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

Using football to learn the basics of physics

Here’s a fun science-learning game that will teach you some basic concepts in physics. You’ll learn about velocity, probability, and force. This science learning game was put together by the NFL, Discovery Learning, and  EA Sports™.  I’m glad they did Continue reading Using football to learn the basics of physics

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

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?