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Mindy (Pfäfflin) Steele
Mindy (Pfäfflin) Steele
Mindy (Pfäfflin) Steele

Mindy (Pfäfflin) Steele

Something about the amber lights I saw in my head for the lighting throughout this book made me remember the intensity of playing around after dark in the far corners of shopping parking lots. I don't care for the following books, but this first book in the series was amazing.

Hilarious way to teach classroom expectations! 75 different classroom memes! Rules and Procedures have never been more fun!

I really want to do this. Lavender Hidcote - This easy-to-grow sun perennial thrives in full sun normal garden soil. Plants vigorously grow to form mounds of fragrant, silvery foliage 18 tall 24 wide. This drought-tolerant hardy perennial has extremely fragrant foliage

Fabulous Front Yard--This flower-filled front yard is low-maintenance and eco-friendly. Low-growing, mounding perennials offer a patchwork of color year round. Drought-tolerant sedums and succulents create a beautiful but casual mix of easy-care perennials.

Love this path also good example of color coordination in landscape design

Teaching Teens in the 21st: Before the School Year Begins... great ideas from Kelly Gallagher!

Evaluating Resources And Using Proper Paraphrasing, Quoting, and Documenting To Avoid Plagiarism (Common Core Standard 6-8.WHST.8) | Learnist

Photo writing prompt: Tell the story.

Where’s the Beef? Here’s Why an Entire Country Just Ran Out of Steak

Children's Books Lack Color: In 2013, only 2.3 percent of children’s books were about black characters—lower than in 2002, when it was 5.3 percent. “As I discovered who I was, a black teenager in a white-dominated world, I saw that these characters, these lives, were not mine,” African American young-adult fiction author Walter Dean Myers writes in a New York Times op-ed. “I stopped reading. I stopped going to school.… In retrospect I see that I had lost the potential person I would ...

Rise of the Machines - Half of all US jobs will be automated by 2024. Will yours? “For workers to win the race,” the authors write, “they will have to acquire creative and social skills.” (Something the Common Core might want to add to its standards, eh?)

Your school's vending machine may be getting a makeover! Starting in July, new regulations ban junk food from schools. Get the details here!

Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. meeting in January with video game industry executives, a response to the Sandy Hook school shooting. Go to related article »

If you have special needs students in your general education classroom, chances are they need very structured, step-by-step instructions on writing argumentative essays. I use this fun acronym for the domains of writing. It's called PROS: P - Polestar Focus R- Rules of Conventions O - Organization S - Support This product focuses on the organization of argumentation essays and explains how to write that essay based on text. It is laid out in a "chunked" fashion so that you can go through the pro

From YikYak to Secret, anonymous apps are everywhere. But are they doing more harm than good?

Check out Time for Kids about the Great Penny Debate. Short background followed by the question: Should we get rid of the penny?

Is reality TV hurting us? Argument or Persuasive essay topic...perhaps with different article or having students locate their own.

Is reality TV hurting us? Argument or Persuasive essay topic...perhaps with different article or having students locate their own.

Here's a fun game that will have your child hustling to find quotes to back up written assertions.

Find out about families that swap a shorter summer break for learning time that's more continuous.

Parents Of Sleep-Deprived Teens Push For Later School Start Times by ALLISON AUBREY