Midas is well-known. He features prominently into the myth of the golden touch, which was retold by numerous writers and artists but the best known is put forth in a play by the Roman poet, Ovid. But was he a real, living ruler?
One day while you are drying your feet, pulling off your socks or slipping into flipflops, you notice your toes. Not good. A couple nails look yellow and the big toe looks as if it is pulling away from the nail bed. You have a toenail fungus.
Not only have there been health concerns regarding the use of sunscreen products, but they are known to be a danger to coral reefs, as well. Learn about the hazards and changes being made to protect reefs and people.
Music’s effect on learning has long been recognized as research has reinforced the relationship between music and cognitive development. Because music affects both the left and right brain, it involves the whole child. Why not incorporate STEAM learning as you make DIY instruments in the classroom?
They live in a shell that they mostly create themselves and they are not pretty. These sea animals are kind of solitary and one might say, lazy, but they are one of the most important environmental creatures for any gulf, bay or close-knit waters. It’s the oyster.
Celebrate the spirit of America and honor the “stars and stripes." Make it a red, white, and blue day as you pay tribute to our country with simple patriotic crafts. Here are a few ideas that can be used to celebrate Flag Day (June), Independence Day (July), and patriotism in general.
We are learning all the time – go with this thought! Here are a few tips to keep your kids learning this summer. Teachers – feel free to include these ideas in a letter drafted to your parents. Send this home before classes end this school year.
It’s the merry month of May and full of marvelous activities to celebrate. Here are a few activities to get your students into the spring spirit and introduce them to a few events that take place this month.
Classroom management can be challenging aspects of teaching, especially when students have a lot of excess energy and no way to burn it off. Learn some useful tips for using movement to not only help students release extra energy, but also assist your them with memorable learning experiences.
Has spring fever attacked your classroom? Are the kids getting restless as the end of school is near? Why not use a baseball theme to challenge your students to read – a wonderful way to wind up the year!
On May 16 each year, we celebrate the anniversary of Samuel Johnson and his biographer James Boswell in 1763. This is the perfect time to introduce biographies to your class through books and engaging your students in a biographer/biographee relationship project.
At an International Day at a STEM charter school, each class focused on a single country with information, artifacts and food. What impressed me were the “make and take" crafts involving STEAM skills in relation to a craft that symbolized the country. Here are a few ideas from this amazing event.
Young children have varied learning styles and boundless energy. They need an effective preschool class, which is exciting and challenges active learning from the time they enter the classroom each day. STEM programs can be the ideal solution.
Writing in journals provides an excellent hands-on learning tool that instills confidence in your students’ ability to express themselves while promoting a lifelong interest in creative writing. Make use of journals across the curriculum as you implement these ideas and activities.
Compared to 33 other countries, the United States fell dead last in a “survey of worker
numeracy, literacy and problem solving." What can we do to improve our system and ensure our children receive the best possible education?
When crafting with STEAM, students use recycled and simple materials to solve a problem and proceed in open-ended exploration. The STEAM approach allows for a variety of answers and conclusions – they are not always successful, but the process is important to understanding.
While each state has a different structure and offers different opportunities, each union was created for the same purpose: amplifying the collective voice and power of teachers to create better contracts and education system for your students.
The average teacher spends about $500 out of pocket on their class each year. One in 10 teachers spend over $1,000. However, some teachers are beginning to curtail these costs by using crowd-sourcing sites like Donor’s Choose or Go Fund Me to bring their classroom dreams alive.