Few things are worse than purchasing a houseplant only for it to die after a few weeks. Keeping a houseplant healthy isn’t as difficult as it may seem, even if you don’t naturally have a green thumb.
Few things are as magical in the summertime as watching fireflies light up the sky. This article will show you how to attract fireflies to your yard without contributing to their dwindling populations.
A successful garden starts with having healthy soil- not just any dirt will grow plants well. Learn about what you can do to start your garden out positively.
Are you looking to work smarter in your garden (instead of harder)? Wanting to make an impact in your yard without it impacting your budget? Then this is the article about sun-loving, carefree perennials is for you!
Don't get caught up visiting all the basic tourist attractions when in Atlanta, GA. Instead, visit the city like the locals do, and check out places like the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Piedmont Park, the College Football Hall of Fame, The BeltLine and Lanier Islands.
During the fall and winter months, it’s easy for gardeners to be discouraged with the lack of life in the garden. But these dismal months are a great time to invest interest in birds. Here's how to encourage them to visit your yard.
Whether you choose to install a scarecrow to protect your plants from pesky critters, or just want to decorate your yard (or porch) for autumn, building a scarecrow is easy! All you need are a few simple supplies.
Few things are as cozy on an autumn night than gathering around a fire pit. Even when the weather isn't chilly, I can’t wait to get the kids outside to just relax around a fire.
I love the scent of herbs; not just in my food, but all the time! The thought of an indoor herb garden fits right into my tastes (and smells, so to speak), but it was convenient since I had recently started cooking from scratch more and have a great sunny window in my kitchen.
Succulent are unusual plants because they can store water in their leaves and/or stems. Because succulents store moisture in their structure, they can tolerate extended periods of drought and are a perfect plant for a new or forgetful gardener.
Homeowners frequently take pride in a good-looking lawn and for good reason. A healthy lawn doesn’t occur without effort, but it doesn’t need to be as labor intensive as some people make it out to be.
Herbaceous perennials, plants that die off in the cold winter months but bloom again in the spring, are the gardener’s friend. Not only are they a great investment (you only have to buy the plant once), but perennials also tend to bloom more vigorously the following year.
As the name might suggest, annuals have only one growing cycle. But perennials will grow for a season, die down during the colder months, and grow again in the spring. Properly identifying issues will not only keep your garden beautiful, but will limit problems of pests and disease.
Everyone enjoys a spring-blooming flower, but blooms from bulbs, corms, or tubers require a little more tender loving care than the average flower. These perennials require cold storage during the cold winter months to ensure they are protected from freezing and frost.
Not all the critters in your garden are pests. In fact, many creepy-crawling (or flying) things are beneficial to a healthy garden. Learn how to make your garden attractive to beneficial bugs and animals with a few key points below.
Everyone loves to observe a butterfly fluttering through the air. Not only are they typically beautiful, but the critters are beneficial in the garden as well because they pollinate flowers. Here are a few simple things you can do to encourage butterflies to visit your garden.
You may not want a bee buzzing inside your home, but insects in the garden are your friends! Encouraging pollinating bees to populate your garden isn’t difficult or time consuming at all.
No one goes to the garden center and purposely purchases an unhealthy plant, but sometimes shoppers don’t look over packaged plants well enough before making the purchase. Getting the most value for your money and purchasing a healthy plant isn’t really that difficult when you know what to look for.
Understanding the type of soil you have will allow you to be a more successful gardener. But how does one get to know more about their soil? By conducting a soil pH test, of course!
If you want to have a successful garden, you have to start with quality soil. Sure, some plants are hardier than others and can manage to grow well in almost any kind of soil, but you really shouldn’t leave it up to chance. Testing your soil is simple!
Green leaves in the garden are so boring. Consider elevating the drama in your garden palette with punches of color such as bright pinks, purples, reds, yellows, and (of course) greens, with the coleus plant.
Monkey grass makes a great addition to almost any garden because of its versatility. Monkey grass can be used as a groundcover, or as an accent border to a walkway. It is fairly low-maintenance and pest-resistant.
