The Smart Cookie jar is for children who score 90% or better on their spelling test. could use this with an A on the last test, etc. by tommie
tommie
tommie The Smart Cookie jar is for children who score 90% or better on their spelling test. could use this with an A on the last test, etc.
boys room
Overlapping Behavioral Characteristics & Related Mental Health Diagnoses in Children -- this is a GREAT chart for parents who are trying to figure out what actions of their kiddo is what part of mental health (many parents have children with multiple diagnoses and are trying to figure out "is this behavior the ADHD or the anxiety?, etc." by AislingH
AislingH
AislingH Overlapping Behavioral Characteristics & Related Mental Health Diagnoses in Children -- this is a GREAT chart for parents who are trying to figure out what actions of their kiddo is what part of mental health (many parents have children with multiple diagnoses and are trying to figure out "is this behavior the ADHD or the anxiety?, etc."
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AR tracking idea...or could use to track the number of books the kids read....you could do a down size of this and use small name tags and those colored dots .. Pre - make .5 point 1pt .. Etc and have the kids stick em on their strip when they read and test ! - aj by mandy
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mandy AR tracking idea...or could use to track the number of books the kids read....you could do a down size of this and use small name tags and those colored dots .. Pre - make .5 point 1pt .. Etc and have the kids stick em on their strip when they read and test ! - aj
Wedding ideas
I have Who has numbers 1-20 from Little Miss Teacher on TeachersNotebook.com (5 pages)  - This is a fun game for little learners to practice their number recognition, number sequence and number concept skills. This could also be use for small group work, center activities, or even as an activity for students to use if they finish work early. by carlani
carlani
carlani I have Who has numbers 1-20 from Little Miss Teacher on TeachersNotebook.com (5 pages) - This is a fun game for little learners to practice their number recognition, number sequence and number concept skills. This could also be use for small group work, center activities, or even as an activity for students to use if they finish work early.
For the Classroom
$3.00 This is an ebook of recipes I used to feed my family of four when money was tight. My my son moved out on his own and needed to learn to cook he asked me for recipes, shopping tips etc. This book has been a hit with parents who bought it as a gift for college graduates and adult children living on their own for the first time. #recipes #budget #mom by graciela
graciela
graciela $3.00 This is an ebook of recipes I used to feed my family of four when money was tight. My my son moved out on his own and needed to learn to cook he asked me for recipes, shopping tips etc. This book has been a hit with parents who bought it as a gift for college graduates and adult children living on their own for the first time. #recipes #budget #mom
Spend
Is the plural of "lady", "ladys" or "ladies"? I get a lot of these kinds of spelling questions in class!! Download FREE plural noun chart with the six ways to make nouns plural that will help your kids improve their spelling! Also included is an activity and answer sheet.....who would have thought I'd need this in 7th grade!!!! by gracie
gracie
gracie Is the plural of "lady", "ladys" or "ladies"? I get a lot of these kinds of spelling questions in class!! Download FREE plural noun chart with the six ways to make nouns plural that will help your kids improve their spelling! Also included is an activity and answer sheet.....who would have thought I'd need this in 7th grade!!!!
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Make Microwavable Heating Pads - to give to every member in an assisted living home. This is community service--make it a Take Action project by a) creating a "how to" handout and giving copies to volunteer organizations that help the elderly; b) doing a community assessment to find other organizations that could use donations (faith-based orgs with a ministry for seniors, hospitals, clinics, etc) or c) creating a new group of volunteers who by pat caton
pat caton
pat caton Make Microwavable Heating Pads - to give to every member in an assisted living home. This is community service--make it a Take Action project by a) creating a "how to" handout and giving copies to volunteer organizations that help the elderly; b) doing a community assessment to find other organizations that could use donations (faith-based orgs with a ministry for seniors, hospitals, clinics, etc) or c) creating a new group of volunteers who
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This coffee bench should satisfy anyone who doesn’t want to live in a fixed environment. You can adjust the space for your seat or for the table, fitting every use you could make of it.A project with adjustable table space within. The idea is about supporting smart use of space. by wteresa
wteresa
wteresa This coffee bench should satisfy anyone who doesn’t want to live in a fixed environment. You can adjust the space for your seat or for the table, fitting every use you could make of it.A project with adjustable table space within. The idea is about supporting smart use of space.
Seating
Behavior Chart: Begin at "Good Job" every day. The clips are moved up and down based on certain requirements. If a child is on any green space at the end of the day they get 5 pom poms in their jar. When the jar is full the child gets their pre-chosen reward (treat, prize, night out with mom or dad, etc.).  LOVE this! by Kendra.g.unit.grant
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Kendra.g.unit.grant Behavior Chart: Begin at "Good Job" every day. The clips are moved up and down based on certain requirements. If a child is on any green space at the end of the day they get 5 pom poms in their jar. When the jar is full the child gets their pre-chosen reward (treat, prize, night out with mom or dad, etc.). LOVE this!
