Are Parents Buying Into Classroom Tech Integration?

Are you a teacher who has or is trying to integrate educational technology into your classroom? Well then, you can probably relate to this. The classroom experience has been continually changing not only because of education reform efforts like Common … Continue reading

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H2O Science Experiment

Teaching Science via Skype: Low-Cost Science Experiment

I have been an advocate of low-cost science for many years. Mostly, this has been a matter of necessity rather than preference since very few of the schools I’ve taught in have had the budget to purchase off the shelf … Continue reading

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Why e-book?

Since the publication of The Inspiring Teacher: Making A Positive Difference In Students’ Lives by Funderstanding, I’ve had a number of friends and colleagues asking me why I decided to go down the e-book path. I’ve written six books in … Continue reading

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How to Get Kids to Listen

Funderstanding is very pleased to offer our members a free copy of How to Get Kids to Listen – an ebook written for parents and educators. We hope “How to Get Kids to Listen” provides you with valuable tools to improve your own listening. Continue reading

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Advocating For Children With Special Needs

It’s hard enough to raise a child with special education needs. It’s even more difficult when you believe children are not getting what they need. Fortunately, there are resources available. Continue reading

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TXT Me L8r!

FYI my little 1s (3rd g8rs) just did a unit re: how 2 rite a ltr. Like, a ltr ltr. Old skool, LOL. U haf 2 start w the d8 @ the top. Nxt rite ur address. Not ur email… like @ ur house. Then ur BFF’s address 2.  U… Read More


You Majored in What?!

Graduation season is upon us, the time when we pause to celebrate the accomplishments of newly-minted degree-holders. Of course, in economic times such as these, there’s no guarantee that a new graduate, professionally green and facing unprecedented competition for jobs, will land solid employment just on the strength of a… Read More


Science Through Literature in Inner City Schools

It was very exciting – and a little intimidating – to be invited to spend a day at an inner-city high school in Los Angeles.  I have spent over a decade developing and promoting an interdisciplinary approach to teaching core concepts in science and mathematics; throwing out the traditional text… Read More

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