Navarre, Florida is a hidden gem of the Gulf Coast. Nestled between two larger tourist destinations, Pensacola and Destin, Navarre sometimes gets overlooked as a beach town. I’m here to tell you to give Navarre a chance.
The kalanchoe plant is beloved by florists and plant-lovers for its upright-growing, tight-clustered blooms. A fairly low-maintenance plant, the kalanchoe blooms in response to the amount of sunlight (or lack thereof), so you can force it to bloom almost any time of year.
If you love a burst of color in an unexpected time of the year and are looking for a substantial plant that requires little to no maintenance, camellias may be the perfect solution for your garden.
If you like the idea of a leafy, small-flowering plant, but still want vibrant colors consider adding the Croton plant to your garden or inside your home.
The hyacinth is an unusual flower because of its cluster of flowers and fresh scent. It is most successfully grown in USDA hardiness zones 4 through 8.
If you love the idea of growing your own apple tree but don’t have a lot of space, consider growing a dwarf. Dwarf trees typically grow between 8 to 10 feet tall. They are ideal for growing outside in the soil or in a container.
Up until the 1900s, blueberries were only available in the wild. But thanks to modern science and innovation, blueberries are grown abundantly in the fields, and you can even grow them with success in your own backyard.
A staple in any good southern garden, gardenias are fairly hardy and can withstand the hot weather, provided they have some shelter from direct sunlight for part of the day. They can thrive in the garden or in a pot. In the language of flowers, gardenia means “secret love."
English ivy is a great choice for homeowners who want a fast-growing, low-maintenance plant. It makes excellent groundcover and even climbs well enough to use as a screen on a trellis or to decorate a wall or structure.
Pineapple adds a certain tropical element to any meal. Not only does pineapple add a splash of color to your food, it also adds a great burst of flavor and vitamins. When you grow pineapples in the home you won’t have to wait until they go on sale to add them to your menu.
Pansies are a staple in the fall and winter because of their bright colors and cold-weather hardiness.
Tiger lilies are distinct from other lilies because of their bright color and speckled spots. If you are looking for a low-maintenance flower with a big impact, consider adding the tiger lily to your home garden.
If you are looking for a gift that makes a statement (and satisfies a sweet tooth), candy bouquets are sure to hit the spot! Unlike fruit bouquets or floral bouquets, candy bouquets are simple to make and don’t have a quick expiration date. Learn how to whip one together below!
If you are new to summer gardening tomatoes might be a great starter plant. Not only are tomatoes fairly low maintenance, but you tend to get a good return on investment with quick growing crop.
The Begonia plant is quite versatile. It is available in a variety of colors and sizes and can be grown indoors, outdoors in window boxes, in garden beds, or in hanging baskets. Varieties grown outdoors can grow between six inches to three feet tall.
If you are looking for a low-maintenance plant that can double as something useful in your home, the Aloe Vera plant may just be the plant for you.
Don't fall into the trap of pouring bucket-loads of chocolate into plastic eggs, consider alternatives to candy in your child's Easter basket.
If you like bright pops of color in your yard or garden, consider planting the Gerbera daisy, a bloom famous for its distinctive circular shape and long stem.
Atalanta was famously burned to the ground during the Civil War, but since then, the city and surrounding area have blossomed into what some people consider the “capital of the south.” Discover what fun activities this city and its environs have to offer!
Although sunflowers are traditionally thought of as a summer or fall bloom, you can actually plant sunflowers once all likelihood of frost has passed. Once the bloom is spent, harvest the seeds for snacking using the instructions below.
If you want to add a splash of color and fragrance to your garden while attracting beneficial insects like bees and butterflies, consider planting lavender.
Your favorite Easter bloom may not be a real flower after all! The colorful bloom of the calla lily isn’t really a flower; it is actually a modified leaf called a spathe.
If you are looking to add spectacular color in your garden landscape, consider adding the flaming red “burning bush” that changes from dark green to bright red almost overnight.
If you love the classic spring tulip flower, you’ll be sure to love the tulip tree for its grande stature, fanciful bloom, and brightly colored leaves.
Azaleas are a great addition to any garden. The bright-colored blooms on this easy-to-care-for shrub can serve as a focal point or as a background to other additions in your garden.