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Behavior Chart: Begin at "Good Job" every day. The clips are moved up and down based on certain requirements. If a child is on any green space at the end of the day they get 5 pom poms in their jar. When the jar is full the child gets their pre-chosen reward (treat, prize, night out with mom or dad, etc.).  LOVE this! by gabrielle
gabrielle
gabrielle Behavior Chart: Begin at "Good Job" every day. The clips are moved up and down based on certain requirements. If a child is on any green space at the end of the day they get 5 pom poms in their jar. When the jar is full the child gets their pre-chosen reward (treat, prize, night out with mom or dad, etc.). LOVE this!
Kiddos
Artic and language too! Give them a carrier phrase with their sound in it ("I see..." for /s/), use it for WH-questions (Who has....? Where is....? ), use it to expand MLU (I have_______ on my board, etc) by victoria
victoria
victoria Artic and language too! Give them a carrier phrase with their sound in it ("I see..." for /s/), use it for WH-questions (Who has....? Where is....? ), use it to expand MLU (I have_______ on my board, etc)
Quotes Phrases
Tasty Beautiful Things- Strawberry Cake in a Jar - Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry, Down on the Farm, etc theme and could easily go with anything outdoors as it is covered or could be a party favor by jenniferET
jenniferET
jenniferET Tasty Beautiful Things- Strawberry Cake in a Jar - Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry, Down on the Farm, etc theme and could easily go with anything outdoors as it is covered or could be a party favor
My 60's Childhood
TEACHERS CAN SET UP IN THEIR CLASSROOMS FOR FREE!!    What is Big IQ Kids? Big IQ Kids is an online K-8 program that covers spelling, vocabulary, math and U.S. Geography.  They even have a SAT vocabulary test prep section and ebooks made by kids for kids!  This program can be incorporated in the classroom, homeschooling environment and used for after school reinforcement. by Becknboys
Becknboys
Becknboys TEACHERS CAN SET UP IN THEIR CLASSROOMS FOR FREE!! What is Big IQ Kids? Big IQ Kids is an online K-8 program that covers spelling, vocabulary, math and U.S. Geography. They even have a SAT vocabulary test prep section and ebooks made by kids for kids! This program can be incorporated in the classroom, homeschooling environment and used for after school reinforcement.
Teacher ideas
this illustration is beautiful! and could be redone through the concept of using a females facial/ portrait area and have her lips coloured red to symbolise love-passion/kissing, use half the face of an animal which represents love, use the rose within her hair to represent love etc... as a concept for the cover of my romance novel- just a concept which could work or could not work. by loinely
loinely
loinely this illustration is beautiful! and could be redone through the concept of using a females facial/ portrait area and have her lips coloured red to symbolise love-passion/kissing, use half the face of an animal which represents love, use the rose within her hair to represent love etc... as a concept for the cover of my romance novel- just a concept which could work or could not work.
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While there's no right or wrong way to blog, great content is the key to  blogging success. But share-worthy content isn't always easy to come up  with or create, is it? Today I'm coming to the rescue with 50 blog post  ideas that you can use to provide your readers with quality content and  keep them coming back for more.     1. Share a behind-the-scenes look of your blog or business. Everyone       loves getting sneak peeks of what your office looks like, photos of       things "in the works," and looks at rough drafts. Michaela Noelle did       this on her blog last week and it was a great success! It also adds a       little personality to your blog and allows your readers to connect       with you.    2. Write a blog series on your process. I did this with my creative       process last month and it was a huge hit. Readers love to find out       how you do what you do, so highlight each step of a project in a blog       series and walk them through your process. This is helpful for       readers who are in a similar field and for potential clients and       customers.     3. Roundup helpful posts and link to other bloggers. Readers also like       finding out which blogs you follow along with and what posts you find       interesting, so link to other bloggers and share articles and posts       that might be helpful for your audience. (This is also a great way to       connect and network with other bloggers. I can see which bloggers       refer to me in my analytics and I almost always reach out to them!)        Jenny Purr does a great job with link-ups.    4. Write a post on how you got started. We all love a good success       story. Share your experience and tell your readers how you got here.       Plus, it's fun to document your journey and remember where you       started. And on that note...    5. Share tips on how to become successful in your industry. Which       resources and advice have helped you get to where you are? Don't keep       all of those tips to yourself - share the love with your readers!    6. Feature a professional in your field. This could take the form of       reaching out to someone for a Q&A on your blog (like this Coffee Date       with Molly Jaques) or just highlighting someone in your industry that       you admire. This is also a great networking opportunity.    7. Host a giveaway. Readers love getting free things, whether it's       content, entertainment, or goodies. Create excitement around your       blog and reward your readers for following along with you by hosting       a giveaway! Giveaways are also great marketing tools for your blog.     8. Write a polarizing post about something you may not agree with in       your field. While it's easy for all of us to go along with the crowd       and do what's popular, there may be some things in your industry that       you want to do differently. Write about it! (Please note that I'm not       promoting negativity, complaining, ranting, or bashing - there's a       way to go about this tastefully and respectfully.) Here are some       great polarizing posts: Time for Change, 3 things I'm no longer doing       for my website, One Word That May Be Hindering Your Business    9. Make a list of things you wish you had known when ... Hindsight is       20/20 and we all have the opportunity to learn from others' mistakes.       