learn to Cook Chicken Tikka Masala Like a Pro!<p>Part 1: Meet your Indian Kitchen Coach, Preeti Mistry<p>What’s your cooking Achilles …

Going Deeper with Google Classroom - Part 1 of 2

Google Classroom is a great way to digitize a class and present it to students in a user-friendly way. Rather than using a complicated LMS, teachers …

Why I struggle with learning objectives and success criteria

A strenuous soul hates cheap success.Ralph Waldo EmersonBroadly, I’m in favour of sharing with students the intention behind what they are being …

Egg-in-a-Hole Grilled Cheese, Fried Chicken, and Other Breakfast Amazingness

Our 5 favorite breakfasts to dig into on Christmas morning. (After presents are opened, of course.)<p>Once the gifts have been torn open and the stockings unstuffed, it’s a glorious, indulgent breakfast—think cornmeal biscuits bathed in chorizo-studded gravy—that makes the day. Hey, Santa came and …

Breakfast

Google Classroom - How to Share with Parents

Education Technology

“Journeys In Film” Looks Like A Great Teaching Resource

Journeys In Film offers what seem to me to be high-quality (and free) curriculum guides to movies.<p>Here’s how they describe themselves:<p><i>Journeys in</i> …