Feed Your Brain…Or Be Like These Students…Zombies(?!)

Guys…in literature…the following is what can be described as a cautionary tale. IOW, Don’t be like these college students….PLEASE! Real Talk guys…knowing basic history and the current leadership of your country is just a little more important than knowing just about anything about Snooki and her crew…knawmean? A mind…not to mention TUITION…is a terrible thing […]

8 Mistakes Parents Make When They Help Kids Apply To College

The 2015 college application season has officially opened. But in our desire to help our kids navigate this land-mine-fraught road, we might actually be doing some things that harm them. Lynn O’Shaughnessy, a nationally recognized college expert, author of “The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price, […]

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 […]

Does Your High School Experience Look Like This?

We thought this was an interesting POV from High School student Michaela Klembara regarding her perception of what her roadmap through high school looked like. When I was a freshman someone told me: Freshman year everyone is fake. You are just trying to fit in and be everyone’s friend. You have this need to please […]

The Teenager Who May Out-Shine Einstein

Jacob Barnett is a perfect example of the extraordinary potential that lies within each young person.  Especially when a child’s unique abilities and talents are guided and encouraged to overcome challenges and perceived limitations. From a recent article on him we learn that… “When Jacob Barnett was 2 years old, he was diagnosed with moderate […]

Dear Mother…

Happy Mother’s Day…   Wow.

And Now…Something That Will Be a Little Controversial…But Important to Hear

Bringing attention and focus on “the good, the bad, and the desperately needs to be fixed”, is a commitment that we at SKoolAide are very intentional to perform. Sometimes that means bringing to light uncomfortable issues that will hopefully lead to responsible discussion and solution finding.  It is our hope that we’ve made it very […]

“Innnnn West Philadelphia, Born To Race…” (With Apologies to the Fresh Prince)

Now THIS truly is Fresh!  Check out what these students are doing…Maybe Big Will can make a blockbuster about how these guys are in ‘pursuit of their happyness’.  Yeah? Students went toe-to-toe with major corporations and created a hybrid car that gets more than 65 miles per gallon.

Calling All Geek Girls!

Drawing by Laura Reyome The Geek Girls of HuffPost (gotta luv that Ariana!) have just dropped notice of a fantastic opportunity! Here’s the offer from Rebecca Searles and Brittany Binowski… Dear Geek Girls, We were there once — making a decision about what career path to choose can be a source of great anxiety, especially […]

Chicago Teacher’s Strike – Coming To A City Near You?

First off, we want to emphatically state that SKoolAide is NOT political…EXCEPT when it comes to the subject as to how public policy impacts and/or disrupts the educational pathways. And even then, we want to make sure that we are representing the views, expressions, and voices of students, parents, and educators in a balanced way. […]