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More kids prefer broccoli to math; why we should learn to love STEM skills

More kids prefer broccoli to math; why we should learn to love STEM skills

March 28, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Who likes to clean their bathroom? Survey says: More people than like to solve math problems! These results from a study by Change the Equation, a nonprofit initiative to further math and science learning, raise concern about the state of STEM-related education in our schools. Massachusetts policy maker JD Chesloff argues that STEM skills should […]

Open children’s eyes to the fun of science

March 6, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.” ~Edwin Powell Hubble, The Nature of Science, 1954 Several weeks back, my high school junior and my third grader quizzed each other as they studied for tests. The elder was studying photosynthesis for an AP biology test; her younger […]

Nature’s lessons abound if you look around

June 1, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Nighttime can be noisy in spring. “That sound is going to make me crazy,” I told my husband the first spring spent in our house. “What is it?” I couldn’t imagine what big scary animals lurked in the woods and around the pond nearby. “Peepers,” my brother-in-law told us on his next visit. “You’ll get […]

Discovering the world of math and science

December 16, 2011 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Even if you don’t consider yourself math/science-minded, there are plenty of fun and easy ways for you and your children to discover the exciting world of math and science right at home. Here are some ideas: Learn something new together. So your 4-year-old wants to know why pteranodons don’t fly the skies anymore. Often we […]

Embrace your role as teacher

December 6, 2011 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

You’ve taught your daughter how to spell her name, tie her shoes and say “please” and “thank you” at the appropriate times. As she heads off to school, you may think it’s time to relinquish your job as “teacher” for that of “coach” – ensuring that she does her homework and gets to school on […]