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Summer Brain Builders: Avoid the summer slide

Summer Brain Builders: Avoid the summer slide

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Jun 1st 2020

Summer break can be a great time for children to relax and recharge, but it is also when learning loss occurs. Want to avoid the summer slide? Here are a few ideas to spark quality learning and have f … read more
Summer Reading Encouragement

Summer Reading Encouragement

Jun 1st 2020

Summer break allows us to relax, recharge, and slow down. However, it can also lead to summer learning loss in children. Encouraging your child to read during summer break is one of the most effective … read more
Keep Kids Active During Summer

Keep Kids Active During Summer

Jun 1st 2020

Summer break is here, but that doesn’t mean your kids have to take a break from learning for the next three months. Avoid summer learning loss and keep your kids’ noggins working this summer thro … read more
Fun and Educational Summer Vacations

Fun and Educational Summer Vacations

Jun 1st 2020

Summer vacation doesn’t mean your kids have to endure three long months without any educational inspiration. Many summer getaways are just as enriching as they are relaxing. Let’s take a look at five … read more
Ideas for Hands-On Discovery

Ideas for Hands-On Discovery

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Apr 28th 2020

The sights and sounds of learning come alive in classrooms where students are inspired through hands-on learning. Kids are actively engaged, burning with curiosity, and eager to make connections betwe … read more
Spring Cleaning Empowers Kids

Spring Cleaning Empowers Kids

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Apr 28th 2020

Spring is here—that means that it's time to scrub, scour, wipe, and rinse your way into a fresh clean abode. You need all hands on deck, but if you demand that your kids help, you might be greeted wit … read more
Author Interview: Leaders Like Us

Author Interview: Leaders Like Us

Apr 27th 2020

Photo credit: MossGirls Photography Reading a great book can be thrilling, but all the work that goes into writing that book can be just as exciting. Recently, debut Rourke Educational Media a … read more
5 Ways to Teach Kindness in Your Homeschool

5 Ways to Teach Kindness in Your Homeschool

By Cari G. on Mar 17th 2020

I believe kindness is one of the most important things we can teach our children. Of course, teaching by example is a great way to do this. However, sometimes it's not enough. Sometimes we need to poi … read more
Spring Break Prep—Renew Interests in Learning

Spring Break Prep—Renew Interests in Learning

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Mar 10th 2020

Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal—and spring break can be a great time to renew your young ones’ interests in learning. The winter doldrums often put us in a holding pattern, so be ready to revi … read more
Shamrock Shenanigans in the Classroom

Shamrock Shenanigans in the Classroom

By Tanya Diaz-Rothman & Kristen Poindexter on Feb 26th 2020

March is the perfect time to bring some shamrock shenanigans to your classroom game time! Games are fun, games are for kids, and games are the epicenter of focus, collaboration, and engagement! W … read more
Creative Easter Egg Ideas

Creative Easter Egg Ideas

Carson Dellosa on Jan 31st 2020

Easter is upon us. Are you ready? If not, don’t worry! We’ve collected some awesome ideas to make this year the best Easter egg decorating year yet. Whether you are looking for a fun and nostalgic nig … read more