## Halloween Math Games!

It’s that time of year where parents have to think of clever, cheap and age-appropriate costumes for their kids, revise them on the rules of stranger danger and binge on leftover trick-or-treat snacks. Some ambitious folks might carve a face into a pumpkin and others may use the festivities as a good time to teach […]

## Dealing With Allergies At School

Allergies are an increasing concern for educators and parents, with the last National Center for Health Statistics data finding approximately 3 million children under the age of 18 reported a food or digestive allergy in the previous twelve months. At the time of the study in 2007 the incidence of allergies was found to be 3.9%, […]

## Why Parents Shouldn’t Help With Math Homework

There are many stages of my daughter’s life that I’m dreading: Adolescence, for starters. The onslaught of birthday party invitations when she’s in preschool, or lack thereof (I haven’t decided what’s worse) and, of course, the homework. I can’t imagine anything more frustrating than forcing my tired child to spend even more time at a […]

## The Future Is Now! What Back To The Future II Got Right.

October 21, 2015.  Today is the day that Marty McFly will arrive in the fictional town of Hill Valley to save his ne’er do well son from disaster. While Zemeckis’s future made some false promises – where is my Hoverboard?! And my flying car?! Where I am, I do need roads. Badly. Like a caveman. […]

## Multiplication Games

One of the best way to teach multiplication is with games, be they virtual or physical.  One of our third-grade episodes, A Spinning Table, lets kids pull a lever and WHOOSH!!!!!  Some of the numbers fly off as the table spins.  Students are asked to fill in the missing numbers, a fun way to reinforce their multiplication […]

## Engage Your Students By Engaging Their Senses

The best tools for learning come pre-installed: the senses. But of the five traditionally recognised senses, only sight, hearing and touch are regularly engaged in classrooms – and those often in isolation. This jars with our normal experience of the world, where multiple senses are engaged simultaneously to process information. The senses are our open […]

## How Do You Get To Ten?

By playing counting games with different types or colors of objects, you are preparing your kindergartens for addition.  With our String A Bead episode, children start with an empty string and various beads.  They are the asked to put a specific number of beads on the string.  But, here is the fun part – they […]

## Four Teachers Who Changed Education (And The World)

Confucius (551 – 479BC) “Life is limited, while learning is limitless.” Considered the first professional teacher, Confucius – and his famous sayings – left an indelible mark on the world. In his time, his reputation was so great that potential students traveled from all across China to study under him. Over 3,000 students passed through […]