6 Great Books for Elementary Education Teachers to Read

6 Great Books for Elementary Education Teachers to Read

If you are an elementary teacher, or looking to become one in the near future, it is always a good idea to get your hands on some great books about elementary education. Quality education books will help you become the best teacher you can be and will be very valuable to you as you create lesson plans for your students. Here are a few great books to help you get started in your journey as a teacher. 6+1 Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide: Grades 3 & Up: Everything You…

Study Up On Social Media Marketing

Study Up On Social Media Marketing

Social media marketing has revolutionized the way that businesses and customers connect and interact. In the past, businesses were primarily responsible for generating interest in the products and services they offered. Now it is possible for businesses to harness customer interest and work together with the people they serve to reach an increasingly broad base of potential customers. Multimedia marketing is no longer confined to just print and television. Many types of branded media can be turned into value-rich content for users around the world. Navigating the increasingly complex world…

Flowers: Long-Standing Symbols of Faith

Flowers: Long-Standing Symbols of Faith

Flowers have their own language, did you know that? We like to think we are fluent in flowers. After all, every flower has its own message and traditional meaning. For example, a chrysanthemum represents cheerfulness, and daisies are innocence and hope. Understanding the language of flowers means understanding their roots – as in, their traditional roots. A History of Beauty For those who are religious, flowers take root in the beginning in the Garden of Eden. It is no wonder, then, that flowers first took on decorative purposes in religious…

Common Core Deserves a Better Implementation

Common Core Deserves a Better Implementation

Common Core, the latest reconfiguration of education in the United States, is causing confusion and frustration for many public schools, teachers, and parents. While it was meant to bring consistent standards and benchmarks, in both English language arts and math, to every school in America the implementation of the tests and standards has not been seamless or received positive feedback. In 2009, the National Governors Association (NGA) met to create the Common Core standards for English language arts and mathematics for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The NGA stated…

Blogging 101 For New Business Owners

Blogging 101 For New Business Owners

Starting a blog can be a highly effective tool for small business owners, especially one that is well written and informative. Knowing where to start, what to write about, and how to keep readers coming back can be confusing if you have never blogged before, but following these few easy steps can help you get your foot in the door and help you get the feel for the blogging world, which is a big one. Where to Start? First, you are going to want to decide on a blogging platform…

How to Cook the Tastiest Lamb

How to Cook the Tastiest Lamb

Many people find it exciting and maybe even a bit nerve-racking when trying a new lamb recipe. It is very easy to overcook or undercook lamb. But no matter what your recipe is, there are a few essential tips to cooking a great piece of lamb: Ask Butcher About the Cut of Lamb You may not see the piece of lamb that you want when you get to the grocery store. Often the store can special order it or can cut if for you the way you want. They also…

How to Cook Properly With Olive Oil

How to Cook Properly With Olive Oil

Olive oil is one of the keys to the very healthy Mediterranean diet, so people always have many questions about how to cook with it. It is a very versatile oil and it has many unique flavors and aromas. You can use different olive oils for sautéing, stir frying, deep frying and browning, among many other uses. It is a good idea to think about olive oils just like you would think of different types of wine. You can use strong extra virgin olive oil to cook fish, meat, create…

Tips for Roasting Ham

Tips for Roasting Ham

Roasting is a popular dry heat cooking type that is great for cooking many large pieces of meat, including cooked and uncooked hams. Roasting is pretty much the same as baking and is very often the most popular way to cook ham. When you roast a ham, you take the skin off and the fat layer is left on to help add flavor and to keep the meat nice and moist while it cooks. The ham should be let to stand at room temp for about two hours before you…

Cooking Ideas with Squash

Cooking Ideas with Squash

We really love fall and winter squash in the US! They are crammed with antioxidants, fiber, carotenes and Vitamin A. They are very filling with very few calories and can be prepared in countless ways. Plus, in fall, they are in season and are very inexpensive. But what are the best ways to buy, prepare and cook various types of squash? Butternut squash is tasty but can be hard to chop up, and some of the other types look rather gnarly and scary, so what to do? Purchase and Storage…

5 Books About Richmond, VA You Won’t Want to Put Down

5 Books About Richmond, VA You Won’t Want to Put Down

Have you ever been to Richmond, Virginia? Would you like to learn more about it? Whether you are living in Richmond, wanting to travel there, or just love learning about different places, there are several books that you won’t want to put down. Each book is chalked full of information about the history and culture of Richmond. There are also several which are specific to certain topics that you may enjoy. The following are reviews of books that are highly recommended. 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Richmond: Including Petersburg, Williamsburg,…