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  • Brackitz
    Brackitz Educational Toy inspires learning and creativity
    Like most Moms, I’m constantly trying to find new fun ways to incorporate math concepts like angles, counting, sorting and geometry basics with my little ones. The wonderful world of apps is great, but there’s nothing like 4D, tactile...
  • Teach a man to fish...
    A college student’s perspective concerning the autism spectrum
    The following is an article written by Matt Bolton, a sophomore college student from Brooksville, FL. He posted it at his blog site yesterday. I am reposting it with a preface because of its importance.Matt has served (and continues to serve) as...
  • Online Course
    So, your thinking about taking an online course
    If you’re considering taking an online course then you should read this article. There are many different people and many different reasons for taking an online course. You could be an older gentleman who is considering a new line of work,...
  • Infant
    Baby’s nap time boosts memory and learning
    Babies’ daytime naps may do more than provide needed rest for both infants and moms, according to a new study. The research, published in the Jan. 12 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS),...
  • Serigraph by Corita Kent
    Approaching our work as amateurs
    Sister Corita Kent (1918 - 1986) was a Catholic nun and one of the most innovative and unusual pop artists of the twentieth century. She was also a teacher and her wisdom about learning and the creative process is extraordinary. Here's an...
  • Teach a man to fish...
    Real learning happens here
    The following is an article written by Emily Trimm, a high school senior in Naples, FL. Emily serves as administrative assistant at our Mathworks Tutoring Center, a company whose mission is to foster learning.Unbeknownst to me, I followed Dr....
  • 47 Visual Learning Options for your PBL
    47 Visual Learning Options for your PBL
    Here’s a wide variety of visual learning options for your students, from graphs to infographics,ChartsAmChartsBarchartChartGizmoChartGoChartleCreatelyCSS Chart GeneratorHighchartsHohli Online Chart BuilderJS ChartsLovelyChartsLucidCharts...
  • Musical rhythms sound the right note for beneficial effects in the brain
    Musical rhythms sound the right note for beneficial effects in the brain
    What can soothe the savage beast? The evidence is increasingly clear. Rhythm and music are dynamic forces for a host of benefits from neurological improvements to reduced stress, greater acuity and verbal prowess, and enhancement of abilities in...
  • Christmas Reflections
    Christmas Reflections
    What do you think about during the Christmas season? I usually find myself reflecting back on the year and wondering what is ahead. Driving to work this morning I found myself thinking about my hero – my grandpa. As far back as I can...
  • The perfect recipe
    The perfect recipe
    Are you still looking for that perfect and yet elusive holiday gift for that special person on your list. Certainly there are those who would look for the gift they knew was out there. Many of us will know the gift when we see it; reading,...
  • WFP announces Family Meal photo contest
    Photo contest invites entries of the family meal
    The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the European Union have teamed up for a special photo contest. People are asked to submit photos that tell the story of their family meal.The Family Meal Photo Competition runs until January 11, 2015. You can...
  • Pacing chart guidelines
    Should students own their own learning?
    Two and a half years ago, I penned a story about education versus learning. I expressed strong criticism about how education, with its overuse of testing, pacing charts and similar tools, had taken “learning” out of the schools. I was...
  • Matthew Michael Hickey
    Lessons learned a year after a loss
    My regular job has kept me busy of late and so I had been only intellectually aware of the impending first anniversary of my father’s death, yesterday. I wasn’t planning to write about this. It finally caught up with me thanks to the...
  • From Rhythm to Reason Study Shows Musical Rhythm Discrimination Related to Language Skills
    Study shows musical rhythm discrimination related to language skills
    Is there a connection between rhythm recognition skills and language skills? More and more studies are saying yes.In one of the most recent research efforts, 25 normally developing 6-year-old children completed "standardized assessments of...
  • A Young Child Sitting On A Child's Potty And Reading A Book
    Potty Training Guide from a pediatrician
    Dr. Laura Nathanson, MD, FAAP discusses potty trainingPotty training is a unique task in which parent and child need to work as a team. Achieving the goal should make trainer and trainee both feel proud, empowered, and closer than ever. As a...