What Happens in first Grade Writing

It's easy to think, “Okay, I taught/helped teach my child to read, whew – I'm glad that is over.” But writing might be the...

8 Movies to Watch With Your Teen

A good movie can help shape your child's identity.How do teens learn to identify their own strengths and abilities? Surprisingly, one way is to...

Reading: What Happens in Kindergarten?

Many parents think of kindergarten as "the reading year," and it's no wonder: from the beginning of this first official year of school to...

Learning Differences

 Who do you think about when you worry about meeting student needs? I’ll bet you think about those students who are struggling in one...

SIX MODELS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD STEAM  

 “The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: designers, inventors, teachers, storytellers: creative and empathic ‘right-brain’ thinkers...

NUMBER SENSE: It’s Not Just for Kindergarten

My brother, who teaches economics at Texas A&M once asked me, “Why is it that some of my students don’t recognize massive mistakes in...

The Psychology Behind How Young People Vote

Presidential candidates must win young hearts, not just minds.Young voters are playing an increasingly powerful role in U.S. presidential elections. Why the surge...

Critical Thinking: How to Grow Your Child’s Mind

What kind of thinker is your child?  Does he believe everything on TV?  Does she always figure out how to get what she wants? Does...

Millennials Reflect on Social Networking

Teens question how social media affects relationships.“Our technology has come to the point where it is ruling our lives; however, without it we would...

Tutorial on How to ‘Throw off the Mound’

Center the Clay for Throwing off the MoundThrowing off the mound (or throwing off the hump as it is sometimes called) allows potters...
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