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Old Photos Tell the Story

When they came up with the term visual learner, they could have molded it from my son. He has to see it to believe it, know it, and understand it. All our learning has to be punctuated by something visual before we can go into the doing. Encyclopedias, the internet and old history books, all with their plethora of photos, illustrations, graphs etc, help

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Reconnect With Your Family

This month has been horribly hectic!  It feels as though I have not stopped to breathe much less connect with my family. Yesterday, as I drove home from the last errand, I caught sight of my son in the rearview mirror, looking a little lost, and a bot forlorn. I realized in the chaos of the day, week, month, I had neglected to make

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Memberships – Where Do You Belong?

My son is at an age (9 years old) when he is constantly seeking excitement. Home and the local park are too boring or predictable.  He will see  an ad for a new place in the area that looks interesting and want to go there – right now. As we all know, that is sometimes not possible. During the long summer months, especially, and

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Mentors – Who Will You Choose?

When I was about 12 years old, my parents enrolled me in an after school program.  Really, it was just a glorified babysitter.  While there, though, I met a woman who was a volunteer tutor in the program, but at the end of the year, only the word mentor could apply to her. An avid reader, she helped me learn to read in English

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Danger May Be Necessary for Development

When my son was about seven months old, he fell off of the bed. My initial reaction was to never lay him on the bed again. His father said,”no, we will teach him how to get down from the bed on his own so he will never fall off again.” And within days, our son knew how to get off the bed. This is

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Speed Art Appreciation

Where I live, the city art museum provides free entrance on Thursday afternoons. Most large museums across the United States offer similar incentive programs in an effort to make art available and appealing to everyone, regardless of income. To find the museum in your city, just search online for free entrance days to art museums in (your city). As an art school almost-graduate, art

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Reading ‘Round the World!

According to the World Almanac, there are 193 countries in the world.  In those 193 countries, there are at least 6900 languages spoken!  That number of languages is hard to even imagine.  The world record holder for most languages spoken is 58.  That’s only about .8% of the total languages. With that many different ways to say “Hello,” it’s easy to think that people

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Money Lessons for Students

FoolProof Teacher is a website with tools for educators and students that teaches students about money and personal finances. The founder of the website, Will deHoo, lectures schools on tips for students on how to become money savvy. The lectures have proved to be a success for students according to a story recently published in San Francisco Chronicle where it describes how Mr. deHoo

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Babies Online Footprint

A recent poll conducted in ten countries, show that by the time a baby is two months old, they already have an online footprint. This is due to parents posting their sonogram pictures, newborn pictures, etc online to share with their family and friends. Many people create websites for their unborn children to share their experience or to keep loved ones informed of the

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Togetherville – Social Media for Kids

Although students using the Internet are getting younger and younger, not all sites are age appropriate for this audience. While popular social media sites like Facebook require users to be at least 13 years old, there are some alternatives for those younger web surfers. Togetherville is a site that makes social media safe for kids to share information online. A great safety feature is

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