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  • Understanding the power of electricity we humans harness is necessary for the wise use and creation of this valuable resource. Many powerplants around the globe produce this resource for the massive consumption now experienced but often at great cost to the environment. Hopefully, a number of the young minds now exploring the basics of electricity will be the ones to develop technology that provides a clean, safe form of this resource humans value and consume so much.

    What is Electricity?:  Lesson Plan for High School Students

    What is Electricity?: Lesson Plan for High School Students

    by Teresa Coppens2

  • Writing prompts for first graders and tips for using them in the classroom (including information on how to create your own).

    Writing Prompts for 1st Graders

    Writing Prompts for 1st Graders

    by Julia Shebel4

  • That little mark, so like the apostrophe in its looks causes some writers to NEVER use it. But, we need Mister Comma and he's here to tell you all about his wonderful job description - from the and's and the but's to the strange intricate sentences that change meanings without him. Mister Comma insists that you "don't be stupid".

    The Comma: Common Grammar Errors

    The Comma: Common Grammar Errors

    by Cynthia Calhoun53

  • Five steps to becoming better orators, more respected advisors, and knowing when and under what circumstances our opinions should come to bear on a conversation.

    Understanding the Nature of Discussion

    Understanding the Nature of Discussion

    by Jeffrey5

  • I am a diploma-prepared Registered Nurse. People often ask what a diploma is and how does it differ from a Bachelor's or Associate Degree. I'll explain the pros and cons and include a few stories.

    My Diploma of Nursing School Experience

    My Diploma of Nursing School Experience

    by Kari Poulsen8

  • What is the purpose of an historical research paper? It is not what you might think. It is much more in depth than just reciting history. A research paper in history is an exercise in exploration and supporting theories. Too often, a student...

    The Purpose of an Historical Research Paper

    The Purpose of an Historical Research Paper

    by Rebecca Graf1

  • A list of comma rules with examples and explanations.

    10 Comma Rules

    10 Comma Rules

    by Kenna Jackson0

  • So you've successfully completed high school and scored well on the SAT and ACT. However, succeeding in a public college is not about what you know, but rather how responsible of a person you are.

    Are You Prepared for a Four Year College?

    Are You Prepared for a Four Year College?

    by J Michael Martin1

  • I am sorry to break it to you, but college might not be as charming as you thought it would be. With that rather depressing thought, I will share the eight biggest pressures of a being freshman.

    The 8 Biggest Pressures of Being a Freshman

    The 8 Biggest Pressures of Being a Freshman

    by Priya Barua6

  • What is the best way to write an effective lesson plan? How can you reduce time spent on lesson planning? Actually, there is no one answer to either of these questions, but this hub aims to give you some advice...

    How to Quickly Write an Effective Lesson Plan

    How to Quickly Write an Effective Lesson Plan

    by Rhys Baker4

  • In my experience, college was exciting and enlightening but finishing my thesis was full of missteps and brutal criticism. As an art, student it was more than brutal; it was crushing. How to recover?

    Artistic Nature and Harsh Criticism

    Artistic Nature and Harsh Criticism

    by Denise McGill18

  • Editing is the process of evaluating and changing a work of art or writing to make it acceptable for its intended message and audience. But can editing go too far?

    What is Editing?

    What is Editing?

    by Heidi Thorne10

  • There are lots of good reasons to go to graduate school: A higher degree usually means higher earnings over time. A graduate education lets you dig deeper into a subject that you’re passionate about. You can make valuable connections in graduate...

    PhD or MBA—Choosing the Right Graduate Degree for You

    PhD or MBA—Choosing the Right Graduate Degree for You

    by ManekiNeko8

  • When it comes to editing books, there are many different styles you'll discover. Every editor has their unique method.

    Many Styles of Editing

    Many Styles of Editing

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • Incoming college freshmen often wonder what types of professors they will have in college. This article will "introduce" you to the different types of professors so that you can be prepared!

    The Five Professors You Meet in College

    The Five Professors You Meet in College

    by Josh Wilmoth5

  • I can’t believe it’s been a year since I wrote my first article about home-schooling. My youngest son is now in the 5th grade, and I am still on the home-schooling train. Here are lessons learned.

    Lessons I Learned During My First Year of Homeschooling

    Lessons I Learned During My First Year of Homeschooling

    by Gina Welds Hulse3

  • Word games are great for increasing kids' vocabularies. Here are four choices for improving vocabulary: Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Word Up, and Balderdash. A useful article for teachers and parents.

    Four Fun Board Games for Improving Kids' Vocabularies

    Four Fun Board Games for Improving Kids' Vocabularies

    by Sharilee Swaity39

  • As a former musician, I apply songwriting techniques to content writing. Improve the flow of your content by writing in a way that is music to the ears of your readers.

