Marijuana is a hot topic right now. There’s lots of theoretical and policy debate surrounding the issue. For example, how does the legalization of marijuana impact drug use, should non-violent people convicted of drug use be granted clemency, and … Continue readingRead More
Current Events For Kids
Unlike many current events discussions, which can seem relatively abstract to kids, one that hits close to home centers on racial issues. Even young children may see instances of racial tension occurring in real-life situations, making it an important topic … Continue readingRead More
We previously stated why current events should be served up to your kids at dinner. You certainly can’t cover every current topic with your child, and there are some you may want to avoid altogether, but one that’s really making … Continue readingRead More
Bringing education outside the classroom Tap tap, tap tap tap tap tap… Are the only sounds at your dinner table the sounds of tapping on an iPhone? As a parent, maybe you’re terrified your child will end up like … Continue readingRead More
I’ll never forget sitting in my AP Government class one day, a few weeks after the 2008 financial crisis first hit. My teacher, usually bright and bubbly, seemed distracted and irritated. “Okay,” she said all of a sudden. “I’m really not supposed to do this, but I have to make… Read More
There is a huge difference between knowing about a concept or process and really understanding it. This applies both to learning in school and in the real world, and applies to everything from finding out about marketing to studying the Constitution. The point that I want to discuss here is… Read More
Confusion is natural: don’t fight it – use it. It is quite natural to be confused or feel awkward when dealing with a new concept or skill. And it is quite natural to resent feeling confused. But the bottom line is that confusion and awkwardness are natural. And one of… Read More
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