The Surprising, Little-Known Origins of Common Core

In general, there are two points of view regarding Common Core. On the one hand, you have concerned parents and teachers who believe Common Core is a barefaced power grab by the federal government with catastrophic results that will only Continue reading The Surprising, Little-Known Origins of Common Core

Why some kids get smarter by playing video games

Games are addictive. Just try asking your 14-year-old to put down Candy Crush Saga for a few minutes, and there’s a good chance you’ll encounter some serious resistance. But there’s more to the story than that. When psychologist Jane McGonigal Continue reading Why some kids get smarter by playing video games

A biology experiment you can do at home

If you want to do a fun and easy lab at home, check this out: I designed this lab for the Ron Paul Curriculum. I don’t agree with all their political views, but it’s the best K-12 educational program I’ve Continue reading A biology experiment you can do at home

What should our children be learning?

The job market changes, but some things don’t. Centuries ago, a man in Renaissance Italy pressured his son to become a musician. By learning music, the young lad would be able to secure a reliable income, and reach financial success. Continue reading What should our children be learning?