    Write Like a Musician for Content That Flows

    Write Like a Musician for Content That Flows

    by Marlene Bertrand104

  • Grading writing assignments is one of the more time consuming and thankless tasks of teaching. These tips and techniques will help you power through your piles of papers faster!

    How to Grade Assignments Faster

    How to Grade Assignments Faster

    by Kymberly Fergusson11

  • Are study skills important for success in school? Is success in school essential for success in life? And where does thinking come into all of this? These are important questions for teachers to ask.

    The Difference Between Studying and Learning

    The Difference Between Studying and Learning

    by Aya Katz30

  • What does it take to survive and thrive in one of the most demanding jobs in the world?

    The Effective  Teacher

    The Effective Teacher

    by Al Greenbaum0

  • Experience is showing that wise water management is key to the success of a civilization. This article shows what a career in this field could entail and how to get training.

    Land Use vs. Watershed Management Degrees

    Land Use vs. Watershed Management Degrees

    by watergeek3

  • Advice for English majors from a graduate of California State University's Creative Writing program. How to turn your English Degree into a career.

    Advice For English Majors

    Advice For English Majors

    by Jennifer Arnett6

  • Everything you need to know about The Common Core contrarians and proponents. It's not as easy as it should be but the article by Mike Wyn makes sense of it all.

    Common Core: The Facts of the Matter

    Common Core: The Facts of the Matter

    by Michael Wnek2

  • If you're not able to hire a professional proofreader—and you plan to enlist friends and family for free help—here are tips for using amateur proofreaders for your self published book.

    Proofreading Tips: Using Amateur Proofreaders

    Proofreading Tips: Using Amateur Proofreaders

    by Heidi Thorne8

  • This article discusses ways to deal with lack of motivation to prevent loss of self confidence in your writing ability and your potential for becoming a successful freelance or creative writer.

    Overcome Writer's Block Caused by Lack of Motivation

    Overcome Writer's Block Caused by Lack of Motivation

    by Natalie Frank4

  • Each spring, countless parents realize they can't afford to send their child to college. That's because many Americans are now priced out of the market.

    When Parents Can't Afford College

    When Parents Can't Afford College

    by ologsinquito21

  • Recently I had an interview for an online teaching job, and here are some of the questions I was asked. Increasingly, whether you've been training in distance ed or not, if you're a teacher, you may find yourself having to know more and more about how to facilitate e-learning

    Ten Sample Interview Questions for an Online Instructor

    Ten Sample Interview Questions for an Online Instructor

    by Rhonda Malomet0

  • Teaching a second language to early language learners doesn't have to be difficult if you know to develop preschool lesson themes and fun ESL activities for kindergarten.

    ESL Kids—Teaching English to Children

    ESL Kids—Teaching English to Children

    by Jasmine71

  • After the novelty of college has worn off, you may realize that during the course of the first few months, along with a criminally heavy workload, you have also developed a host of bad habits.

    8 Bad Habits Every College Student Can Relate To

    8 Bad Habits Every College Student Can Relate To

    by Priya Barua2

  • Having a TESOL or TEFL certificate is a big advantage when seeking a teaching job abroad. Let me explain these certifications and how you can benefit from them.

    Getting a TESOL or TEFL Certificate

    Getting a TESOL or TEFL Certificate

    by Eastward4

  • Investigating current electricity is a great hands on experience for kids to grasp the basic concepts of a resource so important to their daily lives. A circuit board makes the experience less frustrating and so much easier to demonstrate. With this circuit board it is possible to demonstrate series, parallel and a combination of both these circuits clearly and easily.

    How to Make a Circuit Board to Demonstrate Simple Electrical Circuits for Kids

    How to Make a Circuit Board to Demonstrate Simple Electrical Circuits for Kids

    by Teresa Coppens2

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  • Are you a college-bound teen? Discover how to make adjustments such as dealing with your new freedom, making new friends, and balancing school-work with other activities.

    Helpful Advice for Freshmen About College Life

    Helpful Advice for Freshmen About College Life

    by Yvette Stupart PhD6

  • One of the beauties of the English language is the diversity of the vocabulary available to it's users. It is also one of the things that can make English hard to get to grips with. Misused vocabulary can make even the most fluent speakers seem...

    Teaching Vocabulary to Young Learners

    Teaching Vocabulary to Young Learners

    by EmmaInIndia0

  • This is my story of teaching English from 2007 until 2010 in Thailand. I relive my experiences of teaching in government and private schools in the Bangkok area.

