Lessons in Personal Finance

It’s important to teach our kids lessons in personal finance. Some Colorado school districts already include personal finance topics in their curriculum. On the other hand many didn’t or only gave them minimal attention. The shortcomings of the...

Focusing on Play

Focusing on play is one way some schools are working to keep enrollment up. Anne Wesley is the principal of Malley Drive Elementary School in Northglenn, CO. She saw that families where choosing to move their children into more focused schools like STEM schools. “I...

At Home in the Classroom

Sometimes, teachers seem so much at home in the classroom that students assume they live there. Sonja Tiedman told students about her rough drive to work one winter morning. One student asked, ‘Where do you work?’ “If students see me like that, I...

Teaching Children to be Good Citizens

So how do we go about teaching children to be good citizens? Good citizens support their family, country and community.  In addition to their privileges in the Bill of Rights, a citizen has an obligation to be informed, law abiding and uphold basic democratic...

Getting Children Engaged in Learning

Some teachers are great at getting children engaged in learning. Paige and classmate Aarav are looking at images pasted on a poster board. Their goal? To identify the connections among people on a “relationship tree.” “They look like they’re in...