College 101: Summer Activities for the High School Student

By Kristin Thomas, College Consultant & Guest Contributor...more

Fake Pregnancy, Real Difference

When I was a senior in high school, my main concerns were getting into college for something music related, managing my crazy curly hair and spending time with my Varsity basketball star boyfriend. I had a senior project; it was music related. I certainly wasn’t concerned with what society thought about teen pregnancy. In fact, I was one of those who judged girls in my class who got pregnant. (It’s okay. Karma got me by the end of college.) So when I heard that Gaby Rodriguez faked a pregnancy as a social experiment for her senior project, I was amazed....more
This is so cool.  I think what she did was awesome and gutsy.more

Education = Career?

Recently, I read a tweet from a friend quoting from somebody (I can't remember), saying: "Without education, you get a job; with education, you get a career."That kind of gnawed in my mind for a long time. What is a career, really? What can you get from it other than a lot of money? Do I really need a lot of money? Do I really need the need to make money by forsaking myself? My health? My being? What's so different between a job and a career - in both whereof you spend more than 200 hrs of a week outside the house, in a workplace, doing a task that will earn you money? ...more

Preterm birth raises ADHD risk

A new study out of Sweden found a link between how early babies are born and their risk of ADHD (or more specifically, being prescribed medications for it later in life).The researchers studied the data of more than 1 million kids between 6 and 19 and found that 7,506 of them had been prescribed an RX for ADHD....more

Getting Schooled   by Lianne Castelino,   The whole topic of education fascinates me.  Or perhaps I've become mesmerized by it by default - because of all the research I've done over the years. When I was young, you generally went to the school around the corner from you.  Most people walked to school, it seemed.  That's a far cry from what's going on out there these days. ...more

A Teacher’s Philosophy


I am a retired educator that just can't stop reading about what I love to do. I have always ...more

OMG! I Can Spell! RU Sure?

I believe teaching is a natural parental (and grand-parental) instinct;  I can’t imagine ceding any part of that instinct to a machine.  And neither can I imagine our school system ceding its human face to a screen and keyboard. That said…...more

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