Learning Literacy: How Teachers Can Affect Reading Skill in Low Socioeconomic Students

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Educators know better than anyone: Not all students are created equal. A student’s interest and ability to gain skills and information are highly affected by that student’s home life — if parents or guardians aren’t engaged in their child’s education, the child likely won’t be an enthusiastic or effective learner. This is especially the case with fundamental skills that should be practiced early and often, like literacy.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Journeying Forward

by Stacey Ebert / Jul 01, 2019 /
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Have you ever planned a trip?
 
Whether you’ve gone on a multi-continental expedition or a quick weekend to the next town over, it all started with an idea, perhaps manifested a spark of anticipation and excitement, and culminated with an experiential adventure. No matter how much it cost, what modes of transport were necessary, or how many nights you slept in a luxury resort or a local yurt, the planning stage took place well and truly before the implementation of the journey. 
 

“Josh Recommends” for the JULY 4 Weekend By Josh Garrick

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“Josh Recommends” for the JULY 4 Weekend By Josh Garrick 

“Josh Recommends” for the JULY 4 Weekend By Josh Garrick

Life isn’t fair

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Life isn’t fair

There are those who travelled from far distance across the mountains, rivers, and seas

 seeking protection from wars, diseases, and natural disasters from every direction. 

Our initial experiences are still driven by fear 

The fear of losing loved ones, and we can't afford to lose another 

Building Language Skills with a Foreign Penpal

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Only 10 pieces of personal mail are received each year by the average American household. With that number including holiday cards and invitations, there isn’t much room left for letters. It is no longer commonplace for one to write or receive a handwritten letter in the mail, but many believe it is a beautiful gesture.

7 Tips for Making the Most of Your Visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium

by Culinary Spelunker / Jun 24, 2019 /
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Reimagined from the bones of an old fish cannery, the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California, stands apart as one of the top aquariums in the world. The expansive 3.3-acre, 320,000-square-foot facility melds into the Monterey Bay taking advantage of its unique position as part of a National Marine Sanctuary.

Florida Artist Creates Unique Monument to “Unmourned Animals”

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In the Hartsdale, New York Pet Cemetery, there is now a bronze and granite memorial unlike the hundreds of ‘monuments’ – large and small – dedicated to the animals who once had a loving human companion.

“Josh Recommends” in a JULY 4 Week-end Special Edition By Josh Garrick

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“Josh Recommends” in a JULY 4 Week-end Special Edition By Josh Garrick 

10 Travel Ideas to Write About

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Year round, people to take time off work and take a holiday to rejuvenate themselves–and some may need guidance on how to make their travels more enjoyable. 

As a travel blogger, you need to write captivating content that will give your readers inspiration of what to do during the holidays when they travel. 

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