    What's It Like Teaching English in Thailand

    What's It Like Teaching English in Thailand

    by Paul Richard Kuehn15

  • Practice test questions for Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Great for teachers and students. Best for English literature grade 9. Feel free to cut and paste into your exam.

    Romeo and Juliet Test Questions

    Romeo and Juliet Test Questions

    by clairewait0

  • Writing an historical research paper can be stressful. It can be worse when the instructor requires you to choose the topic and create your own thesis statement. But not any topic will be acceptable. And it can't be too broad. Your topic has to be...

    Choosing an Historical Research Topic

    Choosing an Historical Research Topic

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • Reading can be stressful, especially during timed tests. This article explains five tips to help students pass difficult reading tests. I also explain what to do before and during a test.

    Top 5 Tips for Taking Reading Tests

    Top 5 Tips for Taking Reading Tests

    by Kayla Sulpizio0

  • Many teens are not sufficiently engaged in learning activities, or the wider school environment. Reality Therapy encourages behaviors that can improve teens' effort and motivation in school.

    Promote  Teen School Engagement With Reality Therapy

    Promote Teen School Engagement With Reality Therapy

    by Yvette Stupart PhD10

  • Writing everday is the best habit for a writer but for beginners this is one of the hardest habits to learn. Here are some tips and tricks to get you started.

    How to Make a Habit of Writing

    How to Make a Habit of Writing

    by Chloe Davis Smith4

  • Anyone can write a recipe. The trick is to find a special niche that makes your food article stand out in the crowded field. Try these suggestions.

    How To Write A Food Article

    How To Write A Food Article

    by Bill Holland136

  • Introducing a Shakespeare to a group of teenagers or children can be a bit intimidating. Will they be put off by the archaic language and different setting? What resources should you use? One resource that is good to include is a movie. This article will help you decide how to use the movie most effectively as you teach Shakespeare.

    Teaching Shakespeare Through Film

    Teaching Shakespeare Through Film

    by Sharilee Swaity10

  • This article provides unique rubric template that creates an easily quantifiable way to ensure that struggling students feel success while at the same time pushing successful students to achieve their potential. The Slide Rubric is an exceptional source of student motivation.

    Rubrics for Teachers: Differentiation & The Slide Rubric

    Rubrics for Teachers: Differentiation & The Slide Rubric

    by wayseeker18

  • Here are a few simple, fun tips to make studying bearable. Learn how to hit the books without losing your mind or falling asleep.

    How to Study Without Boredom

    How to Study Without Boredom

    by Christy Kirwan6

  • The Viva is an oral exam about your written thesis that you present near the end of your doctoral studies at University. It needs good preparation and i am preparing for mine. This is how!

    Prepare for Your Doctoral Viva

    Prepare for Your Doctoral Viva

    by RoadMonkey34

  • To write a worthwhile review, it is not enough to think back on movies you've recently seen. Try to watch the movie you've chosen in the theatre or on a large screen, and be sure to take notes as you watch. If you are bent on professionalism, it is...

    Do it Right! The Basics of Film Review

    Do it Right! The Basics of Film Review

    by LaurelB4

  • "Who Is The Girl in the Picture?" is about a group of five friends who are being haunted by an evil ghost named, Christina. If they don't find out who Christina is, then she may kill them all.

    "Who Is the Girl in the Picture?": A Book Review

    by Cleo Addams2

  • If you’re interested in teaching at a community college, you should know what they look for. The requirements vary, but there are some basics that hopeful community college professors should know.

    Qualifications Needed to Teach at a Community College

    Qualifications Needed to Teach at a Community College

    by Katherine Sanger2

  • Find a few tips on how to teach Roman numerals to children, along with some reasons why teaching Roman numerals to young children is a great idea. You will also find a refresher on Roman numerals.

    How to Teach Roman Numerals

    How to Teach Roman Numerals

    by Jason McBride0

  • Great teachers bring happiness to their students. Alexander the Great said, “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well”.

    Qualities of Great Teachers

    Qualities of Great Teachers

    by Stella Aligizaki6

  • You've gotten into grad school...now how are you going to survive it? Tips for those starting graduate school, from budgeting to on-campus services and buying textbooks.

    10 Tips for Beginning Graduate School

    10 Tips for Beginning Graduate School

    by Tiffany R Isselhardt4

  • Teaching English as a foreign language is a difficult career. These are some common teaching mistakes that esl teachers make that often prevent their students from learning. Learn these and teach yourself to be a better teacher.

    Teaching ESL: Common Mistakes That English Teachers Make

    Teaching ESL: Common Mistakes That English Teachers Make

    by Jeff Davis39

  • Resources and study strategies to help you pass organic chemistry. These ochem study tips are written by a student who did well in the ochem I and II and includes useful advice shared by a professor.

