K-8 Comeback: Clear Merits over Middle School Model

Middle school has a particular reputation, and it’s not necessarily a good one. Children often approach these years of schooling (6-8 or 7-8) anxiously — concerned about cliques, closed-off cafeteria tables and bullies roaming the halls. Parents send children into these schools with trepidation as well. But, for some, it may come as a surprise… Read More K-8 Comeback: Clear Merits over Middle School Model

Make Them Scientists – Redirecting the Science Instruction Paradigm

Critical thinking and problem solving, in all fields of study, often requires looking at an old problem in a new way. The ability to observe a phenomenon with fresh eyes is a key first step in divergent or “out-of-box” thinking, which is, in turn, essential for innovation. These skills are especially important in STEM fields,… Read More Make Them Scientists – Redirecting the Science Instruction Paradigm