Category Archives: Academics

Competency Education…I Think I’m in Love


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Civics Instruction…free and fun!


Sandra Day O’Connor was the first woman Supreme Court Justice here in the U.S.  She was appointed to the bench by President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and she retired from the bench in 2006.  Justice O’Connor’s appointment to the bench … Continue reading

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In Defense of Homework


I’ve been reading quite a few anti-homework articles lately.  Is this something new?  Have I just been missing it?  It seems like in the blink of an eye we went from everyone being pro-flipping the classroom (with its requisite video-watching … Continue reading

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Bizarro World: Is Algebra Necessary?


I had a whole other post planned for today, but it got bumped because yesterday I, like many of you, read the strangest op/ed piece that I think I’ve ever read in the NY Times.  And that’s saying something.  In … Continue reading

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The Flame Challenge – an awesome STEM project for kids!


If you don’t listen to ScienceFriday on NPR, then you may not know about The Flame Challenge. The Flame Challenge is a contest, launched by actor and science advocate Alan Alda, to answer the question that he had as an … Continue reading

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Do Kids Really Need to READ??


I was chatting to a colleague in the publishing industry recently.  We were talking about the Headsprout Reading programs….Early Reading and Reading Comprehension.  My colleague shall go nameless (to protect the innocent and not-so-innocent!), but he told me that publishers … Continue reading

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American Curriculum in Bangkok!


This week I had the pleasure of visiting the International Community School in Bangkok, Thailand.  ICS offers American college preparatory curriculum to the international community in Bangkok.

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