The Truth About Memorization

Most teachers won’t spend time on this. Yesterday I heard a science tutor tell a student, “Biology is mostly memorization.” Was she wrong? Well, not exactly, but… Every time you shoot a free throw, a set of neurons are firing Continue reading The Truth About Memorization

Zombies, brains, and cutting back on homework

What can you learn from a fictional soap opera about a zombie apocalypse? A lot, apparently. The University of California, Irvine, is offering a course on the subject: “Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead'” One of the Continue reading Zombies, brains, and cutting back on homework

Why I’m Working for the Ron Paul Curriculum

I’m not about to give you a political or religious rant. Instead, let me ask you a question: What brought you to my website? If you are a parent or a student, it means that at some level you’re concerned Continue reading Why I’m Working for the Ron Paul Curriculum

Science Tutor Tips: Thinking about problem-solving

Sometimes a science tutor has to remember not to just give away the answers. Last week someone asked me what would happen to oxygen in a jar in outer space. I answered on the FaceBook page for Science Tutor Online, Continue reading Science Tutor Tips: Thinking about problem-solving