Teaching Real-Life Lessons to Home-Schooled Students

Teaching Real-Life Lessons to Home-Schooled Students

Every form of education has its pros and cons. However, more involved parents may find public education falls short for a number of reasons, be it large class sizes in which students aren’t given the 1-on-1 attention they need or a curriculum lacking lessons on attaining real-life skills. If you plan to homeschool your son… Read more

How You Can Teach Your Child To Become A World Citizen

How You Can Teach Your Child To Become A World Citizen

International interconnectedness is a movement that is growing exponentially. World relations are more prominent in both our politics and our individual lives. It’s important that children are well-informed about various cultures, practices, history and current events. If our children are informed citizens, they will be set up for success within the community and society. They… Read more

Does Your Teen Need to Be More Challenged at School?

Does Your Teen Need to Be More Challenged at School?

“School is so boring! Why do I have to go?” “This is so easy.” All kids, at one time or another, get frustrated at school. It’s inevitable. Not everyone shares the same interests and aptitudes, and a subject that fascinates one kid will bore another to the verge of tears. Throw in different teaching styles,… Read more

Classroom bike generators bridge the gap between learning & exercise

Classroom bike generators bridge the gap between learning & exercise

By combining movement, education, and energy production, these pedal generators could be a great green classroom (or playroom) accessory. Adam Boesel, the creator of the Green Microgym, hasn’t been sitting back on his pedal-powered laurels, as he’s been continuing to work on his version of a reliable, affordable, and robust bicycle generator system that can… Read more

A Teacher’s Struggle: The Achievement Gap

A Teacher’s Struggle: The Achievement Gap

I used to teach. Similar to many educators who decide to pursue a career in the teaching industry, I wanted to change the lives of my students. I wanted to empower them, inspire them, and encourage them to do something great with their lives. I had visions of a classroom full of students who were… Read more

Every Kid in a Park launches free pass program for all 4th graders

Every Kid in a Park launches free pass program for all 4th graders

The Every Kid in a Park program allows fourth graders (or the homeschool equivalent) to get a free pass for a year’s worth of entry to more than 2000 federally managed sites, including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and marine sanctuaries. The free Every Kid in a Park pass also allows for entry for up… Read more

Online STEM Curriculum & Mentoring Supports Every Kid in a Park Initiative

Online STEM Curriculum & Mentoring Supports Every Kid in a Park Initiative

In support of the Every Kid in a Park initiative, this virtual STEM curriculum & mentoring program encourages kids to build engineering design challenges inspired by nature. Iridescent, an education nonprofit with a mission to bring science and engineering to underserved children and their families, offers a free online STEM program full of hands-on projects… Read more

Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read apps just $.99

Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read apps just $.99

For some kids, learning how to read is a breeze, and they learn their letters and sound out words as quickly as they learn to do everything else, but for others, learning how to read is really tough. Of those kids, many of them have found help through the classic Hooked on Phonics programs, and… Read more