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  • "The Thinker" is a famous sculpture that depicts a man thinking.
    Advanced Vocabulary: Thinking words
    Knowing how to use a wide vocabulary of words is a sign that one is a well-educated individual. Understanding how to use big words is a fantastic way to make conversations more interesting and, for writers, it is a dire skill that must be mastered...
  • Question marks have become symbolic of confusion.
    Advanced Vocabulary: Confused words
    Having knowledge of a wide vocabulary is a sign of possessing a good education. Understanding how to use big words is an excellent way to make conversations more interesting and, for writers, it is an incredibly important skill. The English...
  • Halloween is the holiday that is dedicated to producing the emotion of horror.
    Advanced Vocabulary: Horrified words
    Knowing a wide vocabulary is a sign of being well educated. Understanding how to use big words is an excellent way to make conversations more interesting and, for writers, it is an incredibly important skill that must be mastered. The English...
  • Birthday presents--like this one presented to a panda--can be a great source of surprise.
    Advanced Vocabulary: Surprised words
    Having a wide vocabulary is a sign of possessing a good education. Understanding how to use big words is a great way to make your conversations more interesting and, for writers, it is a needed skill. The English language is exceptionally...
  • Some buildings--like this opera house in Paris--are decorated very fancifully.
    Advanced Vocabulary: Fancy words
    Having a wide vocabulary is a sign of being educated. Understanding how to use big words is a great way to make your conversations more interesting and, for writers, it is a dire skill. The English language is exceptionally complicated and so...
  • At sporting events cheerleaders are often used to hype up the crowd and raise feelings of excitement about the impending game.
    Advanced Vocabulary: Excitable words
    Possessing a wide vocabulary is a sign of being a well-educated person. Knowing big words is one way to make your conversations more interesting and, for writers, it is an important skill. The English language is extremely complicated and wordy...
  • A smile usually conveys happiness.
    Advanced Vocabulary: Happy words
    Possessing a wide vocabulary is a sign of being well educated. Knowing big words is one way to make your conversations more interesting and, for writers, it is an important skill. The English language is extremely complicated and there are many...
  • play
    Playful Learning–What a Great Idea
    Playful Learning (Parents’ Choice Gold Medal website) is a well-done, professional-looking website that offers advice, projects, and visual images touting the benefits of education through play. The reader is drawn into the child-centered...
  • What does learning look like in your school?
    Schools look at novel ways to close the achievement gap
    Parents in Minnesota schools might be hearing their children come home with some interesting acronyms over the past few years. For teachers and administrators, these acronyms are growing in frequency and use: NUA, ENVoY, PBIS, and RTI all have a...
  • 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....