Yeah, we cringe when we hear about curriculum cutbacks too. It’s the hope of pretty much every parent and educator that school will have room for activities and lessons that foster vital 21st century skills, and that coverLearn more!
Name: Dame Jean Iris Murdoch Born: 1919 Died: 1999 Hometown: Dublin, Ireland Fave Subjects: Art, Beauty, How To Be Good, Power Career Highlights: wrote more than 25 books, including novels, philosophy, and plays won a Booker Prize forLearn more!
Name: Li Er (given name), Boyang (courtesy name), Laozi (“old master”, honorific) Born: 604 BCE (we think) Died: during the Zhou Dynasty (give or take) Hometown: Chu, China Fave Subjects: Right and Wrong, Power, Getting Back to Nature,Learn more!
What do you do when your kid asks a question, and you don’t know the answer? What if they bring up tricky issues? How can you use these moments to really engage in great discussions as a family?Learn more!
Name: Herbert Marshall McLuhan Born: 1911 Died: 1980 Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Fave Subjects: Truth, Knowledge, Understanding, Storytelling, Technology Career Highlights: did lots of work in advertising predicted the internet decades before it was invented studied how televisionLearn more!
Maybe you’re a parent looking for things to keep young minds busy (and learning) over the summer break. Maybe you’re a teacher looking for engaging resources for critical thinking and inquiry, for the coming school year. Either way,Learn more!
Full Name: Emma Goldman Born: 1896 Died: 1940 Hometown: Kovno, Russia Fave Subjects: Power, Right and Wrong, Fairness Career Highlights: educated herself after being told girls didn’t need to go to school became a famous writer, philosopher andLearn more!
Whether it’s because of a learning challenge, a particular learning style, or just a matter of taste, some kids have a hard time getting into reading. As parents and teachers, we want our kids to love books, andLearn more!
Just in time for summer reading (cue trumpets and confetti), we’re proud to announce announce the release of ThinkAboutIt1, the interactive eBook version of “Let the Thinking Begin!” It’s fun, it’s entertaining, and it’ll help you and your littleLearn more!
The end of the school year is approaching (in some places, it’s already upon us). Your kids are probably giddy with anticipation, and itching to spend their days in sweet repose. You, however, are probably a little onLearn more!