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Top Ten Qualities of a Good Teacher

  1. Fairness fair·ness noun. The quality or state of being fair; especially:  fair or impartial treatment. “[B]eing regarded as fair by students is vitally important to how students receive [their educators] as human beings as well as their teachers. It’s difficult to believe that the unfair teacher is either accepted, respected, or effective.” – Robert L.…

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Top Ten Lesser-Known Pyramids

We all know about the Egyptian pyramids and the Great Pyramid of Giza. But the ancient world — as well as our more recent one — spawned many other strange pyramids, from Rome to Iran, and all the way to Mexico and Scotland. 1. Pyramid of Cestius Rome might be famous for the Colosseum, but the Italian capital also…

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Top Ten Pancake Recipes

It’s Tuesday, January 28, and do you know what that means? It means it’s National Blueberry Pancake Day and Top Ten Tuesday! Blueberry pancakes are delish, of course, and at the end of this post you’ll find a recipe for the best blueberry pancakes ever. There are so many ways to take pancakes to the…

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Top Ten Fossils

Did you know that January 7 is Old Rock Day? It’s the day to celebrate old rocks and fossils! So, in honor of Old Rock Day 2020, here are our top ten fossil discoveries of the twentieth century: 1. Blood-engorged mosquito. In 2013, in a pond in Montana, a prehistoric mosquito was discovered encased in…

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Top Ten Family-Friendly Christmas Movies

Christmas movies are special; they’re often films you can watch over and over again without getting tired of them. They make us hearken back to our childhoods, they give us a warm feeling, and they help make the season really feel like Christmas. Here are our top ten: 1. Home Alone Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas…

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Top Ten Things that Turned 20 this Year

Parents, we aren’t getting old — we’re getting better. That said, the fact that any of these things are 20 years old now is more than a little shocking. You might want to sit down. 1. SpongeBob SquarePants The animated TV series SpongeBob SquarePants was created for Nickelodeon by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg.…

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Top Ten Cutest Things Babies Do

Babies. From diaper changes to midnight feedings to spit-up, they’re a full-time responsibility. However, one cannot deny that in spite of all this, babies do the most adorable things that would leave anyone feeling melted. There’s just something about their big shining eyes and button noses that draws us in and stirs our most tender…

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SVH Services: A Game-Changer for Adults with Disabilities

Catherine and Robin Medovich’s son, Nicholas, is 28 years old and has an apartment in downtown Roanoke. That doesn’t sound too out-of-the-ordinary until you know one other detail about Nicholas: he’s autistic. Catherine, Robin, and Nicholas are the St. Vincent’s Home (SVH Services) Ambassador Family this year, representing and speaking out for the plethora of…

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Top Ten Most Dangerous Dinosaurs!

Spinosaurus. Spinosaurus is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived in what now is North Africa, during the lower Albian to lower Cenomanian stages of the Cretaceous period, about 112 to 97 million years ago. Spinosaurus was the largest of all carnivorous dinosaurs, weighing the same as three buses. Spinosaurus was a fish eater that…

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Top Ten Activities/Events to Check out at This Year’s GO Fest

The Anthem Go Outside Festival (GO Fest), the annual celebration of everything outdoors, is this weekend! Check it out (admission is free!) from 6 p.m. on Friday, October 18 until 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 20 at River’s Edge Park South (a new location this year), 302 Wiley Drive SW, Roanoke, VA 24014. There are…

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