50 fun things for professors to do on the first day of class…

1.Wear a hood with one eye hole. Periodically make strange gurgling noises. 2.After confirming everyone’s names on the roll, thank the class for attending “Advanced Astrodynamics 690” and mention that yesterday was the last day to drop. 3.After turning on the overhead projector, clutch your chest and scream “MY PACEMAKER!” 4.wear a pointed Kaiser helmetContinue reading “50 fun things for professors to do on the first day of class…”

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane – Lisa See- Book Review

As A-ma said, every story, every dream, every waking minute of our lives is filled with one fateful coincidence after another. People and animals and leaves and fire and rain—we whirl around each other like handfuls of dried rice kernels being tossed into the sky. A single kernel cannot change its direction. It cannot chooseContinue reading “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane – Lisa See- Book Review”

Laugh and Learn – 95 Ways to Use Humor for More Effective Teaching and Training

Humor can be a valuable resource in the learning environment. It isn’t just about puns and one-liners, and even if you’re not a “funny” person, it’s easy to bring creactivity, entertainment, emotion, and yes, even some laughs to almost any educational setting. Here’s a book that will help trainers loosen up and create memorable programsContinue reading “Laugh and Learn – 95 Ways to Use Humor for More Effective Teaching and Training”

Te duci copilarie (Poetry in Romanian)

Mi-e grea maturitatea, mi-e greu să fiu docil Aș da orice pe lume să redevin copil Zburdam prin curtea plină cu rațe și găini Trăiau pe-atunci părinții și rude și vecini Mi le-ai luat pe toate și-o lacrimă îmi storci Te duci, copilărie, și nu te mai întorci Nu mai există basme, nici eu nuContinue reading “Te duci copilarie (Poetry in Romanian)”

Homeschooling – Structure the School year

Homeschooling hours How many, how often and when? These are some oft-repeated questions when it comes to homeschooling hours. Flexibility is of course one of the key underlying principles behind homeschooling. This flexibility applies not only to the curriculum but also to the number of hours. It is only natural that parents, especially if theyContinue reading “Homeschooling – Structure the School year”

Homeschooling and the family

According to the National Center For Education Statistics, almost 1.1 million children underwent homeschooling in 2005 alone. That’s a lot of children. Once upon a time, homeschooling used to be a radical statement – something like a declaration of independence. It was the conservative Christians who advocated homeschooling in the ’80s and legalized it inContinue reading “Homeschooling and the family”

Record keeping in Homeschooling

A topic that frequently comes up in meetings and forums that deal with homeschooling is record keeping. The importance of record keeping cannot be ignored. It is not only legally required in various States, but also provides important milestones in your child’s learning experience. An interest-initiated homeschooling approach means that the topic of studies isContinue reading “Record keeping in Homeschooling”