child

Why Your Child’s Science Education Matters

As we grow to rely more on technology every day, the importance of science education becomes more evident. However, the role of technology in our lives is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the importance of a good science education. The more your child knows about science, the better he or she will be able to succeed in a changing world. Continue reading

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behavior

Educational Causes of the Rich and Famous

All too often, the stories we hear about the rich and famous are steeped in negativity. Learn how a few luminaries are doing something to improve education. Continue reading

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behavior

Keeping Children Open For Growth And Learning

Just as a cell is either “open” or “closed,” our children are either closed for protection or open for growth and learning. How we interact with kids goes a long way in determining if they remain open and ready for learning. Continue reading

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behavior

Are You Still Using A Rotary Phone To Connect With Your Children?

You wouldn’t use a rotary phone to call your kids, right? So why do we still use outdated approaches to teaching and parenting? Continue reading

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consumer science

Caveat Emptor: A Lesson Plan for Consumer Smarts

Am I smarter than a fifth grader? Depends on how you measure smarts. If you’re going to quiz me on which of the original colonies voted against ratification of the Constitution, then NO. Just hand me my pride in a … Continue reading

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Activities

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


Curriculum

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


Activities

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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