Making Arbor Day Real for Kids

Making Arbor Day real for kids was a major focus of one fourth grade class’s field trip to an arboretum.  Children had a true hands on experience, with muddy hands, grass stained jeans, and scratched fingers.  But all agreed it was worth it.More than a...

Middle School Students Build Underwater Robots

Class projects to build towers and bridges out of everyday materials are not unusual but this year’s project had middle school students build underwater robots in one advanced class.Students in Anne Ulstad’s geometry class — the most advanced math class...

Dog Tags for Math Accomplishments

Students in one fourth grade love being rewarded with dog tags for math accomplishments.  They like wearing the tags, which identify them as having solved problems.  The recognition for them is becoming very popularClick image to purchase bookAt Center...

Poor School Performance is Not a Symptom of ADHD

In a surprising development, a new study has found that poor school performance is not a symptom of ADHD.  A major factor in academic difficulty for children with ADHD is language problems, not distractions. Although both language problems and distractions often...

Tips to Keep Tabs on Kids Online

HowToLearn is happy to supply you with these tips to keep tabs on kids online. Is snooping bad parenting? Today’s kids have access to more information than any generation before. With the click of a button, they can see real-time updates about world events, local...