Share a handful of things you wish you had known when you first       started blogging, writing, designing, doing calligraphy,       photographing weddings, etc. Need an example? Read this post.    10. Share a day-in-the-life post. We all like to see how successful       people go about their day. Write down your day (without going into       too much detail) and give your readers an insider look! Breanna Rose       does this in her Creative Diaries series, and they are some of my       favorite posts.   11. Ask someone to guest post about something specific in your industry.        We never have all the answers and it's fun to get advice from other       people that are doing great things in your field. It's also fun to       highlight talented people and bring attention to their business. You       could even look at it as a networking and marketing opportunity and       do a trade - ask someone to guest post on your blog in return for       guest posting on theirs.    12. Write an informational post about your blogging platform. Readers       love learning about how you do what you do. Write a review of your       blogging platform, the things you like and don't like, and whether or       not you would recommend it. This post about Squarespace has been one       of my most popular posts and I continue to get emails and feedback       about it!   13. Roundup and highlight the tools you use in your trade. I said it in       #12 but it's worth repeating: readers love learning how you do what       you do. Make a list of things you use everyday and share it on the       blog! Here's my example.   14. Teach your readers about something you're an expert in. We all love       to learn from the pros and get insider information. Content like this       will be shared over and over again and gain a lot of feedback.   15. Share some takeaways from a recent experience, workshop, or event.        Have you attended an event related to your field in the last few       months? Share it on the blog and highlight your favorite moments!       Your readers will love reading about your experience and the       workshop/conference may even share your post, too.   16. Make a list of things people should avoid in your industry.        Sometimes it's even more helpful to learn about what not to do.       Share some common mistakes that people make and how to avoid them. I       was a little leery of sharing my Top 10 Design Mistakes to Avoid, but       I was pleasantly surprised by the feedback!   17. Highlight milestones, launches, and important events. It's always       good to have a reason for people to get excited about your       blog/business. Make a big deal out of changes and events by featuring       them on the blog!   18. Explain the meaning behind your blog/business name. Some names are       straightforward, but some have a fun story behind them. Turn it into       a blog post and share the story behind your blog/business name. (The       meaning of the Elle & Company is mentioned in this post.)   19. Feature the people you work with. It's rare that we run a blog or       business completely on our own; there are usually people who work for       us or with us to help us keep things running, even if it's just by       their encouragement. Use your blog to highlight them, promote them,       and feature their work. I featured my biggest fan and business       partner a few months ago, and it's one of my favorite posts to-date.   20. Make a list of things people may not know about your trade. There's       always information out there that people are surprised to hear. For       example, non-designers may not know that using Comic Sans is one of       the biggest no-no's in this industry. Create a list of "did you know"       items and share it with your readers. I guarantee it will be a hit.   21. Write a review of a product you use often. If you're a photographer,       write about your favorite lenses. If you're a designer, share about       your favorite software. If you're an entrepreneur, share the programs       you use for project management and accounting. People are always on       the lookout for helpful products and tools - share your feedback with       them.    22. Repurpose old blog posts with a roundup. Chances are that you've       spent hours on blog posts that are now buried in your archives. Share       them again by doing a roundup! A Beautiful Mess does this at the end       of every month to highlight their posts and I did this recently with       my Weekly Truth backgrounds. Don't let those great posts go to       waste.    23. Repurpose an old blog post with a follow-up. Can you add onto       something you've already done? Write a sequel or a "part 2" to an old       blog post and make use out of that content again.   24. Repurpose an old blog post with a revision. Do you have a post that       you wrote a couple years ago that could be revamped or reused? Make       some revisions and post it again!   25. Share about how you use a certain social media outlet for your       blog/business. There are so many social media outlets out there and       everyone uses them a little differently. Share about one of your       favorites and give your readers tips on how you use it for your       blog/business. Here are some examples of posts I've done on        Instagram and Pinterest.   26. Turn an FAQ or inquiry into a blog post. Is there a common question       that readers ask you by email or in your post comments? Turn it into       a blog post! An email from an Elle & Company reader regarding content       actually inspired this blog post. If it's something that multiple       readers have asked you about, chances are their are more people who       would love to know more about it, too.   27. Tell an interesting story. We all love a good tale and we all enjoy       being entertained. Do you have a "you're not going to believe this"       story? Share it on your blog!   28. Write an informative post on how people can work best with you. Are       you a calligrapher, photographer, or wedding planner? Share some tips       for brides on how to make the process as simple as possible. Are you       an interior designer? Share some insights on how clients and       designers can maintain a great working relationship. This is helpful       for current and future clients and it's also helpful for those in       your field who are just getting started.   29. Create and share a free resource. We all love free things. That's why       we follow along with blogs in the first place! Find creative ways to       share free resources with your audience. I do this with my Weekly       Truth series and it's been a hit (especially on Pinterest!)    30. Find a creative way to link up with other bloggers/business owners.        