Friday Finds #248

Can you believe we are 248 posts into this series?! Writing a weekly “goodies” series was one of the first things I wanted to do when I started this blog in 2016.

As we approach the next big milestone, I need your help! I would love for #250 to come from YOU. Specifically, would you share the BEST items you discovered from a Friday Finds post? 

It could be a recipe I linked to that is now a staple for your family, a new resource, a fun video, one of my Spotify playlists…ANYTHING.

You can drop me an email or comment directly on this blog post. It would also help me a lot if you could include any links.

I’ll gather your favorites over the course of the next two posts before the big #250 hits. Thank you so much, teacher friends, for your continued enthusiasm for this series!



A few online teacher friends got some updates to their websites. Check them out!



Apparently, the secret “11 herbs and spices” of KFC has been revealed???

My husband is dying to try it. Fried chicken this week, anyone?



In our technology-driven world, one of the best things we can do for ourselves is to be intentional about learning how to use the programs we use daily well. Shortcuts can be a powerful tool for smooth workflow and productivity.

Here are a few useful tips if you use Chrome as your browser:

Tips & Shortcuts for Better Browsing (Chrome)



It’s the time of year some of you are updating your policies. Jennifer Foxx has you covered with her “Studio Policy Script Starters” resource.



A few podcast episodes I’ve particularly enjoyed recently:



Speaking of podcasts, I’ve been looking for a new news podcast for a change of pace. My brother recently recommended The Last Debate Podcast. I’ve really been enjoying it! It drops twice a week and is a well-balanced look at what’s going on in the news from both sides in a 100% non-confrontational way.



Any Friends fans? An actual Central Perk Coffeehouse is coming soon! (The Kitchn)



16 Ideas for First-Time Music Festival Adjudicators (Chris Foley)



Six Things I’ve Learned from the Amish About Living Living Intentionally (Becoming Minimalist)

My mom grew up in Northeast Ohio around large Amish communities, and our area also has many Amish communities. There is something very peaceful and nostalgic to me about learning from their practices.



As I started building and mapping out our upcoming European trip, I came across this video of some great Google Map Features from my favorite YouTube tech guy.



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