Mixing Academics with Exercise

While she was studying a worksheet about pollution, 12 year old Jahnaia Penix moved like a snowboarder, mixing academics with exercise on equipment in a new lab at Sonora Middle School. Her coach, Trudi Spencer, told her to repeat the information on the worksheet...

Are Kindergartners Losing Time For Play to Academics?

Are kindergartners losing time for play to academics?  Many educators are sharing the concern that kindergarten is becoming the new first grade, as they strive to keep activities developmentally appropriate. At Folwell  School in Minneapolis, David Boucher’s...

The 5 Best Brain Healthy Foods

What are the 5 best brain healthy foods? It may surprise you to know that certain foods have benefit to your brain, encouraging focus, clarity, and protecting the brain from stress. Incorporating “smart” foods into your daily diet will have benefits beyond...

Teaching Life Skills Through Money Management

It may look like a science or social studies lesson, but teaching life skills through money management is part of everyday learning in Maggie Davenport’s sixth grade class in the Cotter School District. As she concluded her lecture on dissecting a cow’s...