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Showing Up, Showing Effort

I always think that if the zombie apocalypse did come, there's nowhere I'd rather be than in a karate dojo on lesson day. Boy, those kids are fierce, and they know how to wield a bow.

Myth Busting: The Work-Life Balance Doesn't Exist

We've all heard that phrase, “the work-life balance.” It's offered up as something to strive for, something to accomplish, something lots of other people brag about on social media. The topic of work-life balance has been brought into sharp relief this week after a BBC commentator was interrupted by his two adorable kids during a live interview, causing the Internet to burst out laughing.

Teach Kids About the Holocaust with a Free Ebook

The Holocaust can be a difficult topic to teach to any age. The Holocaust was the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of more than 6 million Jews and countless other people, including the mentally ill, disabled, and the Romani during World War II.

Celebrate Girls in Science by learning of Women in the Air!

Ameilia Earhart broke a lot of records: first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, first woman to fly nonstop coast to coast, first woman to fly SOLO across the Atlantic—she was good at being first. What about being the first person to fly around the world? That was the trip during which she was lost.

International Women’s Day is Today!

Why do women need their own day? Historically, women have had fewer advantages than men. When you learn about history, what names usually pop up more frequently? Quick, name an inventor—did a man’s name or a woman’s name come to mind?

 

Girls in Science: Lego NASA Scientists!

Interested in space? Love Legos? Aware of the gender gap in STEM fields? You're going to love the fact that Lego is soon releasing a set of five minifigures representing women who have made great strides in the field of astronomy.

History Books for Kids—But Whose History?

It’s an interesting time to be publishing history books for the educational market. One of our forthcoming books is about the Oregon Trail. Intrepid settlers braving the wilds of uncharted territory in hopes of forging a new, better life out west—middle grade books about westward expansion have all the ingredients for a sweeping, epic experience!

Science Activity Time: Atoms and Molecules

Explaining matter to young kids can seem like a daunting prospect, but with a little perspective and lots of hands-on fun, children can gain a solid foundation on which to build the fundamentals of chemistry!

Best Practices for Screen Time for Kids

Parents and educators have been trying to decide on best practices in terms of kids and screens for decades. With the onslaught of new technology and mobile devices during the past several years, these concerns have only increased. How is the Internet changing the way kids think and behave?

Music in the Classroom, Music at Home

Last night, despite the six inches of wet snow on the roads, I made my way to my oldest son’s high school band concert. It was a regional concert, which meant the middle school band was there, too. You know, one of the best ways to feel good about the world is to watch a group of kids ranging in age from 11 to 18 belt out the "Star-Spangled Banner" with their trumpets, oboes, flutes, snare drums, bells, and other implements of enlightenment.

 

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