Veronica MacDougall

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27 Breakfast Sandwiches That Cure a Hangover With Less Grease

Sometimes the best breakfast is one you can eat on the go. As much as we try to sit down for meals, we're often too rushed in the a.m. hours, …

Healthy Eating

Take a hike: 8 of the world's greatest treks

The very best treks aren’t just about putting one foot in front of another—they’re about stepping into a destination’s culture and history. Still, …

8 Cost-Cutting Wedding Hacks

Newlyweds share how they saved on the big day.<p>With the average cost of a wedding soaring to $31,213 in 2015, couples need to get creative to save … …

Weddings

20 Education Administrator Blogs

It’s not easy being a school administrator. As leader of your school or department, it may be difficult to find peers you can confide in, discuss …

Education Technology

5 National Parks With Spectacular Scenery and No Crowds

If three-deep crowds shouldering for selfies isn’t your thing, you can be forgiven for thinking a summer national park tour isn’t for you. And …

National Parks

Summer reading guide: The 136 books you'll want to read

Another summer, another chance to draw up the perfect reading list to see you through those languid, sun-drenched days. Whether you’re stretched out by the pool or nestled in a coffee shop, clutching a hardcover, paperback or e-book, we’ve got more than enough titles to keep you reading through …

10 Edtech Tools Teachers Can Use Tomorrow (Literally)

When recommending digital tools to teachers in my district, I often lean towards those which can be integrated almost immediately. Educators want to …

ASCD notes Teacher Appreciation Week with free resources

PD resources for teachers include discounts, webinars, and more<p>In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, ASCD has assembled a list of free professional …

7 All-Natural DIY Non-Toxic Pesticides for Your Vegetable Plots

In an ideal world, at least an ideal world of gardening, there would be no cause for pesticides. Most certainly, there is never a cause for toxic, …

Gardening

Five Alternatives To Traditional Bachelor Parties

Because who wants to have a boring party?<p>My wedding was less than two months away, and I was still dodging the second Big Question, "What about your bachelor party?" It's always the married ones that ask, and I just hemmed and hawed. My fiancée didn't care if I went to a strip club, but <i>I</i> did. The …

I read books by only minority authors for a year. It showed me just how white our reading world is.

In 2014, I decided that for the entire year, I would not read books written by white authors. My goal was to address the reading practices I developed growing up in Australia, where white authors have dominated the literary world. My high school reading list was filled with the “classics” — …

Alphabet Art: Folded Paper Letters

Looking for creative wall art or sign-making ideas for your next big party? You’ll love this DIY technique for making your own fun folded paper letters!<p>This fantastic folded paper alphabet tutorial from Helena Lyth at Sköna hem is written in Swedish, but the illustrated fold guides for each letter …

Paper Flowers

Shares 0<p>Create a stunning bouquet of flowers using paper and a scalloped punch. Use them to decorate gifts, as party decor, or simply to add a splash …

Lazy Lime Layer Cake

This key lime cake recipe found on <b>Rikki Snyder Photography</b> has a lot to love: layers of yummy cake, alternating with layers of yummy lime infused …

Present, sir: benefits of a mindful classroom

Pupils who learn to slow down and concentrate their fast-growing minds will reap rewards in every aspect of life, says Eleanor Doughty<p>When asked what impact <b>mindfulness has in schools</b>, Richard Burnett of Tonbridge School quotes T S Eliot. “ 'Teach us to dare and not to care. Teach us how to sit …

35 Exceptional Easy and Inexpensive DIY Gifts Crafts That You Would Really Like to Receive

Picking a gift on a tight budget is a daunting task and picking a very personal gift for a loved one a small budget is even more difficult. Thanks to …

Make Your Own Dryer Sheets With Fabric Scraps

Dryer sheets make for fresh, fluffy loads of laundry. And it's easy enough to make your own. All you need are a couple of ingredients and some scrap …

Cleaning

10 Tools Every Teacher Should Master This Summer - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - EdTech, Innovation, Teaching

According to Common Sense Media, 95% of teachers agree that using technology increases student engagement and 92% of teachers want to add more …

Sharing Real-World Projects Sharpens the Literacy Skills of Connected Students

<b>by Brian Crosby</b><p>When students are connected (and this is especially valuable for second language learners), everything you do has the potential for …

5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

Many would agree that for inquiry to be alive and well in a classroom that, amongst other things, the teacher needs to be expert at asking strategic …

Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation

Maybe you have also observed how common it is nowadays for students to not know how to have a conversation. Perhaps this owes to a preponderance of …

A Video To Watch With Your Students: The Pale Blue Dot Transcription

<b>A Video To Watch With Your Students: The Pale Blue Dot</b><p>You’re likely familiar with Carl Sagan’s <i>The Pale Blue Dot.</i> It’s been the voiceover for …

Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer highlights gameplay features, pre-orders open

Shown during the recent D23 Expo in Japan, a new PlayStation 4 gameplay trailer for <i>Kingdom Hearts 3</i> highlights the game's new abilities, attacks and enemies.<p>According to game director Tetsuya Nomura, the new title will "wrap up story elements present since the first game," yet the series will …

One-Pot Wonders: Seared Scallops With Pancetta and Brussels Sprouts

Did anyone actually like brussels sprouts as a kid? I don't think I ever even tried them because I always thought they were stinky and unattractive. It wasn't until I ate them as an adult that my love affair with this bulbous vegetable truly began (though I'm sure the fact that they were served …

Love of Reading Sparked by Love of Subject in the Future School Day

<b>SETTING THE SCENE</b><p><b>Sam is an eleventh grader</b> who has struggled with English Language Arts courses in secondary school. He is accustomed to the cycle of …

30 Habits Of Highly Effective Teachers

<i>Editor’s Note: We often look at the qualities and characteristics of good teaching and learning, including the recent following pieces:</i><p><b>25 Things</b> …

Researcher finds way to calm fears during sleep

Fear may be the most powerful of all human emotions, but according to a study released today in the journal Nature Neuroscience, sleep can be its enemy.<p>In a first-of-its-kind experiment, specific emotional memories of human beings were deliberately altered during sleep. The complicated small study, …

The Brain

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

How Squid Are Inspiring Better Camouflage For Soldiers

A squid-like film can be switched on and off chemically to change how infrared light is reflected.<p>If there's one thing squid are good at, it's hiding. The mysterious giant squid is one of the most elusive creatures on Earth, and even the common calamari squid can alter its appearance to blend into …