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Recipe: Smoked Pheasant-Pecan Cheese Ball

Nearly every Christmas Eve of my childhood was spent at my grandparents' house where our entire family would gather to eat hors d'oeuvres, soup, and, …

Principal Ramblings

Recently, the social studies teacher in me has been enjoying the increase in political discussion in our school and in our profession. During last …

Active Learning Leads to Higher Grades and Fewer Failing Students in Science, Math, and Engineering

Think back to when you learned how to ride a bike. You probably didn't master this skill by listening to a series of riveting lectures on bike …

Designing Schools that Work

This publication outlines the fundamental principles and process of Strategic School Design.<p>Through years of research and practice around school …

What We’re Missing In Measuring Who’s Ready For College

Who’s ready for college? At first blush, not a lot of us. By most measures, far less than half of those taking college entrance exams could tread …

The 4 Properties of Powerful Teachers

Even if you weren’t born with some of these qualities, you can develop them.

WoodenBoat Magazine

From WoodenBoat magazine No. 262, May/June 2018: STRAY is a yacht tender dressed up as a Cape Cod...<p>Photographer Tyler Fields wrote and photographed …

Virginia

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The latest project from the shop; a whiskey cabinet-on-stand. Containing something as manly as bourbon, I wanted this to be as masculine as possible, but with enough shape that my wife will allow it to stay in the living room. Made of cherry, unsteamed walnut, and maple. Fingers crossed! #woodworking #furniture #bourbon #whiskey (at Crafted)

Focus on Teachers: Teacher Strategies for Personalized Learning

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Personalized Learning

Starting early on college and career

Efforts to prepare students for college and careers are taking hold earlier and earlier, expanding beyond high school so that even students in …

Education

Teachers in a Pickle

Not long ago, two teachers asked me a question that I found rather poignant: How could they help make their schools successful when their principals have no interest in changing what they're doing?<p>The occasion was the National Title I Conference in Salt Lake City. I had met the two on a street …

Education

How to: Make a Stylish, Multi-Purpose Wood Roll-Up Tray

I recently saw an image of something like this guy on Pinterest and after many minutes of searching, I couldn't find where I could buy it. So, I made …

Stylish

3 things great teachers do with technology

3 inspiring examples of how teachers turn technology into relevance and make learning count<p>Too often, we see teachers putting the proverbial cart …

The Decade-Plus Teaching Career: How to Retain Effective Teachers Through Teacher Leadership

Teaching

Shelf and drawers

Rustic DIY Pencil Holder

Trying to find the balance in function and aesthetic is a constant struggle for me. Add kids and their “stuff” into that and it feels like a loosing …

The finished Table. Finally after 3 years it has a proper base! It was standing on a very impractical stainless steel base…

The finished Table. Finally after 3 years it has a proper base! It was standing on a very impractical stainless steel base…<p>The figure on the base fits the figure on the redwood tabletop very well!

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Oree Touch Slab

If you're getting tired of the all-brushed-aluminum motif you have going on your desk, it might be time to consider a replacement for your trackpad. …

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6 key findings about going to college

A new Pew Research Center report on higher education contains a number of findings about the rising value of a college degree (as well as the rising …

Why poor kids don’t stay in college

BALTIMORE — It is a Tuesday in October and Terrell Kellam is running late. He usually wakes up at 5:30 a.m. to catch the first of two buses that will take him from southwest Baltimore to Morgan State University, just north of the city. With a good connection, making it to his college classes might …

First Generation College Students: The Dreamer

<i>First generation college student Dontay Gray. (Photo courtesy First Generation)</i><p><i>This is the final of three interviews in RealClearEducation’s coverage</i> …

What Students Remember Most About Teachers

You told me how busy you were, how much there was to do. How little time there was to get it all done. I listened. And then I told you this:<p>I told …

Designer Ernest Perera has created two versions of his DO NOT DISTURB clock for manufacturer Amor de Madre. More photos here: http://www.contemporist.com/2014/12/02/do-not-disturb-clocks-by-ernest-perera-for-amor-de-madre/

Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School

“I think we should give kids problems that you can’t look up on the internet,” November said. “Or, if you do, build the capacity to do it well.” With …

Building Strong Classrooms with BLISS

<i>December 3, 2014</i><p><i>Rhonda Humphries is an Assistant Principal at Anacostia High School in the District of Columbia. Prior to assuming this leadership</i> …

Teaching