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Kids and Homework: Backing Off Is Best

A recent study has been released that says helicopter parenting, especially in schoolwork, might backfire when it comes to promoting student success. You might think the most involved parents have the best students, but it's not necessarily the case. Kids who never have to create their own task …

Parenting

What are they doing? - Quiz Game

You are going to<p>play a game.<br>• practise gerunds and present continuous<p><i>Note</i> - This game can be downloaded as a ppt file below. The ppt version can be …

7 Infallible Tricks to Help ESL Students Remember New Vocabulary

by Claudia Pesce 106,027 views<p>As we strive to help students improve English fluency, words are one of the basic buildings blocks.<p>They are the …

2014 high school winners made a game of learning language skills

1st Place: Word Avenger<p>A group of Haitian-born Miami Edison Senior High students won the Business Plan Challenge’s High School Track for a plan to …

SpongeBob SquarePants

11 Tools to Help You Stay Productive Throughout the Day

YEC (Young Entrepreneur Council) surveyed some folks about what they use to stay productive during the day. Here are their responses.... Read …

Project Management

The 120 Most Helpful Websites For Writers in 2015 - Global English Editing

There are many fantastic websites about writing on the internet, but it’s time consuming to sort the decent from the mind-bendingly awesome. After …

How To Use Infographics As Multimodal Learning Tools

<b>How To Use Infographics As Multimodal Learning Tools</b>by <b>Sara McGuire</b>, venngage.comPeople don’t all learn the same way. Teachers know this, and that’s …

Infographics

How To Freeze Eggs For Cooking To Make Them Last Longer

There have been quite a few "foodpocolypses" in the past few years. There was the aporkalypse that left many bacon lovers quaking. There was the <i>almost</i> kalepocolypse that would have left half of Portland in a frenzied state. And now, we're in fear of an egg shortage as a result of the Avian Flu …

Breakfast

How Games Help Students Learn and Teachers Teach Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on May 22, 2015<p>Traditional classroom structures can leave many students unmotivated and disengaged. Moreover, traditional assessment through …

How to use food like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games to improve your writing .

<b>The most</b> <b>popular YA novels use food as a vehicle for backstory and description.</b> We get a chance to learn about the story beyond what the characters …

Recipe: Oreo Red Velvet Cookie Balls

When a package of brand-new red velvet Oreos landed on my desk, I suddenly became the most popular girl in the office. There's something so fantastic about a classic re-done in a flavor as universally loved as red velvet that pretty much <i>everyone</i> wanted a taste. When I asked the Oreo folks if they …

Dessert

6 Creative Uses of Sentence Diagramming

Sentence diagramming was once a widespread technique for teaching kids how to analyze the structure of a sentence. If you had to do it in school, you …

Stanley Kubrick

How to write a book: 151 must-visit writing websites

While there are some excellent books on how to write a book, the web is also filled with terrific sites on the topic. Here are 151 of the very best …

Writing

Examples of Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia is fun to say and onomatapoeic words can give your writing a sense of "boom boom pow," words which are themselves examples of …

Stop Playing Monopoly With Your Kids (And Play These Games Instead)

Parents want the best for their kids. This, no doubt, extends to the board game closet. But Mom and Dad may not be aware of the drudgery and fickle …

50 Articles on Writing to Help You in 2015

Over the past year I posted articles on this blog that covered everything—from grammar to writing better characters to getting published and more. …

Have Smartphones Made Parents Dumb?

My wake up call was when my 8th grade daughter posted a tweet to about 300 followers, "I hate my mom." And then, "At least I don't have to see her all weekend."<p>Ouch.<p>It was in response to her failed attempt to get out of a youth retreat weekend she had agreed to six months before. But now she had a …

Parenting

6 Tips On Writing A One Page Pitch For Your Script Or Novel

<b>DYK? This post is now a brilliant infographic. CLICK HERE to see it.</b><p>Like this page? Please check out my books<p>CONGRATS! You’ve got a read request for …

12-Steps To Self-Editing – Your Stress-Free Guide To Preparing A Manuscript

When we talk about rewriting in Writers Write, delegates often go a bit pale. They seem to think that you need to rewrite a story or novel from …

The Food Lab: How to Make Potato Leek Soup the Easy and Easier way

Today I'm going to show you how to make two different versions of the same dish. They both use the exact same ingredients to produce similar end results. The first recipe for potato leek soup is the most involved, and it'll make just about the tastiest potato leek soup you've ever had. Light, …

Food Preservation

4 Surprising Foods That'll Make You Look Younger

<b>1. Maple Syrup</b><br>The real deal—tapped from a tree, not a cornstalk—boasts some serious anti-aging benefits. This sweet natural sap is loaded with antioxidants, immune-boosting zinc, and anti-inflammatory properties. But drizzle sparingly; the sticky stuff is thick with sugar. Limit yourself to one …

Use Kimchi to Make a Light, Mayo-Free Chicken Salad With Kick

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Have you ever met one of those people who abhors mayonnaise? I have. I live with her. No matter how much I try to convince my partner, Kate, that mayo is one of the most wonderful substances on earth, she just doesn't want …

Cooking

The 11 WORST Foods to Eat When You're Stressed

In fact, recent research from Ohio State University shows that regularly eating high-calorie and high-fat foods when we're stressed also slows metabolism, a double whammy that can lead to an annual 11-pound weight gain. Here's what to avoid the next time you're stressed.<p><b>Glazed Doughnut</b><br>Baked …

6 Tips To Turn Your Presentation Into An Interactive eLearning Course

<b>Choose the right eLearning authoring tool.</b> <br>There are a number of eLearning authoring tools that can help eLearning professionals transform …

Education Technology

How to Better Retain Information from Books, Articles, and More

Although we can learn a lot of great information from books, articles, interviews, and conversations, we naturally forget a lot of it. Create a …

How To Use The Senses To Show And Not Tell

Mia Botha will be on holiday until 7 January 2015. Look out for her next post then. My post last week was Five Incredibly Simple Ways to Help Writers …

Creative Writing

The Missing Picture of Vision Boards

Creating a vision board is great. I am all about it! Follow your passion. Create your vision. Think about your future. Imagine what you want, what you could have, what/who you could be. Find pictures of it and pin them on Pinterest or cut them out from a magazine and create your own 3D board. Its …

Positive Thinking