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 […]

Kiara Molina – Poised, Precocious, and Purposed 9th Grader! The Power of Educational Excellence!

Kiara is just one powerful example of success from Geoffrey Canada’s education reform initiative in Harlem, NYC. She’s also a wonderful reflection of the level of achievement and return on investment that  parents (& grandparents) who’re committed to motivate their children to fulfill their potential can receive.  Who knows…this might just be a warm up […]

Alarming Statistic – Two in Four Adults (Worldwide) Lacking High School Education

Startling statistic: “Today, nearly 2 in 4 adults worldwide haven’t achieved the equivalent of a High School education. Innovation to expect in Education over the next 5 years as projected by IBM CTO Dr. Katharine Frase to help change this paradigm – “In five years, the classroom will learn about each individual student and provide […]

Academic Competition or Discrimination?

We have to admit that this particular situation caused a lot of discussion among the SKA team. It raised some thought provoking questions and responses as to whether undeniably positive results are worth the potentially negative emotional and psychological impact on those students who don’t (or in some cases can’t) rise to the challenge to […]

Chemistry is Cool!!

The science behind chemical reactions is pretty amazing and this one raises the ‘Wow’ factor to a whole new level.  The fields of study and career opportunities for students with an interest in Chemistry are practically endless.  A subscription to brusspup‘s  YouTube channel is HIGHLY recommended!

Calvin and Hobbes *(Almost) Share The Meaning of Life…

…or as it should be. This AMAZING homage to the spirit of the greatest comic strip eva’ (Calvin & Hobbes and their phenomenal creator Bill Watterson) by cartoonist Gavin Aung Than is a must read for students, parents, and educators alike. Take a long trip through your imagination as you step into a world of…truth.

DRIVE

In light of this young man’s life journey this word has many meanings. To move forward, to pursue a goal with fierce and unwavering determination to accomplish it regardless of the obstacles to be faced and overcome, to use a resource to get from one place to another. All of these things and more has […]

A Teaching Evolution Inspires A Science Revolution

Wu-tang in the house! Yeah, we’re down like that…we’ve got flow.(smile) Real talk….despite the MANY, MANY problems with both rap and hip hop in their current styles and use, the core of the genre remains as being part artistic expression and social commentary. Sort of like being an amalgam, which is in and of itself, […]

MINDDRIVE – Students Build A Car Powered by Tweets – Let’s Gas Em Up!

Our Minds are Officially Blown! More details on exactly how the social fuel works are described in the following HuffPost clip. Very cool. We’ve tweeted them up…what about you guys?