Melanie Martinez

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Response: Performance Assessments Are 'Adaptable, Accessible, and Forgiving'

<b>(This is the first post of a three-part series)</b><p>The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><i>What is "performance assessment" and how and why should I use it</i> …


14 Essential Academic Writing Tools for the New School Year

<i>(Image source)</i>These (Mostly Free) Tools Make a Great Addition to Every Student’s Writing Resource ‘Tool Kit’The new school year is almost upon us! …

Education Technology

Moving From Lecture to Learning

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New Resources On Teaching Reading & Writing

Here are some new and useful resources related to teaching reading and writing:<p>TEN WAYS TO DITCH THAT READING LOG is from Middle School Minds. I’m …


Key & Peele Sketch Imagines A World Where Teachers Are Paid Like Athletes And It's Awesome

The comedy duo eviscerate sports culture in support of the people who really deserve a signing bonus: public school teachers.

6 ways to lose weight - by the A-list trainer

<b>Want to lose weight? A-list personal trainer David Kingsbury has trained Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried and Jennifer Lawrence so he knows a thing or</b> …


Cold Breeze to Go: You Can Bring This Teeny, Tiny Air Conditioner Every

We’re approaching the point of summer where an air conditioner set to full blast is a necessity at all times. And now when full blast isn’t in the cards—say, your Scrooge-y boss keeps your office at sauna temps—you can still keep your cool, thanks to a teeny, tiny portable air conditioner that …

The Most Important Work of Pedagogy I've Read in Ten Years.

I want people to read Dr. Christopher Emdin's <i>For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood.</i>


6 Apps That Can Help with Student Assessment

By: Jenny Wise. There is one aspect of education that all teachers and learners face: assessment. So here are a few creative methods for using …


The 10 Musts of Classroom Management

Brilliant or InsaneOne of the most important roles of a classroom teacher is that of classroom manager. Learning cannot take place in a poorly …


41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>


9 Diet and Lifestyle Changes That Can Keep Your Hormones in Balance and Help You Lose Weight

Your weight is largely controlled by hormones.<p>Research shows that hormones influence your appetite and how much fat you store (1, 2, 3).<p>Here are nine …

Fire Up Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss!

Understanding more about our metabolism can make a huge difference to how easily weight drops off and stays off for the long term. I like to think of …

The Exact Formula for a Weight-Loss Boosting Breakfast

Dropping pounds starts with the first bite of the day.<p>You know that eating breakfast in the morning can keep you from bingeing later in the day and possibly help you lose weight. The only problem: Most of us are straight-up zombies first thing in the morning and end up eating like one, mindlessly …

10 Things You Need to Do Around the House This Fall

Get your home in shape before the real cold weather comes.<p>Autumn is a great time for football, hot apple cider — and preparing your home for the cold weather. While temperatures are still relatively warm and the ground is not yet covered with snow, take advantage of fall to complete some …

Healthy Snacks You Can Make When Your Fridge and Pantry Are Running Low

The Cooking Channel’s Kelsey Nixon shares her super-fast go-to eats.<p><i>Every Wednesday at 3 p.m. EST, hosts a live broadcast on Periscope called "Snack Sesh" with fun new ideas for health-conscious snackers. Make sure to tune in live—you'll be able to ask us questions and make</i> …

Tortilla-Chicken Soup Recipe

Serves 4<p>Ingredients<p>2 Tbsp. vegetable oil<p>1 medium onion, diced<p>2 garlic cloves<p>5 ounces spinach<p>Pinch of salt<p>1 tsp. chili powder<p>1 tsp. dried oregano<p>1 …


15 Tiny Tweaks That’ll Help You Lose More Weight in 2015

You'll barely even notice the difference—but your waistline will.

10 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Hit the Gym After Work

Never skip a post-work workout again.<p>Everyone has that moment after a long eight-hour (read: 10-hour) workday when all you want to do is schlep home, get into bed, and Netflix it up—even though you totally planned to hit the gym after you left the office. We hear you. So we spoke with experts to …

Eat These Foods to Help Fight Inflammation - One Green Planet

Are you feeling bloated and have stomach aches (or worse) constantly? You could very likely be experiencing inflammation due to your diet. Are you …

Alternative Medicine

Emerald Engagement Rings: Unique Vintage Engagement Rings With Emeralds

When this emerald engagement ring (by L.A. jeweler Single Stone) popped up in my Instagram last week, I gasped. With it's clean, art deco-y lines and that brownish-green emerald-cut emerald, it may have stolen my heart.<p><b>Engagement Ring 1</b>__<p>[Adairsville]( …

10 Green Smoothies That Actually Taste Good

Green juice always sounds good in theory — until you throw it out after three sips because it tastes like lawn. But green juice really can be good if you make it right. Try one of these ten recipes and you'll be downing one daily.<p><b>1. Debloating Smoothie</b><p>Perfect for the morning after a night out, this …

10 Maya Angelou Quotes That'll Make You Love Life and Get Sh*t Done

Inspiration straight from a legend

A Creamy Pasta Salad That Will Actually Fill You Up

And it clocks in under 300 calories!<p>Women’s Health<i>’s food and nutrition editor Jill Waldbieser is taking the #31Mealsin31Days challenge—she’ll cook at least one homemade meal every day for the entire month of May. See her latest recipe here, and join in by sharing your own homemade meals on</i> …

The Perfect Chicken Sandwich

PLUS: The secret to delicious homemade chicken breasts<p>Women’s Health<i>’s food and nutrition editor Jill Waldbieser is taking the #31Mealsin31Days challenge—she’ll cook at least one homemade meal every day for the entire month of May. See her latest recipe here, and join in by sharing your own</i> …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

Get the max from your gym time—without adding more reps or more minutes<p>You're all about multitasking when it comes to your job, your to-do list, and even your free time (seriously, who <i>just</i> watches TV these days?). So why shouldn't your workout—and your body—benefit from the same smart shortcuts? …

9 Pilates Moves That Burn Major Calories

Get your heart pumping for a leaner physique