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Word Problems in Math Class: An Important Oxymoron

Word Problems in Math Class: An Important Oxymoron

Why are word problems important in elementary school math?  What skills does solving word problems help students develop?  How do word problems benefit my math student? These are questions many of us ask as we help math students solve word problems.  After all, this...

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Can Two Negatives Really Create Something Positive?

Can Two Negatives Really Create Something Positive?

Is watching your child struggle in math really such a bad thing? A positive times a positive is positive, a positive times a negative is negative, a negative times a negative is positive.  What?? Ughh? Sigh? Head drops to table. To connect this to a personal real-life...

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How Can Studying Psychology Help Me TODAY?

How Can Studying Psychology Help Me TODAY?

Why study psychology? I get asked this question a lot. After 20 years of creatively trying to inspire the asker of the question to see how amazing and far-reaching experience in the field of psychology can be, I have some pretty nifty answers. Do you ever have contact...

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Need A COVID-Friendly Fun Family Activity?

Need A COVID-Friendly Fun Family Activity?

Are you and your children tired of being stuck inside because of COVID? Is everyone tired of the same old thing? Well, here’s something fun you can do to get everyone excited about getting outdoors again. Go geocaching! What’s Geocaching, you ask? Geocaching is a fun...

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The Power of Poetry to Improve Writing

The Power of Poetry to Improve Writing

“Poetry is a window, a way to see inside” (H. Wallace 1). When we study poetry, we discern our inner world and speak into the outer world words that shape history. We follow in the footsteps of master poets who teach us how to play with words to evoke deep emotion,...

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The Book vs. the Movie: More Than Meets the Eye

The Book vs. the Movie: More Than Meets the Eye

Which is better: Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam on the Sistine Chapel ceiling or Haydn’s oratorio The Creation? While you might prefer one over the other, it’s unfair to declare one as “better” because they are completely different art forms. How many times have...

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