Carnations are known as a traditional flower, often used in Victorian decorating or as a gift on Mother's Day. Learning to grow carnations from seed or cutting and maintaining them is simple.
As the name implies, the Easter Cactus typically blooms around the Easter season. Although traditional cacti have rigid spines, an Easter Cactus bears softer pointed nodes.
As the name implies, Easter lilies often decorate homes and churches during the Easter season. These beautiful, large white blooms on a tall stem carry a heavy and sweet aroma.
Gardeners have long hailed the benefits of compost, commonly called "black gold," to help their plants grow and limit soil erosion.
Measuring your window to update some blinds or add draperies is easy, with the following tips. The hardest part of the whole process will be deciding upon the style and color of your new treatments.
Cast iron cookware isn't just for cowboys out on the range. Although cast iron has been around for a long time, modern kitchens also benefit from this versatile and strong cooking method.
Hydrangeas are one of the quintessential flowers of the South; they evoke a sense of charm and hospitality. Fortunately, they can effectively bloom in a variety of climates and locales.
Looking to add a colorful pop to your garden this spring? Consider planting tulips in the fall! These low-maintenance, high-reward blooms will brighten your yard and bring a smile to your face.
Learn how to score rewards points for LEGO purchases and save money by visiting a LEGO store instead of a traditional big-box store.
Just as people have different personalities, they have different ways they prefer to learn too. Learn how you can integrate these preferences into everyday learning life.
Simple machines are tools that use one movement to complete work, they also increase the amount of work someone is able to do without exerting a lot of effort; learn what everyday devices qualify.
Visual aids enhance the classroom and learning experience, but only when used effectively. Learn how, when, and why you should use visual aids to help students understand concepts better.
Field trips shouldn't just be an excuse to get out of the classroom. Use teaching techniques that help students retain information and learn using their senses.
Did you know that there is a proper (and improper) way to display the US flag? This article will discuss proper flag etiquette, as well as the rules for displaying the flag of the United States.
Teach kids about plants with these simple science activities. Few supplies needed.
Located minutes away from Atlanta, Gwinnett County benefits from all the history of the south, the modernization of the big city, and the country feel of being miles away from the hustle and bustle.
Planning a trip to Pensacola or the surrounding area? Here's a list of things to do and places to see from a former local who still visits Pensacola almost every summer.
What is gravity and how does it work? This article gives a basic description of gravity, and provides two video explanations on the topic- perfect for use in the classroom or homeschool reference.
Playdough is fun just about any time of the year. But when your kids are yearning to go play in the snow (and the weather won't cooperate) make this sparkly snow-like playdough as a substitute.
When do recycling, science, and art (or jewelry, for that matter) collide? When making earrings from shrunken chip bags, of course! Make a craft for science's sake.
Have you ever seen a naked egg? You know, an egg without its shell? Follow the instructions in this article to learn how to remove the shell from an egg, and other potential science fair ideas.
Keep your child safe with a few basic baby proofing suggestions. A concise list of products and helpful ideas all around the house. Includes two videos from home experts- Oosterhouse and Villa.
Just how sensitive is your skin? You (and your students) can conduct a simple experiment to see how different parts of the body respond to touch and pressure.
Learning how to accurately collect and record data will not only help create a successful science experiment, but it will allow your student to accurately use the scientific method.
Science if fun, but you don't have to keep it limited to the classroom. In "Making Bathtub Fizzie Balls" you'll learn about chemical reactions, while having both fun and an educational experience.
Field trips ought to be fun for all those involved, but just how can a trip become less stressful and more successful? Follow the simple tips in this article for steps to an effective and fun field trip.
There is no need to buy sunflower seeds at the grocery store when you can dry roast seeds yourself. Harvesting and roasting your own seeds is fun, and the perfect way to wrap up your summer growing season.
Teachers who identity a student’s learning preference are more likely to connect with the student.
There is no reason to fear classroom writing assignments, such as essays and reports. Learn about the basic parts of an essay with the hints in this article.