    How to Pass Organic Chemistry

    How to Pass Organic Chemistry

    by Melanie Palen2

  • According to Anthony Clifford Grayling (1998) philosophy is the study of such fundamental problems as existence, reason, knowledge and mind among others.

    Does Philosophy Have Any Value for Kids?

    Does Philosophy Have Any Value for Kids?

    by Patrick0

  • Two little Latin terms, i.e. and e.g., have been playing the “We look alike, but we are actually different.” game for a long time, and this is my take to explain their differences.

    The Actual Difference Between i.e. and e.g.

    The Actual Difference Between i.e. and e.g.

    by Rafael Baxa6

  • Many IELTS test takers often wonder whether the British Council or IDP test is easier. This confusion is often found among the test takers in Asian countries like India, Pakistan etc.

    IDP or British Council? Which Is Easier?

    IDP or British Council? Which Is Easier?

    by jackchubby17

  • Comics for Shakespeare? It may sound far-fetched but graphic novels are a great way to introduce the Bard to visually oriented teens. Practical strategies and resource ideas.

    How to Use Shakespearean Graphic Novels

    How to Use Shakespearean Graphic Novels

    by Sharilee Swaity8

  • Competition allows students to exploit their real capabilities and maximize their true potential. It is most productive when it occurs among students of similar abilities.

    The Value of Competition in the Classroom

    The Value of Competition in the Classroom

    by Joyette Fabien14

  • There are three common writing errors. Often when we write, we become very redundant and write very superfluous words and sentences. Here is how to watch out for them.

    Common Errors In Writing

    Common Errors In Writing

    by Angela Michelle Schultz24

  • Every teacher knows that no matter how meticulously you plan your daily lessons, there may still be days when a few minutes remain in the period. Here is just one downtime game that you can use to foster observation and critical thinking skills, as well as a bit of entertainment for you and your students!

    Classroom Downtime Game: Who Has the Ball?

    Classroom Downtime Game: Who Has the Ball?

    by Madeline Madison3

  • When trying to write an essay, write a poem or write a story, good feedback is essential. Learn the basics of literary criticism here.

    The Art of Constructive Criticism

    The Art of Constructive Criticism

    by wayseeker105

  • Take a look at the A-Z of Biology. 26 of the most important terms in the field, with a brief explanation of each one. Complete with illustrations and instructional videos. Enjoy!

    The Biology ABC

    The Biology ABC

    by Rhys Baker3

  • Carefully choosing and designing a workspace for homework completion can increase your academic success. Distractions and not having your tools close at hand are detrimental to getting homework done well and efficiently. Find tips for creating the perfect homework space which will contribute to your academic success.

    How to Make a Comfortable Workspace for Your Homework

    How to Make a Comfortable Workspace for Your Homework

    by Teresa Coppens10

  • The two major nursing designations used within the United States are LPN which stands for licensed practical nurse and RN which is a registered nurse. Deciding which career path to take requires a good understanding of what each one involves in...

    LPN Vs. RN Nursing: What Are the Differences?

    LPN Vs. RN Nursing: What Are the Differences?

    by lender32120008

  • Here are the basics of APA style. Know how to quickly write an APA style paper.

    APA Style Quick Tips

    APA Style Quick Tips

    by L C David8

  • Th could be hard or soft. It could also be initial, medial or final. But for young kids; you only teach the simple topics so as not to confuse and bore them.

    How to Teach Hard and Soft th to Young Kids

    How to Teach Hard and Soft th to Young Kids

    by Felisa Daskeo3

  • It is convenient and fun to learn languages online. In this article, I describe my experiences of learning and reviewing languages like Chinese Mandarin, Thai, and German on different sites.

    My Experience Learning Foreign Languages Online

    My Experience Learning Foreign Languages Online

    by Paul Richard Kuehn6

  • An innovative training to help students to be prepared and neutralize relational and emotional bully attacks with non-violent and effective techniques.

    A Victim Inoculation Program for Bullying

    A Victim Inoculation Program for Bullying

    by William E Krill Jr1

  • Ice breakers are designed to help students get to know one another or introduce topics in a classroom. They help set the environment for positive learning.

    Challenging and Fun Classroom Ice Breakers

    Challenging and Fun Classroom Ice Breakers

    by Dianna Mendez45

  • Science is all around us. The natural classroom can be used for all manner of lessons such as forces, properties of materials, ecosystems, weathering and weather patterns. This hub explains some of the detail in planning an out of lesson activity and links to some premade lessons to inspire you.

    How to Use the Outdoors to Teach Science

    How to Use the Outdoors to Teach Science

    by Rhys Baker16

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