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Visual Thinking in the Arts and Mathematics

Last summer I hosted an art and math class for middle school girls. I was inspired by the work of Jo Boaler, Lang Chen, Cathy Williams & Montserrat Cordero in their paper Seeing as Understanding the Importance of Visual Mathematics for our Brain and Learning. In the paper they present evidence from brain research to… Continue reading Visual Thinking in the Arts and Mathematics

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Learning About Mythology

When I think about mythology, the first thing that comes to mind is Greek mythology. My kids and the children I work with enjoy reading Greek myths and learning about the various creatures. Recent popular movies, like Marvel's Thor, peaked my teen son's interest in Norse Mythology which led him to read Neil Gaiman's Norse… Continue reading Learning About Mythology

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Enchanted Learning

"If parents and teachers take a child's interests seriously, opportunities to create meaningful connections to all kinds of subjects erupt into view" - Julie Bogart The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning and Life I recently began reading Julie Bogart's, The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning and Life. The book… Continue reading Enchanted Learning

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Making Decisions about High School

A few weeks ago the parents of middle school students began receiving information about high school information nights and enrollment dates. We found ourselves listening to information about academics, athletics, extracurricular activities and college requirements. Yet, it feels like just a couple years ago, I was making friends with the other kindergarten parents and scheduling… Continue reading Making Decisions about High School