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As an educator and a mother of four, I find that everything becomes teachable. Frankly, these 'unexpected moments' become the ones that they most remember.

At first, beginning the mindset of the 'teachable moment' may feel strange, or you might find that you have been doing it all along.  I thought I would share some of our family learning adventures to help spark that 'teachable moment' in your home.

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August 09, 2018
Natalie Tapia

“No, that’s mine!” Fun Ways to Teach Your Preschooler About Sharing

Learning Through Play, Learning at Home

Does that phrase sound familiar? Although children at the preschool age are discovering their independence and establishing their identity, the concept of “sharing” doesn’t develop until about the age of 5. To add to the stress, these young minds often have no concept of time, so waiting for their toy to make its way back to them after giving it up can be frustrating for young children. However, help is on the way! These super fun and creative tips will turn them into a pro at the art of sharing in no time!

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July 19, 2018
Jen Starr

5 Tech Tips for Better Classroom Management

STEM, Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

Technology has become an inseparable tool in education. Learners need to be exposed to technology as early as when they start school through integration of technology in classroom activities. With the fast advancement of technology in the contemporary world, students expect to have the chance to use the tools of technology in their learning process.

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July 12, 2018
Trevor Macduff

How to Apply Game Theory to Lessons Your Students Will Love

STEAM, Learning Through Play, STEM Education / Play

Coach your students to greater success!

My son’s high school football team won the state championship his senior year. It was an amazing ride with lots of hard work, tense moments, and travel. As I spent all those years as a dad in the stands and sidelines listening to the coaches and watching them mold the team and coax just a little bit more effort out of the boys, I learned a great deal about teaching science. Er, I mean, I learned a great deal about COACHING science.

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July 05, 2018
Melissa Rosales

Executive Function Skills: The Concept Every Parent and Teacher Should Know

STEAM, Learning Through Play, Learning at Home, STEM Education / Play

It is not surprising that some parents and teachers wonder, "What are executive functions?" As science and neuropsychology advances, it is becoming more common in child development literature, however, many are still unsure what mental skills comprise this function and how to develop these skills in their children.

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June 21, 2018
Carolyn Vibbert and Ronnie Cabrera

Stop the Brain Drain: Games for Summer Vacation

STEAM, Learning Through Play, Learning at Home

When school is out for summer, it's time to get the games ready for your on-the-go family. Game time can bring together family for conversation, keep your brain active and healthy, and alleviate frustration. Here are our recommendations for all of those moments summer may bring to your family.

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