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October 10, 2016

IF WE COULD snap our fingers and change the way math and science are taught in US schools, most of us would. The shortcomings of the current approach are clear. Subjects that are vibrant in the minds of experts become lifeless by the time they’re handed down to student...

February 10, 2016

In How to Read A Book, Van Doren and Mortimer talked about four main levels of reading: elementary reading, inspectional reading, analytical reading, and syntopical reading. Note here that the authors deliberately named them levels and not kinds because, according to t...

January 22, 2016

Many students struggle with learning a second language such as French or Spanish and don’t see the benefits to their everyday lives.


However, as parents we know that a second language can open up opportunities in terms of career, travel, literature and the appreciation...

January 14, 2016



In an age when most children are too often drawn to screens -- whether to watch television, text on cell phones, or play video games -- art offers a chance for creativity and personal expression. Learning to draw comes with a variety of developmental benefits for chi...

January 14, 2016

A history of extra-curricular involvement can help your student stand out in a competitive college admission process, but teens need to ensure their grades don’t suffer as a result.


Activities build confidence, strengthen communication skills and teach time management....

December 30, 2015


New Year's Eve may not be the party it once was now that you've have little ones underfoot, but that doesn't mean you have to forfeit all the fun! With a bit of planning ahead, you can have a memorable kid-friendly NYE.

Here are seven awesome ideas to help you ring i...

December 29, 2015

After considering other online reviews and testing the app in my classroom for several weeks, I can endorse Cambridge English Grammar in Use: Activities as the best grammar app for iOS and Android. Compared to other grammar apps, English Grammar in Use is more authorit...

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