There are several ways you can go about this one. You could create a       writing challenge like Bailey did with her Blogtember series, start a       fun linkup like What I Wore Wednesday, or partner with another blog       friend like Michaela and I did for the Home Suite Home project. The       possibilities are endless, so get creative and come up with something       distinctly you!   31. Create a blog series on a project. People love following along with       step-by-step transformations (that's why Young House Love was my       favorite blog for so many years!). Are you working on a project for a       client, remodeling your home, or training for a marathon? Share about       it on the blog and show sneak peeks of the transformation as you go.   32. Highlight one of your products or services. This is your blog; use it       to your advantage! Come up with creative ways to highlight your       business and your products. This could take the shape of a "how-to"       post or you could pose them as a solution to a particular problem.   33. Create an infographic. Not only are graphics and photos more       interesting and entertaining, they're sharable. Even if you aren't       able to draw one yourself, compile information on a topic in your       field and come up with a creative way to display it. I did this with       the feedback I received from a reader survey this past summer and        the infographic was a hit! Which perfectly transitions into my next       idea...   34. Take a reader survey and come up with a unique way to share the       results. Not only is this feedback helpful for you, but readers like       to see who else is following along with you. A Beautiful Mess and        Young House Love always do this well.    35. Share your mission statement and blog/business strategy. Write a post       on what's at the heart of your blog or business. Why do you do what       you do? What motivates you?   36. Define or share your take on your industry. For example, many people       use the term "branding" but designers approach that subject       differently depending on who you talk to. I wrote a post on branding        after I officially launched my design services this past summer       to approach the subject in my own terms. Do you have your own take on       your field? Share it on your blog!   37. Find a creative way to share tidbits of your life lately. There are a       million and ten ways you could approach this, so come up with       something original! Some of my favorite examples include Awkward and       Awesome and Clara Conversations.   38. Create a "through the years" or flashback post. Is there a tradition       or event that you participate in year after year? Your readers would       probably love to see it on your blog. An example?  This post by       Justin and Mary on their past Halloween costumes.    39. Give away some secrets of your trade. Many people shy away from       sharing the information that has made them successful for fear that       it could create competition, but it's had the opposite effect in my       experience. Share what you know! If you do what you do well, you'll       have nothing to worry about. Readers will love gaining your great       insight and information.    40. Teach people how to make something unique. We all have a DIY board on       Pinterest, don't we? There's something in each one of us that loves       learning how to make something that we wouldn't have thought to make       before.    41. Write about some common misconceptions in your industry. Are there       things that people assume about your business or trade that aren't       accurate? Address them in a blog post!   42. Ask your readers for feedback. Do you have a question or dilemma? Let       your readers participate by sharing it on the blog. Michaela did this       with her readers in our Home Suite Home project when she asked them       to vote on which design concepts they liked best.   43. Share your sources of inspiration. We see this all over the place on       blogs, but think of your own creative way to make an inspiration post       distinctly your own. I do this on my blog a couple time each month       in Today's Top 3.    44. Solve a problem. Is there a particular issue that keeps coming up in       your industry time and again? Provide a solution to it! Some       examples? Braid Creative wrote a post on organizational tools for       creative entrepreneurs and Ashley wrote a post for photographers on       organizing their email inbox.   45. Write a post on the best (or worst!) advice you've ever received.        This could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience.    46. Highlight the best (or worst!) moments since starting your       blog/business. Again, this could be both helpful and hilarious for       your audience.   47. Share your recent projects. Blogging is a great marketing tool. Use       it to your advantage and highlight your latest work! Not only is it       fun for your readers to follow along with, but you never know if       potential customers are following along with you. Think of it as free       advertising for your portfolio.    48. Share a testimonial or success story. It could be about your       experience with another professional or a clients' experience with       you. Word of mouth is the best advertisement.   49. Surprise your readers with something unexpected. Do you have a hidden       talent or trait that your readers might not know about? Find a way to       highlight it on your blog! I did this in my "That's a Rap" post and       although it was totally random, it gave my readers a glimpse of my       personality outside of blogging and designing.   50. Create a long list of something specific to your       trade/blog/industry/field. Case in point.   That's a wrap! Which ideas are you most excited to try? Do you have any  suggestions for no-fluff, content-rich blog posts that I may not have  mentioned? by Joao.Almeida.d.Eca
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Joao.Almeida.d.Eca While there's no right or wrong way to blog, great content is the key to blogging success. But share-worthy content isn't always easy to come up with or create, is it? Today I'm coming to the rescue with 50 blog post ideas that you can use to provide your readers with quality content and keep them coming back for more. 1. Share a behind-the-scenes look of your blog or business. Everyone loves getting sneak peeks of what your office looks like, photos of things "in the works," and looks at rough drafts. Michaela Noelle did this on her blog last week and it was a great success! It also adds a little personality to your blog and allows your readers to connect with you. 2. Write a blog series on your process. I did this with my creative process last month and it was a huge hit. Readers love to find out how you do what you do, so highlight each step of a project in a blog series and walk them through your process. This is helpful for readers who are in a similar field and for potential clients and customers.  