Rebecca Gill

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The Florida National Scenic Trail is one of the most underrated treks in the country

Florida is renowned for many things — sandy beaches, amusement parks, traffic lights that change inexorably slowly, Cuban food, etc. Trekking through …

20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

Episode 337 with Kasey Bell From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kasey Bell shares her tech tips for …

Education Technology

How Can White Teachers Do Right by Students of Color?

First Person<p>Photo taken by the author in his classorom.<p>We have a racial disconnect in American schools. Fifty-one percent of the students in grades …

Teaching

I Compared 7 Boxes of Microwave Popcorn and Now This Is the Only Brand I'll Buy — Shopping

Between movie nights at home, my kids' after-school cravings, and my nervous-energy snacking while I work, it's safe to say my family eats a lot of …

Flavors

17 Jokes You'll Only Get If You Know Greek Mythology

"Greek mythology in five words: Unfortunately, Zeus was feeling horny."

Dungeons and Dragons

Why To Discourage Laptops in Class (with slides you can show your students)

You may have seen various articles about how computers and phones in the classroom affect student performance.<p>Andrew Mills, associate professor of …

Laptops

33 games we’ll still be playing in 9 years

It’s hard to believe our family has been reviewing board games for 9 years!<p>We’ve reviewed over 400 games and written over 350 other game and …

Board Games

Try the Connected Kahoot!

Kahoot is a favorite among students and teachers alike. It’s a fun way to jazz up assessments with gameshow style quizzes. But what if we took …

Education Technology

27 Dogs That'll Make You Say, "Grandma? Grandpa?"

"Back in my day people would line up to scratch a dog's beard."

Grandparents

The Mass Grave Beneath a Texas Suburb

The recent discovery of bodies of black prison laborers beneath a construction site in Sugar Land, Texas, is forcing the state to confront its difficult history.<p>When archaeologists discovered the intact skeletons of 15,000 free and enslaved Africans at a construction site in lower Manhattan in …

Black History

The Best Tiny Beach Town To Retire for Under $40K a Year, According to AARP

Thanks to tony, McMansion-dotted enclaves like Malibu and East Hampton, beachfront living sometimes gets an elites-only rep. But, in reality, that’s …

Key West

How to Experience the Ultimate Family Vacation to Disney World

Here are all the tips you'll need to maximize the magic on your Disney World vacation.

What Not To Say To Someone Who Has Lost A Pet, Under Any Circumstances

Domesticated animals are not — simply — "just" pets. They're family members. Our best friends. The loss of a dog, cat, bird or other beloved creature …

Pets

Look Alive, Ghosts and Ghouls! Disney's New Haunted Mansion Ears Are Going Fast

If you're a firm believer that Haunted Mansion is the best ride in Disneyland, we have amazing new merch for you. Just as we were getting acquainted with the chilling (but charming) Hatchbox Ghost mouse ears, the park released yet another pair that made us ghoulishly glad, indeed. These $25 mouse …

Walt Disney Company

Formatically Creates New Citation Tool That Might Be Easiest To Use

I don’t know about you, but I hate having to go through the process of formally creating citations, which is why I pay someone to clean-up my book …

High School

Kick Off the School Year Right with These 14 Back to School Tips and Tons of Resources!

I’m excited to announce I’ve taken on a new position as the Technology and Computer teacher at a STEM charter school in Houston, Texas. Yesterday, I …

Teaching

How non-English speakers are taught this crazy English grammar rule you know but have never heard of

English grammar, beloved by sticklers, is also feared by non-native speakers. Many of its idiosyncrasies can turn into traps even for the most confident users.<p>But some of the most binding rules in English are things that native speakers know but don’t know they know, even though they use them every …

Code-Breaker Says He's Cracked the DB Cooper Plane Heist Mystery

Based on a string of numbers in one of Cooper's old letters.<p>Ever since a nondescript man using the name "Dan Cooper" boarded a Seattle-bound flight, held passengers hostage for $200,000 in ransom money, and parachuted out of the plane somewhere over the Pacific Northwest, the FBI has been stumped …

Crime

Disney World Has New Whipped Pineapple Eclairs That Come With a Tiny Macaron on Top!

Amorette's Patisserie, home to many unique desserts at Disney Springs, is now selling eclairs that pineapple fans will adore. The new Whipped Pineapple Eclair ($6) is filled with pineapple cream, topped with a white chocolate piece, and — wait for it — finished with a miniature, pineapple-shaped …

Dessert

The 6 Best Dog Toys For Heavy Chewers

If your pup is a chewer then you already know: One minute they're on their best behavior and the next minute they’ve shredded a poor stuffed animal …

Pets

Panama City Beach's Sweetest Secret

The sun is high, the sky is blue, a Gulf breeze is blowing, and the scent of coconut oil is in the air. This can mean only one thing: You need a …

Panama City

The 16 Best True Crime Books Of All Time

It seems like everyone is obsessing over all things true crime lately — from binging <i>Making a Murderer</i> on Netflix, to tuning in to the latest <i>S-Town</i> …

Crime

The most offensive curse word in English has powerful feminist origins

Cursing is a good way to be bad. It’s mostly harmless and signals authenticity to listeners. For the linguistically bold, vulgarity is just one element of a rich vocabulary, a spice for speech. Yet even those of us who curse like sailors shirk the word “cunt.”<p>Breathe deep, because we’re about to …

Linguistics

Dress Up Your Classroom Walls With Our Free Reading Posters

If teaching kids to love reading and books is one of your favorite parts of the job, you’re going to love our new printable reading posters. This set …

Posters

How to access free and legal copies of English and American classic literature online

Add up all the textbooks and calculators that students need to buy and September can be rough for American parents and their children. While schools require purchases of the latest textbook editions each year, parents can acquire some books that never go out of date—and cost nearly nothing.<p>Many of …

Literature

17 verbs that cut fat from your writing

Verbs are the powerhouse of your sentences; choose them wisely.<p>Another issue that I see frequently in the work that I edit is weak verbs coupled with …

Creative Writing

Back to School: Back to School Icebreakers Activity Pack

<b>Back to School Activity Pack</b><p>12 PAGE pack of classroom-ready summer end of term activities will enthuse and engage students.<p>Suitable for KS3 and KS4 …

Teaching

9 Life-Changing Gadgets All Pet Owners Need to Know About

Having a pet may be one of life’s greatest joys. Whether you have a dog, a cat, or some other furry friend, you can probably attest to that. And …

Pets

Dear Parents, It's Not Always the Teacher's Fault — It's Your Child

I love teaching. To me, there's nothing quite as satisfying as helping my students understand the material and enjoy learning. However, that job will continue to get harder and harder if we all don't accept the fact that children are capable of making mistakes. Lots of them. And what's so bad about …

Teaching

What Students Want Colleges to Know About How They Learn

Even the best instructors may not be able to reach every student. And often that’s because there is a disconnect between what students expect from …

Pedagogy