If you love the look of hydrangeas but are unsure how to keep them coming back year after year, look no further. Hydrangeas are simple to care for, and make a great addition to your garden, no matter what area of the country you live in.
Writing a college-level paper isn't rocket science, but it isn't easy either. Following (and reviewing) some of the guidelines in this article will help you write a great paper for the college professor.
Dealing with a bad boss may be unbearable. But by following the simple tips in this article you may be able to repair the work relationship, and become more aluabel in your boss's eyes.
Individual Education Plans (IEP) pay special attention to the needs of the students. But just how important are catered plans? Read this article for a brief explanation of IEPs in the educational realm.
What is RTI (Response to Intervention) and how should schools respond to this? Check out this article for brief information on if RTI is really ready for implement into the school system.
This article will discuss the nuances of the phrase 'academic proficiency'and explain why progress in any form is important to the educational process, particularly those with cognitive disabilities.
Sure, you think of books when you think of libraries, however books aren't the only reason to visit your local library.
Is 'No Child Left Behind' a help or hinderence to special education? Does it inadvertently leave some students behind? Check out this article for a brief opinion on the matter.
How does IDEA 2004 relate to No Child Left Behind (NCLB)? Check out this brief article for thoughts on how IDEA 2004 does not contain substantial changes from NCLB.
Have you ever considered what goes into implementing a new school curriculum? Even if it's just the introduction of a new textbook in one subject area, the teaching staff needs plenty of time to become accustomed to the books, and parents need to get a chance to "get on board" for the change. Check...
The Southern culture is more than just the cotton fields and plantation mentality. Help students understand the culture better with some character building activies from this article.
What questions should school administration and curriculum selection committees consider when looking for a new curriculum? This brief article gives a list of some suggested items.
What's the difference between a PE class and an after school sport's program? What's the difference between the implied curriculum? Check out this article for information on the strengths and weaknesses of a PE course's implied curriculum and the curriculum of sports program.
A perspective on educational practices, based upon three teachers I had over the course of my own educational career.
The effective teacher will consider his own teaching philosophy as well as the needs of the students when selecting how to implement a school curriculum.
Whiles student should of course be taught content in the classroom, success should be measured by how students learn to think and reason, notes Barton (2004).
What's so important about curriculum development? Learn how a teacher's philosophy influences what he stresses in school curriculum.
Ideally the classroom will expereince no interruptions and the teacher will be able to teach everything she set out for the day. Realistically, interruptions are a daily ocurence. What can teachers do to limit interruptions, or at least react better when they happen? Read this brief article for a...
Need help getting your carpet looking new and fresh? Don't hire out the carpet cleaning, you can complete the process yourself with just a few hours and a few bucks. Check out this article for a video and steps on how to use a Rug Doctor cleaning machine.
The state of Georgia uses the CRCT (Criterion-Reference Competency Test) to determine if students have learned enough to progress on to the next grade level.
Looking for ideas on how to teach cardinal directions? Check out this article for a few simple ways to integrate cardinal directions into the classroom.
What makes 3rd, 4th and 5th graders so unique with their learning needs? Check out this article for a brief explanation of this grade level's specific needs and how they learn best.
Who should select new school curriculum- parents, teachers, school administrators? Which stake holder has the most information on what will benefit students most? Read on for more info.
Ever wondered what the average 4th grade student should learn in the social studies classroom? Check out this article for a list of standards covereing map & globe skills, civics, goverenment, economics and US history.
Ever wondered what third grade students learn about in the social studies classroom? Check out this article for a list skills and topics 3rd graders should know about.
Don't let the stress of tests keep you from doing well. Study for tests using the tips from this brief article; information based on Kanar's book for college students- 'The Confident Student
Classroom success is often dependent upon how much work the student is willing to put into class. Check out this article for ways teachers can help students read textbooks successfully.
This article discuss the types of learning preferences, tendencies of learners, and ways that teachers can structure the online course to effectively teach to a range of student preferences.
Not each student processes information in the same manner. So just how should teachers structure the online classroom to appeal to all students without favoring one learning preference over another?
Don't drone on during lecture time; lectures with a purpose. Helpful teaching hints from Nilson's book "Teaching At Its Best".
