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How to Talk to Kids about Tough Topics

Talking to kids about tough topics is one of the hardest things educators and parents have to do. Whether kids have questions about today’s terror events around the globe, yesterday’s terrorism on American soil, war, racism, poverty, drugs, or something else, we need to be clear, safe, and thorough when offering up answers.

 

 

Back-to-School Tips for Parents

 

We know how hard it can be to slip from summertime ease into the rigor and schedule-driven months of September and October. Some parents are naturals at it—they’ve got meal plans on the Google calendar, the school lunch accounts are already boosted, and everyone has clean underwear, shoes without holes, and knows their teachers’ names. 

Celebrate Skyscraper Day!

It's Skyscraper Day! Which is a terrific time to celebrate our new book, SKYSCRAPERS! With 25 Science Projects for Kids.

Growth Mindset in the Classroom

As adults, we’ve had plenty of practice overcoming setbacks and meeting challenges head on, finding the teachable moment in failure and the silver linings among high expectations. And even with all these years of experience, sometimes it’s still hard to recognize that failure is always an opportunity to learn. 

Look Back on Phenomenon-Based Learning

“Finland’s education system puts the US model to shame.” This is according to The Business Insider which published an article highlighting eight ways that Finland is keeping its place on top of the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report for quality of primary education.

Got Poetry?

April is National Poetry Month, a celebration of literary creativity that began in 1996. 

 

Check Out the Future of Artificial Intelligence

October 2017 was the month that heralded the world's first android citizen, Sophia, and by November she was already talking about having children.

 

5 Genius Upcycling Projects for the Classroom

Teachers are experts at making the most of slim resources. A paper bag, some bath tissue, a few markers, and a little imagination, and they can sweep students on a journey between the stars or diving down through the deepest, darkest depths of the sea. Like modern-day alchemy, the process of turning trash into treasure is called upcycling... and there is a whole lot more to it than simply saving a buck.

8 Celestial Events to Share With Your Kids 

In case you missed it, stargazing in 2018 kicked off with a bang! Don't worry, there are lots of other opportunities during 2018 to get the kids stargazing.

Terrific Tongue Twisters for Tongue Twister Day!

International Tongue Twister Day is coming up on Sunday, November 12! Are you prepared? Have you got your tongue twisters ready to go?

 

 

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