Shamsia Sarifi  runs the formerly clandestine Hope for Poor Women Organization (HPWO), known as Negeen, for short, from a ramshackle house with a half-collapsed roof down a dusty side street in the Khair Khana district of Kabul, Afghanistan. During the Taliban years, with no husband or children, Sharifi worked as a home-school kindergarten teacher, supporting herself partly by selling eggs from her small flock of chickens. But on the quiet, she was involved with a group of educated women…

Shamsia Sarifi runs the formerly clandestine Hope for Poor Women Organization (HPWO), known as Negeen, for short, from a ramshackle house with a half-collapsed roof down a dusty side street in the Khair Khana district of Kabul, Afghanistan. During the Taliban years, with no husband or children, Sharifi worked as a home-school kindergarten teacher, supporting herself partly by selling eggs from her small flock of chickens. But on the quiet, she was involved with a group of educated women…

What is a Stay-at-home Mom’s Work Worth?

What is a Stay-at-home Mom’s Work Worth

What is a stay-at-home Mom's worth? This is so important for all the stay at home moms out there to see. Definitely puts all the work and hours we put in into perspective.

Tips on how to thrive on a teacher's salary. Living on a teacher's salary isn't easy and I don't have all of the answers, but I have learned some things that I want to share with you. Read more at http://musingsofahistorygal.blogspot.com/2015/09/thriving-on-teachers-salary-1.html

Thriving on a Teacher's Salary #1

Tips on how to thrive on a teacher's salary. Living on a teacher's salary isn't easy and I don't have all of the answers, but I have learned some things that I want to share with you. Read more at musingsofahistory.

The Real Number Of Hours Teachers Work In One Eye-Opening Graphic

The real number of hours teachers work in one eye-opening graphic

Do Teachers Work Hard Enough? Infographic Teachers don’t work hard enough…

Massive Open Online Courses. "4 Professors Discuss Teaching Free Online Courses for Thousands of Students."  Jeffrey R. Young, The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 11, 2012

4 Professors Discuss Teaching Free Online Courses for Thousands of Students

The Chronicle of Higher Education smartly outlines what you need to know about MOOCs (massive open online courses). Great introduction if you are curious about MOOCs and/or looking into what sort of course (and host) you want to take.

Interactive Reading Literature Notebooks ALL NEW Add on Pack for Grades 5-9  This Interactive Reading Literature Notebook is full of dynamic lessons and activities for teaching literary elements in grades 5-9 whether or not your district uses Common Core. An alignment is included for Common Core Reading Literature for Grades 5-9.

Reading Literature Interactive Notebook 2 ~ ALL NEW Add-On Pack for Grades 5-9

Interactive Reading Literature Notebooks ALL NEW Add on Pack for Grades This Interactive Reading Literature Notebook is full of dynamic lessons and activities for teaching literary elements in grades whether or not your district uses Common Core.

THE BASICS OF BUDGETING.  Have you ever gotten to the end of the month and had no idea where all your money went?  Creating a monthly budget is a necessity in our household and helps us to ensure we live within our means.  Here are some of the budgeting basics if you are looking to get started!

The Basics of Budgeting

The Best International Education Blogs and Websites via GoOverseas.com-Shout out to me @MidwestAsh

Meg's Fave Reads: Rockin' International Education Blogs

Long before my last breakup, I deleted Grindr, a smartphone app that is a household name in most gay circles, from my phone

Gay Social App Creators Stress Friendship, Give Attention To Health And Social Issues

Those not in the know, call a Mallomar a "cookie. "Cookie" is not a descriptive word for a Mallomar.

Do you have a tried-and-true financial literacy activity? Share it and you could win up to $3,500 for your classroom, courtesy of H&R Block Dollars & Sense.

15 Financial Literacy Activities for Kids

Do you have a tried-and-true financial literacy activity? How will you use Math in every day life?

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