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.
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.
April is a great month to get your kids out of the house and actively engaged in STEM/STEAM education. Did you know that National Robot Week and National Environmental week both fall in April? Or that North Carolina hosts a state-wide STEM festival for the whole month? These are just a few of the cool events happening around the country that the whole family is sure to enjoy.
A couple of words that have been getting a lot of attention the past few years in conversations about education are “grit” and "failure." How do we teach kids that it's okay to fail?
The Book Squad is here again! We invite you to join the Nomad Press Book Squad by filling out a short survey about our ideas for a new series of educational books for children ages 5 to 8.
Teenagers who are entering 9th grade this year will be the first graduating class for whom the terrorist attack of September 11 is truly history. It happened before they were born. They have no memory of that clear, sunny, blue-sky day, no story that's been told to them about a parent picking them up from preschool in tears, no memory of their own. They only have what we as parents and educators can teach them.