3. Roundup helpful posts and link to other bloggers. Readers also like finding out which blogs you follow along with and what posts you find interesting, so link to other bloggers and share articles and posts that might be helpful for your audience. (This is also a great way to connect and network with other bloggers. I can see which bloggers refer to me in my analytics and I almost always reach out to them!) Jenny Purr does a great job with link-ups. 4. Write a post on how you got started. We all love a good success story. Share your experience and tell your readers how you got here. Plus, it's fun to document your journey and remember where you started. And on that note... 5. Share tips on how to become successful in your industry. Which resources and advice have helped you get to where you are? Don't keep all of those tips to yourself - share the love with your readers! 6. Feature a professional in your field. This could take the form of reaching out to someone for a Q&A on your blog (like this Coffee Date with Molly Jaques) or just highlighting someone in your industry that you admire. This is also a great networking opportunity. 7. Host a giveaway. Readers love getting free things, whether it's content, entertainment, or goodies. Create excitement around your blog and reward your readers for following along with you by hosting a giveaway! Giveaways are also great marketing tools for your blog.  8. Write a polarizing post about something you may not agree with in your field. While it's easy for all of us to go along with the crowd and do what's popular, there may be some things in your industry that you want to do differently. Write about it! (Please note that I'm not promoting negativity, complaining, ranting, or bashing - there's a way to go about this tastefully and respectfully.) Here are some great polarizing posts: Time for Change, 3 things I'm no longer doing for my website, One Word That May Be Hindering Your Business 9. Make a list of things you wish you had known when ... Hindsight is 20/20 and we all have the opportunity to learn from others' mistakes. Share a handful of things you wish you had known when you first started blogging, writing, designing, doing calligraphy, photographing weddings, etc. Need an example? Read this post.  10. Share a day-in-the-life post. We all like to see how successful people go about their day. Write down your day (without going into too much detail) and give your readers an insider look! Breanna Rose does this in her Creative Diaries series, and they are some of my favorite posts. 11. Ask someone to guest post about something specific in your industry.  We never have all the answers and it's fun to get advice from other people that are doing great things in your field. It's also fun to highlight talented people and bring attention to their business. You could even look at it as a networking and marketing opportunity and do a trade - ask someone to guest post on your blog in return for guest posting on theirs.  12. Write an informational post about your blogging platform. Readers love learning about how you do what you do. Write a review of your blogging platform, the things you like and don't like, and whether or not you would recommend it. This post about Squarespace has been one of my most popular posts and I continue to get emails and feedback about it! 13. Roundup and highlight the tools you use in your trade. I said it in #12 but it's worth repeating: readers love learning how you do what you do. Make a list of things you use everyday and share it on the blog! Here's my example. 14. Teach your readers about something you're an expert in. We all love to learn from the pros and get insider information. Content like this will be shared over and over again and gain a lot of feedback. 15. Share some takeaways from a recent experience, workshop, or event.  Have you attended an event related to your field in the last few months? Share it on the blog and highlight your favorite moments! Your readers will love reading about your experience and the workshop/conference may even share your post, too. 16. Make a list of things people should avoid in your industry.  Sometimes it's even more helpful to learn about what not to do. Share some common mistakes that people make and how to avoid them. I was a little leery of sharing my Top 10 Design Mistakes to Avoid, but I was pleasantly surprised by the feedback! 17. Highlight milestones, launches, and important events. It's always good to have a reason for people to get excited about your blog/business. Make a big deal out of changes and events by featuring them on the blog! 18. Explain the meaning behind your blog/business name. Some names are straightforward, but some have a fun story behind them. Turn it into a blog post and share the story behind your blog/business name. (The meaning of the Elle & Company is mentioned in this post.) 19. Feature the people you work with. It's rare that we run a blog or business completely on our own; there are usually people who work for us or with us to help us keep things running, even if it's just by their encouragement. Use your blog to highlight them, promote them, and feature their work. I featured my biggest fan and business partner a few months ago, and it's one of my favorite posts to-date. 20. Make a list of things people may not know about your trade. There's always information out there that people are surprised to hear. For example, non-designers may not know that using Comic Sans is one of the biggest no-no's in this industry. Create a list of "did you know" items and share it with your readers. I guarantee it will be a hit. 21. Write a review of a product you use often. If you're a photographer, write about your favorite lenses. If you're a designer, share about your favorite software. If you're an entrepreneur, share the programs you use for project management and accounting. People are always on the lookout for helpful products and tools - share your feedback with them.  22. Repurpose old blog posts with a roundup. Chances are that you've spent hours on blog posts that are now buried in your archives. Share them again by doing a roundup! A Beautiful Mess does this at the end of every month to highlight their posts and I did this recently with my Weekly Truth backgrounds. Don't let those great posts go to waste.  23. Repurpose an old blog post with a follow-up. Can you add onto something you've already done? Write a sequel or a "part 2" to an old blog post and make use out of that content again. 24. Repurpose an old blog post with a revision. Do you have a post that you wrote a couple years ago that could be revamped or reused? Make some revisions and post it again! 25. Share about how you use a certain social media outlet for your blog/business. There are so many social media outlets out there and everyone uses them a little differently. Share about one of your favorites and give your readers tips on how you use it for your blog/business. Here are some examples of posts I've done on Instagram and Pinterest. 