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The String Maze for Critical Thinking

There is something elegant about string mazes. Boys in 4th-6th grade really love the challenge. This summer we used a string maze as a daily challenge for our Super Hero Summer Camp. Now many staff do not like string mazes. … Continue reading

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Going Deep in After School

By KellyAnn Bonnell, MA When was the first time you “went deep” on a subject? I was about ten years old. I had just learned that April 15, my mother’s birthday, was the date the Titanic sunk. For some reason … Continue reading

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New Training Topics

by KellyAnn Bonnell, MA   We are pleased to announce new training topics for the 2016-17 Academic Year tailored specifically to foster healthy positive youth development. Start the year out with the skills and tools necessary to building lasting relationships … Continue reading

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by Erin Deer I am seven years old and I am standing in the shade of our playground out in the school yard, holding a fat, rainbow colored pen. You know, those chunky plastic pens that were really popular in … Continue reading

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TSO: Responding to Reviews

This weekend the Pop Goes the Classroom Team was out in force at Leprecon-the annual science fiction/fantasy convention. We got to see some of our favorite people. One panel KellyAnn sat in on was for creators on responding to reviews. … Continue reading

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Get to Know Your Universe with :01(First Second)

by KellyAnn Bonnell Our friends at First Second publishing sent over a couple new books for us to look over and I have to say they are pretty cool. I’d like to introduce you to to Science Comics.    These … Continue reading

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Shield Theory

One of our colleagues shared this post with us and we felt, with all the conversations we’ve been having lately about trauma informed practice, it was an excellent tool to add to your toolboxes. Thanks Jim for such a great … Continue reading

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NYT Magazine: The Minecraft Generation

Our friend Dave Bolman over at the University of Advancing Technology turned us on to this great piece in the New York Times Magazine. Thanks Dave! THE MINECRAFTGENERATION How a clunky Swedish computer game is teachingmillions of children to master … Continue reading

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Minecraft Used to Teach Molecular Chemistry

This is a great piece that takes Minecraft beyond coding into other content areas. Check it out here.

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