Education

How Mobile Devices Help our Kids Learn How & Where They Want #LearningThroughGorillaGlass 

How Mobile Devices Help our Kids Learn How & Where They Want #LearningThroughGorillaGlass 
April 27, 2016 3 Comments »

This post is sponsored by Corning® Gorilla® Glass When I was growing up, using a computer was a treat. The single computer in my elementary school made rare appearances in my fifth grade classroom, often staying for just a day before ... Read More »

7 Ways to Get Kids to Unplug From Devices and Plug into Nature on Earth Day and Beyond

7 Ways to Get Kids to Unplug From Devices and Plug into Nature on Earth Day and Beyond
April 19, 2016 3 Comments »

It’s a great big world out there and there’s no better time to teach kids about environmentalism and inspire a love of caring for our planet than on Earth Day. After April 22nd, it’s important to kids learning about the ... Read More »

5 Reasons Every Teacher Needs the littleBits STEAM Student Set for Hands-On STEAM Learning

5 Reasons Every Teacher Needs the littleBits STEAM Student Set for Hands-On STEAM Learning
April 18, 2016 2 Comments »

Parents always ask me how to encourage a love of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and I honestly believe that there is a different point of entry for each child. The great thing about STEM subjects is the numerous ... Read More »

The Best Free Resources for Teaching Kids Financial Literacy

The Best Free Resources for Teaching Kids Financial Literacy
April 13, 2016 5 Comments »

This is a sponsored post Even though April is Financial Literacy Month, financial literacy is a topic that requires ongoing conversations to impart different lessons at each age and stage to teach kids necessary lifelong skills. I remember learning how ... Read More »

PSAT: Practice and Preparation

PSAT: Practice and Preparation
March 23, 2016 2 Comments »

High school is truly a whole new ballgame. Not only am I in awe of what my son is doing, at times I’ve questioned my own intelligence. We were offered three AP classes when I was in high school; now ... Read More »

Taking Kids to See Annie: 6 Things to Do Before You Go (+ 3 for After the Show)

Taking Kids to See Annie: 6 Things to Do Before You Go (+ 3 for After the Show)
March 16, 2016 8 Comments »

The national tour of Annie opened last night at Washington, D.C.’s National Theatre and it’s a perfect way to introduce elementary ages to award winning musicals that have longer performance times than family theater venues. Originally based on Harold Gray’s popular ... Read More »

How Smartphones Empower Girls but Emojis Hold Them Back #LikeAGirl

How Smartphones Empower Girls but Emojis Hold Them Back #LikeAGirl
March 8, 2016 4 Comments »

This is a sponsored post written for the Always #LikeAGirl campaign What is it about middle schoolers and their phones? Growing up, I remember how much I coveted a phone in my bedroom and what a big deal it was ... Read More »

Poptropica Mystery of the Map: New Graphic Novel Adventure Stories Series Review (w giveaway)

Poptropica Mystery of the Map: New Graphic Novel Adventure Stories Series Review (w giveaway)
March 2, 2016 3 Comments »

This post is sponsored by Poptropica When favorite online worlds become captivating adventure stories, parents rejoice. Suddenly the amount of time kids are spending in front of a screen can also motivate them to read, especially when the book they’re ... Read More »

How to Prepare for Watching He Named Me Malala with Your Kids #withMalala

How to Prepare for Watching He Named Me Malala with Your Kids #withMalala
February 24, 2016 6 Comments »

As a former teacher, it was hard enough for me to come to terms that some of my first graders lived in a house without books and other school supplies needed to complete homework but it’s incredible to think that ... Read More »

Future City Competition Encourages Middle Schoolers to Use STEM to Solve Real World Problems

Future City Competition Encourages Middle Schoolers to Use STEM to Solve Real World Problems
February 17, 2016 6 Comments »

This is a sponsored post With research showing that girls start losing interest in math and science during middle school, motivating this key age group to use their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math isn’t hard when they’re asked ... Read More »