Should your child learn this instead of computer programming?

There’s a new kind of money called Bitcoin. Maybe you’ve heard of it. It’s based on computer code. As the poem goes:   The demand for coding Is exploding.   The boom in smart phone apps, games, and cryptocurrency ensures Continue reading Should your child learn this instead of computer programming?

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

Is homework the best use of time?

Every teacher and every family will have a different opinion about homework. What does the research say? The short answer is: Moderation. There may be better ways to enhance your child’s education. I’m going to show you how to help Continue reading Is homework the best use of time?

Boost your memory by being an athlete

Do you want to boost your brain power and learn things quicker? This video will show you an ancient secret to boost your memory. Thousands of years ago, the Greek poet Simonides discovered how to boost your memory by connecting Continue reading Boost your memory by being an athlete