A brief summary of part of Kanar's book, "The Confident Student". This hub centers around memory techniques and how students can learn to study more effectively.
Effective teaching doesn't happen by accident. Learn how to be the best teacher possible by checking out this article, a text summary of Nilson's book "Teaching At Its Best"- a series of articles by this writer.
Help hold student interest during lecture time, improve student term papers, and improve your own use of visual aids with the hints in this article. Part of s series of Text Summaries on the Nilson book "Teaching At Its Best".
Have you ever read a page and then couldn't remember what you read? Then, this article is for you. Learn how to implement simple active reading techniques with the help from this article, based on Carol Kanar's book "The Confident Student".
Looking for ways to reuse a shopping bag? Check out this article for more info.
How do you become a more confident student? Check out the simple tips in this article, based on Kanar's book "The Confident Student".
Not everyone will succeed in college, but everyone can do better. Check out this article, based on the Carol C. Kanar's book "The Confident Student" for tips on how to become a more confident learner.
In “The Confident Student” Kanar (2011) discusses strategies for students to be successful in their college career. In this writer’s opinion, the book is more than just an introduction to college life, it helps students realize their full potential and make wise choices for their behavior and study...
As a teacher you know what to teach, but now you need to know HOW to teach to best reach students. This article based on the book "Teaching At Its Best" by Linda B. Nilson, chapters 1-11.
How should a professor teach a college course? Check out this article for basic information and tips on teaching. Great info, particlarly for newly-hired teachers!
Relational aggression and cyber bullying is not a right of passage; it is harmful and degrading and can result in tragic consequences. This article, the final installment of a 3-part series.
This article will discuss what cyber bullying is, the thought process behind the tragedy, and what schools and parents can do to help limit the incidents. This is part 2 in a series.
Adolescents often fear being teased in school or being bullied on the playground, however modern adolescents also need to fear being bullied through their phone or online. Words can and do hurt and can leave a mark on the emotional growth of students far worse than a punch on the playground or a...
Why should a teacher base his educational philosophy on the Bible? Check out this article (part 2 in a series)for my thoughts on the matter.
All teachers approach education from a perspective. Check out this article (part 1 of a 2-part series) for information on why this writer thinks the Biblical perspective is so important.
Don't let word problems get you down. Use the WHISK acronym to help you determine what to do when facing word problems in math class.
A well-written syllabus benefits teacher and students alike. Based on information from Nilson's 'Teaching At Its Best'.
Let kids help you create a fun and functional yarn ball wreath. Depending on your child’s age, and how many balls you want to attach to the wreath, it should take you about an hour to complete the project. Check out this article for step-by-stpe instructions (and tips) to create a yarn ball wreath.
If you are looking for an easy no-sew project perfect for a housewarming gift, you are in luck. Suede place mats are ultra-chic and ultra-simple to create. Don’t think you are stuck using only brown tones either, synthetic suede (which is easier to work with and easier to clean) comes in a variety...
Why buy a corsage when you can easily make one yourself? Use this easy tutorial to quickly put one together!
Do your kids love to play with LEGO bricks? Not only is it a great time-consuming (and quiet playing) option, it allows your child to think and create in a way that he normally doesn't. Consider visiting a local LEGO store for fun options and activities with master model builders. Check out this...
Learning is not a passive experience. Just as each educator has his own worldview and style of teaching, each student has a set of preferred learning methods.
Based on the concepts by Neil Flemings, this article discusses the pros and cons of teaching only to one learning preferences. It also discusses how to easily integrate the different learning styles into their normal classroom setting.
There is no such thing as a standard learning style; not all students learn with the same methods. While a student learns by building upon what he already knows, he also learns from the prompting and leading of his instructor who facilitates the educational experience.
How did Jane Addams impact society and education? Check out this article for background information on Addaams, and what inspired her to help others.
Karl Marx is most commonly associated with communism, but what do you really know about Marx amd Marxism? Check out this article for info on the background of Marx, and who he worked with when forming his ideologies.
Literacy was important to the Protestant reformation in that it encouraged reading so that people could understand the Bible and the laws of the land.