26. Turn an FAQ or inquiry into a blog post. Is there a common question that readers ask you by email or in your post comments? Turn it into a blog post! An email from an Elle & Company reader regarding content actually inspired this blog post. If it's something that multiple readers have asked you about, chances are their are more people who would love to know more about it, too. 27. Tell an interesting story. We all love a good tale and we all enjoy being entertained. Do you have a "you're not going to believe this" story? Share it on your blog! 28. Write an informative post on how people can work best with you. Are you a calligrapher, photographer, or wedding planner? Share some tips for brides on how to make the process as simple as possible. Are you an interior designer? Share some insights on how clients and designers can maintain a great working relationship. This is helpful for current and future clients and it's also helpful for those in your field who are just getting started. 29. Create and share a free resource. We all love free things. That's why we follow along with blogs in the first place! Find creative ways to share free resources with your audience. I do this with my Weekly Truth series and it's been a hit (especially on Pinterest!)  30. Find a creative way to link up with other bloggers/business owners.  There are several ways you can go about this one. You could create a writing challenge like Bailey did with her Blogtember series, start a fun linkup like What I Wore Wednesday, or partner with another blog friend like Michaela and I did for the Home Suite Home project. The possibilities are endless, so get creative and come up with something distinctly you! 31. Create a blog series on a project. People love following along with step-by-step transformations (that's why Young House Love was my favorite blog for so many years!). Are you working on a project for a client, remodeling your home, or training for a marathon? Share about it on the blog and show sneak peeks of the transformation as you go. 32. Highlight one of your products or services. This is your blog; use it to your advantage! Come up with creative ways to highlight your business and your products. This could take the shape of a "how-to" post or you could pose them as a solution to a particular problem. 33. Create an infographic. Not only are graphics and photos more interesting and entertaining, they're sharable. Even if you aren't able to draw one yourself, compile information on a topic in your field and come up with a creative way to display it. I did this with the feedback I received from a reader survey this past summer and the infographic was a hit! Which perfectly transitions into my next idea... 34. Take a reader survey and come up with a unique way to share the results. Not only is this feedback helpful for you, but readers like to see who else is following along with you. A Beautiful Mess and Young House Love always do this well.  35. Share your mission statement and blog/business strategy. Write a post on what's at the heart of your blog or business. Why do you do what you do? What motivates you? 36. Define or share your take on your industry. For example, many people use the term "branding" but designers approach that subject differently depending on who you talk to. I wrote a post on branding after I officially launched my design services this past summer to approach the subject in my own terms. Do you have your own take on your field? Share it on your blog! 37. Find a creative way to share tidbits of your life lately. There are a million and ten ways you could approach this, so come up with something original! Some of my favorite examples include Awkward and Awesome and Clara Conversations. 38. Create a "through the years" or flashback post. Is there a tradition or event that you participate in year after year? Your readers would probably love to see it on your blog. An example?  This post by Justin and Mary on their past Halloween costumes.  39. Give away some secrets of your trade. Many people shy away from sharing the information that has made them successful for fear that it could create competition, but it's had the opposite effect in my experience. Share what you know! If you do what you do well, you'll have nothing to worry about. Readers will love gaining your great insight and information.  40. Teach people how to make something unique. We all have a DIY board on Pinterest, don't we? There's something in each one of us that loves learning how to make something that we wouldn't have thought to make before.  41. Write about some common misconceptions in your industry. Are there things that people assume about your business or trade that aren't accurate? Address them in a blog post! 42. Ask your readers for feedback. Do you have a question or dilemma? Let your readers participate by sharing it on the blog. Michaela did this with her readers in our Home Suite Home project when she asked them to vote on which design concepts they liked best. 43. Share your sources of inspiration. We see this all over the place on blogs, but think of your own creative way to make an inspiration post distinctly your own. I do this on my blog a couple time each month in Today's Top 3.  44. Solve a problem. Is there a particular issue that keeps coming up in your industry time and again? Provide a solution to it! Some examples? Braid Creative wrote a post on organizational tools for creative entrepreneurs and Ashley wrote a post for photographers on organizing their email inbox. 45. Write a post on the best (or worst!) advice you've ever received. This could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience.  46. Highlight the best (or worst!) moments since starting your blog/business. Again, this could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience. 47. Share your recent projects. Blogging is a great marketing tool. Use it to your advantage and highlight your latest work! Not only is it fun for your readers to follow along with, but you never know if potential customers are following along with you. Think of it as free advertising for your portfolio.  48. Share a testimonial or success story. It could be about your experience with another professional or a clients' experience with you. Word of mouth is the best advertisement. 49. Surprise your readers with something unexpected. Do you have a hidden talent or trait that your readers might not know about? Find a way to highlight it on your blog! I did this in my "That's a Rap" post and although it was totally random, it gave my readers a glimpse of my personality outside of blogging and designing. 50. Create a long list of something specific to your trade/blog/industry/field. Case in point. That's a wrap! Which ideas are you most excited to try? Do you have any suggestions for no-fluff, content-rich blog posts that I may not have mentioned?
