6 Steps to Finding The Twitter Chat That's Right For You

Last week I posted a list of every Twitter chat. But with hundreds available, how do you choose the ones that are right for you? Now, there are so many topics and so many people on The Twitter, you can probably find a chat on every topic. But not all chats are well moderated and not all chats will provide you value. Consider what you want to learn, what you can contribute and when you want to be locked down for an hour online....more

Radio show about improving your high school (or middle school) athlete's brain with brain training

There is a sports radio show called "Best Seat in the House." On the May 10th show they had a program about high school athletes improving their brains through brain training. One female diver's mom was on the show talking about how her daughter was having some trouble academically because she spent so much time/energy diving and couldn't take extra academic classes and work. She went through an intensive brain training program and not only did it help her academics, but also her athletics!...more

FREE 5-page booklet on fighting The Summer Slide

http://media.learningrx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/5-pagehandout-Sum... The site above is a link to a FREE 5-page PDF about fighting "The Summer Slide." I was just telling my husband that I can't believe how much my daughter learned in kindergarten (cursive writing, fluent reading, all state capitals, the Gettysburg Address!) ... and how hard we're going to have to work this summer to keep her brain sharp. Not like I have to sit her down and homeschool her 8 hours a day, but I do want to do things to keep her cognitive skills strong. ...more

6 Free iPhone Apps to Get Tiny Techies Learning Outdoors

My educational philosophy is that a genuine, physical connection generates the best learning opportunities. Children can use all of their sense to explore, ask questions, and perform experiments in the giant laboratory of the natural world. ...more

just downloaded Project Noah for Charlie.



Parents Are the Most Important Teachers!

Please check out my blog at http://raisingamazingdaughters.wordpress.com...more

Very true in so many ways!more

White House Report on Women in America

The White House recently put out the report, “Women in America.” It pulls together information from across the Federal statistical agencies, and is one of most comprehensive sources for information on women’s lives today in the United...more

Parents of Kids with Asthma - CONTEST

Through my job in public relations covering healthcare topics of various kinds, I often have an opportunity to share valuable information that will be helpful to my friends, family, and fellow bloggers who are parents, guardians, teachers, school administrators, etc. Therefore, I would like to tell you about an education program about asthma, specifically as it relates to children, just recently announced, that I have written about on my blog Mommy’s Point of View. ...more

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