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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

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

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

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, STEAM

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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June 14, 2018
Kyla Shurtz

A State of Mind: "Learning is an Adventure!"

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

When I was a preschool teacher, my class would start every day by shouting “Learning is an adventure!” Then we would talk about the adventures of learning! Learning can be fun, scary, easy, hard, silly, sad, intimidating and crazy! Learning is truly an adventure because of the feelings we have while we are on our learning journey and because we are learning our WHOLE LIFE! But, how do we get our kids to see the world through the eyes of a lifelong learner? How do we instill this attitude in our children? The following tips have helped me to guide my children (both in the classroom and at home) in learning to love learning!

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June 07, 2018
Katie Persechino

5 Ways to Incorporate Social Media in the Classroom

STEAM

I’ve been hearing a lot recently about how schools and education plans are outdated. While that’s all opinion, there are elements of education that can be updated.

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May 17, 2018
Caitlin Holley

The Benefits of a Board Game Club

Learning Through Play, STEAM

I find my job as an English teacher to be a highly rewarding experience. I enjoy the material I teach, the students and their personalities, and the atmosphere of my classroom. Outside of school, I am a major board gamer.

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April 26, 2018
Melinda Contreras

Engaging Ways to Explore Color Theory

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, STEAM

Did you know that a healthy human eye can see as many as 10 million colors? It’s pretty amazing that this range of colors can come from the three primary colors, red, blue, and yellow. As children start to gravitate towards certain colors and claim favorites, you can start to teach them about basic color theory, how to create their favorite color, or help create new colors! From shaking books to squishing hair gel, these are some of our favorite ways to engage children in exploring color theory.

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