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The Happy Jar. A homemade jar of individual sentiments on paper designed to cheer up a faraway loved one. Could make one up for a child who is a hesitant sleepaway camper or first time college student. This is from Our Army Life (according to the wife!): Valentine's Sneak Peek by keloconnor425
keloconnor425
keloconnor425 The Happy Jar. A homemade jar of individual sentiments on paper designed to cheer up a faraway loved one. Could make one up for a child who is a hesitant sleepaway camper or first time college student. This is from Our Army Life (according to the wife!): Valentine's Sneak Peek
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The Happy Jar. A homemade jar of individual sentiments on paper designed to cheer up a faraway loved one. Could make one up for a child who is a hesitant sleepaway camper or first time college student. This is from Our Army Life (according to the wife!): Valentine's Sneak Peek by virginia
virginia
virginia The Happy Jar. A homemade jar of individual sentiments on paper designed to cheer up a faraway loved one. Could make one up for a child who is a hesitant sleepaway camper or first time college student. This is from Our Army Life (according to the wife!): Valentine's Sneak Peek
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Behavior Chart: Begin at "Good Job" every day. The clips are moved up and down based on certain requirements. If a child is on any green space at the end of the day they get 5 pom poms in their jar. When the jar is full the child gets their pre-chosen reward (treat, prize, night out with mom or dad, etc.). by MommaJones
MommaJones
MommaJones Behavior Chart: Begin at "Good Job" every day. The clips are moved up and down based on certain requirements. If a child is on any green space at the end of the day they get 5 pom poms in their jar. When the jar is full the child gets their pre-chosen reward (treat, prize, night out with mom or dad, etc.).
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You could use this for cukes or better yet tomatoes! by eddie
eddie
eddie You could use this for cukes or better yet tomatoes!
For The Home.
1.) Tape a name of a celebrity, teacher in the school, or tv character on each students back. Their job is to figure out who they are!    2.) Teach them how to ask… “What am I like?” and phrases like “I know that already”, “What else?” and, of course..”YOU ARE _______”   could be  used for  inferencing  This would be good to use for academic vocabulary by kelli
kelli
kelli 1.) Tape a name of a celebrity, teacher in the school, or tv character on each students back. Their job is to figure out who they are! 2.) Teach them how to ask… “What am I like?” and phrases like “I know that already”, “What else?” and, of course..”YOU ARE _______” could be used for inferencing This would be good to use for academic vocabulary
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Post-It Note Game for the classroom-- keep this game going on a bulletin board in your room with vocab words, spelling words, etc. SO FUN! by matilda
matilda
matilda Post-It Note Game for the classroom-- keep this game going on a bulletin board in your room with vocab words, spelling words, etc. SO FUN!
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Pinner said: " Judy is the friend who first taught me to capture dandelion wishes in a jar. These wishes just wait on a shelf or kitchen counter until a sad child needs some love and encouragement. Then, it is off with the cap, eyes squinched closed for a wish, and a big huff. This cheers children any time theyre sad–and it makes me happy just to see the dandelion puffs resting in wait." by jane
jane
jane Pinner said: " Judy is the friend who first taught me to capture dandelion wishes in a jar. These wishes just wait on a shelf or kitchen counter until a sad child needs some love and encouragement. Then, it is off with the cap, eyes squinched closed for a wish, and a big huff. This cheers children any time theyre sad–and it makes me happy just to see the dandelion puffs resting in wait."
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#KatieSheaDesign ♡❤ ❥Memory Candle~Write on vase with a @Sharpie  pen, memories, a poem, etc,,,lovely idea! This is great for an anniversary or a Birthday party! by liz sodbinow
liz sodbinow
liz sodbinow #KatieSheaDesign ♡❤ ❥Memory Candle~Write on vase with a @Sharpie pen, memories, a poem, etc,,,lovely idea! This is great for an anniversary or a Birthday party!
