Craigslist 101–Clean & Clean Up at the Same Time

Craigslist 101–Clean & Clean Up at the Same Time

The secret to making cash on Craigslist? Buy low, sell high. That's it. People have been doing it for centuries with classified ads. Craigslist just makes it easier to find and post. "I once sold a set of weights before I picked them out of the garbage on the side of...

The Tomato Salad that Saved Me from Starving

The Tomato Salad that Saved Me from Starving

Try this summer-fresh Russian tomato salad This make ahead meal is great for your late summer tomatoes. This was one of my go-to meals from my favorite restaurant when I lived in Moscow. Russia isn't well known for being overly vegetarian friendly, but there are some...

13 Tips for Being an Amazing Teacher

13 Tips for Being an Amazing Teacher

Someone on Quora asked me to give tips for teaching at a high school, so, I did. Then I posted it on Medium under the title "13 Tips & Non-negotiables for Teaching at a High School." Here are the 13 Tips and the original post: Each of these things have made me the...

Celebrate Constitution Day with FREE Resources

Celebrate Constitution Day with FREE Resources

Celebrate Constitution Day! The the United States Constitution was signed in September of 1787. It wasn't ratified by the nine states needed to allow it to take effect until June 21, 1788. That's three-quarters of a year later. If you think our political process is...

Waste Not Want Not Series: Canning 101

Waste Not Want Not Series: Canning 101

Canning 101: Preserve the Harvest & Your Wallet Canning isn't just for your grandmother anymore. Whether you've got a survivalist bunker or you're a foodie crying because the last fresh blueberry dropped off the bush, canning is for you. Canning and food...

Don’t Spend your Paycheck on Your Job!

Don’t Spend your Paycheck on Your Job!

Are you a broke teacher? This one thing will change everything... Stop spending your paycheck on your job.  Teachers spend thousands of their paycheck on their jobs every year. If you don't want to be a broke teacher, you've got to get your house in order. That's not...

Baba Ganoush–the Healthy Dip (that feels bad for you)

Baba Ganoush–the Healthy Dip (that feels bad for you)

Baba Ganoush--the healthy dip It's eggplant season! Time for baba ganoush. I picked my eggplants from the garden and got some B Grades--funny shape or blemished--really cheap. B Grades don't look pretty for the store--it's produce that's the wrong shape or slightly...

Smile: It’s Your Best School Year Ever

Smile: It’s Your Best School Year Ever

Back to school season is expensive, but one thing that's free is a smile. Studies show a smile makes life better.  Smiling puts your brain in a very different space. Teaching is hard. I often say it's like playing dodge ball but I'm the one in the middle and...

The 3 Cooking Secrets That Will Save You from Starving

The 3 Cooking Secrets That Will Save You from Starving

Stop cooking now! Unless you know these cooking secrets, you are wasting time. From the minute you go back to school until the day you get out for summer, your time is not your own. Whether you love to cook or not, you may not have the time you to create a masterpiece...