Emoticons are pretty important:  Harvard cognitive scientist Steven Pinker says they're an extremely useful linguistic evolution. The Oxford English Dictionary named "crying face" the word of the year. Humans collectively send 6 billion emoticons every day. But they don't teach emoticons in school, and some of them are actually hard to understand — at least for some of us.

Here’s what every emoticon really means

7 Classroom Review Games that Won't Waste Time

7 Classroom Review Games that Won't Waste Time

Need to remember this so I can try to communicate with Spanish speaking workers.

Understanding Spanish (even just a few basic Spanish phrases) makes for more meaningful travel to Panama, or any Spanish-speaking country.

Tech Talk for Teachers: This is for a SMART® board. I can use some of the ideas for my Promethean.

Tech Talk for Teachers: This is for a SMART® board. I can use some of the ideas for my Promethean.

Ever wondered how the Australian 'Aussie' accent evolved? Find  out about its fascination history and learn some Aussie slang.

Fascinating History of How the Australian Accent Evolved

Ever wondered how the Australian 'Aussie' accent evolved? Find out about its fascination history and learn some Aussie slang.

Need the perfect song for active children? These are some of the best movement and action songs. They're great for circle time songs or as an indoor activity on a bad weather day. These preschool songs and kindergarten songs are sure to be loved for years!

10 of the best movement and action songs!

Need the perfect song for active children? These are some of the best movement and action songs. They& great for circle time songs or as an indoor activity on a bad weather day. These preschool songs and kindergarten songs are sure to be loved for years!

Some different ways to say several of the most over-used words in the English language. Use them!

Other ways to say.Learn and improve your English language with our FREE Classes. Call Karen Luceti or email kluceti to register for classes. Eastern Shore of Maryland.edu/esl.

On a drive down Nichols Canyon Road the other day, all I could think about were 1) how beautiful and cool it was and 2) this painting by David Hockney (Nichols Canyon, 1980)

David Hockney - Nichols Canyon Hockney is constantly reinventing himself. His Nichols Canyon is like a Fauvist take on the flattened perspective landscapes of Renaissance painters.

Free and printable quote coloring pages, perfect for the classroom. Bring some inspiration to your school Enjoy!

Quotes for Motivation and Inspiration QUOTATION - Image : As the quote says - Description Free and printable quote coloring pages, perfect for the classroom. Bring some inspiration to your school Enjoy!

Time to add some challenging fun to your classroom routine with Brain Teasers for teens! First, give these head-scratchers a try: When you’re ready, scroll down for the answers. Now, did you really…

Time to add some challenging fun to your classroom routine with Brain Teasers for teens! First, give these head-scratchers a try: When you’re ready, scroll down for the answers.

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