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Registered Nurse Gift - "Nurses are Angels in Comfortable Shoes" Silver - by Jalipeno, $5.00 This is the perfect gift for registered nurses who have taken care of you or someone you love, caretaker, office or station decor, front desk, doctors office, nursing friends or family, nursing home staff, graduation, Christmas, retirement, etc. It's also a GREAT last minute gift too, since it is an INSTANT DOWNLOAD! Check the shop for more colors and other printable quotes! www.etsy.com/shop/jalipeno by ivy
ivy
ivy Registered Nurse Gift - "Nurses are Angels in Comfortable Shoes" Silver - by Jalipeno, $5.00 This is the perfect gift for registered nurses who have taken care of you or someone you love, caretaker, office or station decor, front desk, doctors office, nursing friends or family, nursing home staff, graduation, Christmas, retirement, etc. It's also a GREAT last minute gift too, since it is an INSTANT DOWNLOAD! Check the shop for more colors and other printable quotes! www.etsy.com/shop/jalipeno
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giant Moorish statue on front of a building in Germany. It is surprising the large numbers of Moorish/African figures and paintings across Europe. And, in-case anyone try to explain this away by saying that Black figures appeared there because of slavery, would be a lie. Who would make slaves their Patron Saint? Or to use them as emblems on coats of arms, flags, etc...?? They don't appear in the Americas, or the Caribbean, places where vast more by goldie
goldie
goldie giant Moorish statue on front of a building in Germany. It is surprising the large numbers of Moorish/African figures and paintings across Europe. And, in-case anyone try to explain this away by saying that Black figures appeared there because of slavery, would be a lie. Who would make slaves their Patron Saint? Or to use them as emblems on coats of arms, flags, etc...?? They don't appear in the Americas, or the Caribbean, places where vast more
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SOLAR CLOCK Supplied with 2 sets of hands - long and short - for use either free standing or wall mounted
Like its friend the Sun Jar, this handy solar powered clock
is as handsome as it is practical and eco-friendly.  Functional, with a
smart and simple solar panel on its front, its clean and unfussy
design lets you stand it upright or on its side. by ferenew
ferenew
ferenew SOLAR CLOCK Supplied with 2 sets of hands - long and short - for use either free standing or wall mounted Like its friend the Sun Jar, this handy solar powered clock is as handsome as it is practical and eco-friendly. Functional, with a smart and simple solar panel on its front, its clean and unfussy design lets you stand it upright or on its side.
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A mini behavior chart on student's desks who need extra support or more immediate reminders...they use a large paper clip to slide up and down..    This could be done with a behavioral rubric to help students chart their behavior through the day. by gracie
gracie
gracie A mini behavior chart on student's desks who need extra support or more immediate reminders...they use a large paper clip to slide up and down.. This could be done with a behavioral rubric to help students chart their behavior through the day.
Word love
"Memory Book"-- Great counseling tool to use with children and teens to express a loss through drawing and writing. They can write about a loved one or friend who has died, a relationship they have lost, such as a friend or boyfriend/girlfriend or a meaningful object they have lost. Encourage children to use their own creativity. Loss is a difficult topic for youth to grasp and discuss, therefore often drawing and writing about it may make it easier for them. by chloe_jarvis
chloe_jarvis
chloe_jarvis "Memory Book"-- Great counseling tool to use with children and teens to express a loss through drawing and writing. They can write about a loved one or friend who has died, a relationship they have lost, such as a friend or boyfriend/girlfriend or a meaningful object they have lost. Encourage children to use their own creativity. Loss is a difficult topic for youth to grasp and discuss, therefore often drawing and writing about it may make it easier for them.
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I.C.E. — Introduce, Cite, Explain. An acronym for teaching your students how to properly incorporate citations into their writing. Perfect for English teachers at the middle school or high school level. Print out the poster and hang it up in your room! - this is a lot like the oreo cookie method I use by Missmorse
Missmorse
Missmorse I.C.E. — Introduce, Cite, Explain. An acronym for teaching your students how to properly incorporate citations into their writing. Perfect for English teachers at the middle school or high school level. Print out the poster and hang it up in your room! - this is a lot like the oreo cookie method I use
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list all students with IEPs and their classroom accommodations/modifications.  At a glance, I can see what modifications to use on test day, etc. by carlani
carlani
carlani list all students with IEPs and their classroom accommodations/modifications. At a glance, I can see what modifications to use on test day, etc.
For the Classroom
This is a magical look for an evening wedding.  Use for a backdrop or to hide an uncomplimentary view.  Tulle with Christmas tree strands.  Click on the image for link to go to the original website. by Caiteyb
Caiteyb
Caiteyb This is a magical look for an evening wedding. Use for a backdrop or to hide an uncomplimentary view. Tulle with Christmas tree strands. Click on the image for link to go to the original website.
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