4 benefits to taking the makers’ approach

4 benefits to taking the makers' approach Without a doubt, your child is rapidly compiling an impressively long list of toys he or she would like to unwrap this holiday season. But one type of toy should be on every parent’s edited gift list: toys that encourage kids...

This classic TED Talk looks at another kind of mind

This classic TED Talk looks at another kind of mind This TED Talk is ancient, in internet years, but if you have children in school, it’s essential viewing. Temple Grandin’s “The World Needs All Kinds of Minds,” offers a look at the geeky kid, the kid who isn’t...

What is STEM and why is it important?

What is STEM and why is it important? STEM. You see this acronym tossed around a lot these days. What’s the hubbub? Why are educators and other parents so preoccupied with it? As you may know already, STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and...