Keeping Children Engaged in Learning during Summer Break

Keeping kids engaged in learning during summer break

The “summer slide” describes the decline in academic skills and knowledge that affects students during the extended summer break. This “summer slide” varies across grade levels, subject matter and socioeconomic status. On average, students lose the equivalent of two months of reading and math skil...

Olympic Life Lessons

Olympic Life Lessons

This summer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will host the world's Summer Olympic Games of 2016 from August 5 to August 21. As the hype for the games continues to increase, so does speculation about which contenders will take home the coveted medals. The games, however, are about more than someone being t...

Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom

Technology in the classroom. Good idea or bad idea?

Over the past 20 years, as the use of technology has increased, debate has taken place among educators, parents and students about the use of technology in the classroom, where tools are integrated into daily instruction.


Keeps the practice of teaching fresh

Introducing new technology in t...

Where to Find Educational Summer Fun in Your Community

Rainy Day Recess

Has summer just begun and you're already hearing your children unceasingly lament over their boredom? Perhaps you, yourself, are weary of seeing them zoned out in front of a screen with mouths agape, eyes glossy, and brains turning to mush. Summer vacation doesn't have to be like this! You want yo...

Teaching Empathy

Arts and Crafts Empathy

How do we teach our students how to understand and share the feelings of others? Empathy requires that we feel compassion for others and have the ability to project ourselves into their shoes. Teaching empathy requires that we first are able to empathize with our students. Rather than just teachin...

Warren Elementary School Store

Warren Elementary School Store Helpers

Ruth Spivak oversees the school store at Warren Elementary in Maryland. She took a few moments to tell us about their great school store.

Tell us about your school store

The Warren Elementary school store is open every day between the opening bell and the late bell. The cashiers are all 4th and ...