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...

Chess as a Tool for Education

Some schools are using new teaching strategies and view chess as a tool for education. You may be wondering how this game can teach young people anything at all. But this isn’t the first time there have been educational games in the classroom. Chess is a...

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...

Find Your Child’s Learning Style

Things get so much easier once you find your child’s learning style. You may have a child that can’t sit still in class or wants some background noise while they do homework. It may seem like your child is trying to avoid learning, but imagine this –...