Jo Boaler, a professor of math education in Stanford University’s School of Education states that they way maths is presented to girls is the problem not the girls. Traditionally boys have been thought to be “wired” in a way that allowed them to score higher in maths. New research shows that it is instead the […]
Minute Physics hosts many great – minute or two long videos – covering all sorts of physics topics. Easy to understand whilst humorous. A must sign up for all budding scientists (and those wanting a good smile whilst learning something new.) “How far is a second?” is a great example of these movies. Also check out […]
Dr. Richard Curwin touches on a fundamental topic as he discusses the difference between telling and coaching our children. So often we have told them how to behave, they probably know what the correct behavior is but we take little time to coach them and train them in the correct behavior. This article is an “aha” moment that […]
As we head into the 21st century education parents need to embrace their new role within their child’s education. Suzie Boss gives us some great practical ways that parents can use skype and other tools to not only be apart of their child’s education but also make a huge contribution to what’s happening within the classroom. While you are […]
Bob Lenz writes how one teacher’s passion for poetry changed not only his life but that of many children he’d later teach. This inspiring story not only encourages us to think beyond the box but allows us to catch a glimps of how learning with a reason captures a child’s heart for life.
Michael Michalko, author of the highly acclaimed Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative Thinking Techniques; discusses Nine Easy ways to get ideas. He looks at “An easy way to generate a lot of ideas is to apply a checklist of nine creative-thinking principles that were first formally suggested by Alex Osborn and later arranged into the following […]
As Laura Grace Weldon discusses her son’s ADD diagnosis within the system she writes “I hesitated at the heavy glass doors of my son’s school. I’d cheerfully walked in these doors many times. I volunteered here, served on the PTA board, joked with the principal and teachers, even helped start an annual all-school tradition called Art Day. But […]