Month: February 2018

Help your child toward a lifetime of achieving goals

It’s the start of a new year, which means many of us are thinking about achieving goals for the coming months. While some people might make a New Year’s resolution light-heartedly with little concern about the follow-through, others look at it as an opportunity to set out a plan for the year. Setting goals is actually a great practice, not only at the beginning of each year but throughout the year as well. Research has shown that people are more likely to meet their goals when they put them in writing, tell someone else about those goals, and come...

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Physical education and STEM

Build minds and bodies in Physical Education class with these STEM activities We are well aware that movement and exercise have positive effects on the brain. “Letting kids move in class isn’t a break from learning. It IS learning.” Deepen the mind-body connection and team up with science and math teachers so you can incorporate some STEM-based lessons in your phys-ed classes (or a really fun after-school activity).   The case for bringing movement into learning It may seem counterintuitive, but exercise and learning go hand in hand. Getting up and doing an activity increases blood flow to the...

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Beyond STEM skills

Tech giant Google learned that STEM skills are not only a top priority when determining the most successful teams. Project Aristotle, released in 2017, showed that top employees have more than strong technical skills; they also have strong “soft” skill that makes them effective team members. In fact, Project Aristotle showed that the most important factor is that team members “feel confident that no one on the team will embarrass or punish anyone else for admitting a mistake, asking a question, or offering a new idea.” We already know that the tech industry will continue to experience phenomenal growth. And more...

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