Back to the school year: teachers at the ready!

Seems familiar? We hope not. Credit: Clay Bennett/ Chattanooga Times Free Press

Greetings, teachers! August is here, which means it’s time for going back to school, panicking and mourning the end of summer. (Okay, maybe just miss it a little.) School is under a month away and it pays to know where to find ways to make the end of summer a little less stressful.  (You’re here. […]

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Higher Order Thinking Skills: the way to go! – by Teoh Poh Yew


Parents and teachers today across a variety of educational settings are talking about helping their kids develop Higher Order Thinking Skills. Here’s a closer look at what these skills are all about. The concept of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) was established by Dr. Benjamin Bloom and his team in 1956 pertaining to the learning […]

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Why Being Good At Math Matters Big-Time In Real Life


For many students studying math, the question, “Why should I learn this?” and “What is math good for?” often pops up. If you’re a teacher or parent reading this—it’s absolutely essential to know the right answers to this, beyond the usual: “Ace math and you ace life!” or, “Score 80+ on your next test and […]

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What Is Your Child’s Personality Type? Find Out Here!


Everyone receives and processes information differently and there have been extensive studies done over the years to try and identify the various ways people learn. These are often based on their personalities and other factors. Understanding someone’s personality type can give an insight into their preferred learning style. Using the MBTI personalities as a guideline, […]

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Education Technology Must-Haves for Geeky Teachers & Mamas


Hands up if you’re a digital savvy parent or teacher who never steps out of your house without your trusty iPad or Kindle! Fess up, there’s a big geeky kid in most of us—and nothing like the creative distraction of Instagram photo filters, Pinterest boards, word games, and once upon a time B.P. (Before Pokemon)—Sugar […]

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