Must-watch video

Sometimes it’s good to be reminded just how large the universe is when compared to all of the stuff happening around us.  It’s also good to realize that we’re a part of something amazing and have opportunities make a positive impact on it every day. With appreciation to Khan Academy for this fantastic drop! Advertisements

A Walk in My Shoes: Military LIfe

A Walk in My Shoes: Military Life. Seven perspectives on life in the military are told through the lives of our current and former students. Each has grown up or worked within the military and share powerful experiences to help teachers understand what it is like to live and work in the military

A Walk in My Shoes: First Generation College Students

About: Made by the College of Education at Kansas State university, the documentary followed first- generation college students and graduates who work in and study education. These stories are but few f the thousands of young people all across America who are the first in their family to attend college. 

The Heart of A Champion – Meet Patrick

It’s been a little while since we’ve posted anything because this launching of a website/platform/education resource thing has been just a wee bit demanding.  But because our passion is to bring positive change and impact for students, parents and educators alike, it’s also a labor of love.  So when the candle wick gets close to […]

The Beauty of Discovery – Kayden and Her First Rain

The sheer joy of discovery that Kayden experiences by her first encounter with rain(!) is what we should all feel when we learn something new. Thanks for sharing Mom! Perhaps Kayden’s a meteorologist in the making? 🙂

The Wisdom of Julie Delmedico – Testing And The Impact on Student Creativity

Julie Delmedico states… “I think the best kind of education is one that teaches you to speak and think for yourself,” she says. “That’s much more valuable than passing your exams.” Let us know if you agree with her.

The (Literary) DNA of Heroes and Heroines

What makes up a hero(ine)? The following is a fantastic video crafted by the TED-Ed crew that helps answer the question. The beautiful truth I’ve learned is that this DNA is inside each one of us. And the wonderful thing is that we don’t need gamma ray radiation, a bite from a radioactive spider, or […]

The Power of Transformation: Taking Pop and Creating ART

Or if you prefer…Turning that which ROARs into something that beautifully SOARS!  As I caught wind of this today, it made me reflect on the extraordinary potential that exists within every single thing that’s been created to be transformed into something different (or greater) than the original expression or purpose.  As I listened to this […]

If You Can Hear Only One Thing…Hear This

This week the dreaded (by the unprepared students) EOC testing was in full swing.  As part of our commitment to support our educators and students, members of SKoolAide served as proctors for one of the local high schools that could benefit from our help.  Today was my day. (Oh Joy…Chemistry! 🙂 ) It’s always an […]

Necessity is the Beagle of Invention!

A simply amazing display of problem solving and fantastic example of creativity, innovation, and scientific analysis!  Paging Professor LUCY!  🙂