Learn more about medieval education with this brief article on the differences in education between the social clases.
What were the differences in educational theory between Plato and the Sophists? Check out this article for more information on where the theories differed.
In early America, children were educated at the church and at home. It wasn't until the Common School Movement, that students were taught a common set of ideas.
Check out this article for information on how the kindergarten movement came to America, and how Froebel and Montessori measure up to eachother in methods and practices.
Despite the fact that Latin was taught to every student in school, Benjamin Franklin found the practice unnecessary. Read this brief article for reasons why.
Don't throw away those empty spools from your sewing kit, transform those wooden beauties into a craft for kids- a wooden spool doll. You and your child will enjoy both creating and playing with the doll.
Many people find button collecting fun, but don't just collect the buttons, sort them into specific types and styles for a collection worth of display. Check out this article for techniques that even the beginning button collector can master.
The human body is rather proportional. While most people know that their armspan, the distance from fingertip to fingertip, is about their height, there are other just as interesting body proportion facts. Read this article for tips on body symmetry and proportion.
Help prevent injuries inside and outside the school bus with a few helpful hints in this article. Video included, tips from a school student.
When serving on a curriculum selection committee you'll need to know why a 'neutral curriculum' isn't possible. Read on for info on what Christians should look for when choosing a new curriculum.
Do you know the difference between traditional "wet" ice and dry ice? Check out this article for interesting facts about dry ice as well as information on how to use it everyday or for special occasions alike.
Packing your child's school lunch doesn't have to be a daunting task, and it doesn't have to be filled with sweets and preservatives just to be quick and simple. Check out this article for great ideas on how to prepare a healthy and quick school lunch everyday.
Some business schools only teach ethics in one or two courses, however I think it should be integrated into the overall curriculum and in each coursework. Read this article for information on why I think this way, and for back-up from the Columbia Business School's Dean. This is a response to an...
Everyone wants to save money at the grocery store, but not everyone knows how. Visit this article with simple tips and explanative videos that show you how to save money while grocery shopping.
Help your child enjoy school and learning with a few simple tips to help them forget about those first-day-of-school jitters.
Do kids need to learn abouth ethics and values? Australian school systems seem to think so. Read this summary and evaluation of the article "NSW Govt. Rules Out Moving Ethics Classes" for more information on the pertinent topic.
Don't shock children into a new schedule once school starts, start daily routines early to ease them into the school year.
Reading is an important life skill, but kids may not comprehend the importance of it. Encourage them to become better readers, and even to love reading, with a few simple — yet effective – techniques.
Do you know how to teach students about the parts of speech? It's simple when use the ters in their context and use plenty of examples. Check out this article for an example of how to use poetry with the parts of speech.
While how well your child reads out loud doesn't necessarily dictate his comprehension, it is a good indicator. Help him understand what he reads better by teaching him better oral reading habits and how to speak expressively.
Help your child learn the essential elements of writing a story with something he'll always have with him — his hand! Check out this article for 5 simple things every story should have.
Is your student concerned about turning in papers and assignments? Help calm their fears with this article, a list of ten things to look for when proofreading their paper.
Learn how to sort information from textbooks and other written media to help improve their reading, studying and comprehension skills.
You realize that proper spelling is important, but how do you convey that to the students in your class or your child at home? Check out this article that gives simple tips and techniques to encourage better spellers.
Do your students know what goes into writing a good book report? Help students learn about the vital parts of a book report by using a visual aid of an ice cream cone. Not only is ice cream delicious, it's a great tool for teaching what goes where in the report.
Help students better understand about the importance of the silent E in words with the facts and tips from this article.
Should teachers teach etiquette? Sure, but more than etiquette, educators should instill ethics in their students. Check out this summary of the article "Education Should Promote Etiquette."
What makes a good leader, what about a good teacher? This article reviews an Oakland Tribune article "Leadership Thoughts" and relates it to the teaching setting.
Do you sweat at the thought of trying to teach your child to read? Don't worry, you can teach your child to read in six simple steps.
