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

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

Teaching and Learning: Back to the Basics?

I should have paid more attention. Last fall, a joint study on learning math was released by the University of California at Irvine (UCI) and Penn State University. The goal of the study was to find out if some of Continue reading Teaching and Learning: Back to the Basics?

Study Tip: Mind Maps

Here’s a fun and powerful study tip that follows the natural patterns of your brain. It’s a great way to make sense out of complex, confusing topics. If you have to write a research paper or do a project for Continue reading Study Tip: Mind Maps