While some people claim that playgrounds aren't safe for children, some park systems still offer tall slides and climbing walls. Learn about the benefits of so-called "dangerous" park equipment.
Get children excited about books and reading by reading aloud to them. This article explains how to naturally integrate it into your class or your homelife, and why doing so will encourage reading.
Do your students understand what they are reading? Check out this summary of Lucy Calkin's article "A Vision for Teaching Reading" for ideas on how to increase reading comprehension during silent and oral reading.
What do teachers look for when assigning reading grades? What are the marks of a "good reader"? Read on for tips on how to to evaluate student reading.
Do you know what to do if your child is being bullied? Compile a bully journal as proof of the incidents and give to local or school authorities as evidence. Read on for tips on what to include.
This article gives information on the Saxon Phonics system, and gives an opinion on whether or not you should use it to help your children learn to read.
Do you know the difference between modern/progressive teaching techniques and those of traditional teachers? Read this article for reasons why I disagree with the way progressive teachers educated children.
We all know that learning to read is important, but it's equally important to learn reading the right way. Read this article on phonics v. whole-language instruction to see why phonics works best.
Does every child deserve an award on the team? I certainly don't think so. Read on for an article where I agree with Family Circle's essayist, Karin Fuller on self-esteem shouldn't be pumped up.
Don't get discouraged when your child asks you for help with her math homework. Find helpful games, printable lessons and quick activities that not only improve comprehension, but make math fun.
Information on how the tragic incident of the Virgnia Tech shooting has improved campus security across the country.
A case study on the background of the Virginia Tech shooter, Sueng-Hui Cho.
Don't let your bullied child go un-helped. Words can be more hurtful than sticks and stones. View this article for some of the best resources on aggression and bullying on the Internet.
What are the responsibilities of high school counselors, and are they used to their highest potential? Read on for a review of Dodson's findings on RAMP and non-RAMP schools.
Conflict resolution in the group setting can be difficult if you don't realize how it is different than a one-on-one setting. Visit this article for tips on how to overcome the basic challenges inherent in the group process.
Do you know how your worldview affects the everyday classroom? Check this article on the different curriculum orientations, based on Van Brummelen's book "Steppingstones to Curriculum" to learn more.
There are four basic approaches to negotiation situations. Learn how and when to use each method when performing your duties as a helping professional.
Is there anything as a "neutral" approach to teaching? This author doesn't think so. Read the article to find out how your point of view impacts your teaching.
My search for the ultimate salsa recipe led me to this recipe. While it calls for canned ingredients you can substitute with fresh ingredients too.
Do you know how common relational aggression is? Read the startling statics on who is being bullied and how frequent the bullying occurs.
What are the responsibilities of school officials regarding relational aggression? Learn how teachers should respond with the hints in this article, including how to notice relational aggression.
While parents many not be able to prevent relational aggression and cyberbullying altogether, they can recognize the common symptoms with help from this article.
Relational aggression (RA) differs from traditional bullying tactics; it uses technology to pick on the victim. Check on this article for helpful resources and information on RA.
What is the true responsibility of teachers to their students? How the concept of 'responsibility teaching' impacts how a teacher teaches in the classroom.
Whether you are looking for science information for fun or for a specific project,the science websites in this article will give you a wide range of ideas. You'll find websites appropriate for the young and not-so-young at heart.
This article critique examines JD Plummer's theories on the best way to teach children science concepts. It also suggests more kinesthetic or "active" forms of learning to aid retention.
Installing sod isn't a one-man job, but exactly what does it take to get a great-looking lawn? Here are tips for what you'll need to do before, during, and after the installation process.
Don't fret if your orchid stem breaks. Your plant can recover from the breakage with a little TLC.
Before you start to lay sod, have a plan, an afternoon and several helpers to get the job done faster. Check out these tips for laying sod quickly.
Don't let the beautiful and delicate orchid intimidate you. You can easily grow and nurture this plant indoors with a few simple care tips.
You've babyproofed all the outlets and bathroom door handles, but you've forgot one thing. Locking that Bi-Fold closet door can save you a lot of hassle and clean-up time, not to mention pinched fingers. Read on for information on how to keep those folding doors locked.