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Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms

Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms is a story of friendship and magic.  The book is reviewed by Melissa G. at Sweet on Books. What you need to know: • A ten year-old boy finds friendship and magic as he searches for his great-uncle’s lost legacy. • This book should appeal to both boys and girls. • Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms is the first installment in…

School Supply Lists Have Gotten Ridiculously Long and Expensive. Here’s Why.

By Ruth Graham for Slate.com If you’re not a parent, you may remember shopping for school supplies as an enjoyably quaint activity: a quick trip to the store to pick out a new Trapper Keeper, and some shiny folders, along with a few boxes of crayons, pencils, and a bright pink eraser. When I asked parents on Facebook to share…

Ask Dr. Blank: What are the top 5 ways teachers can encourage creativity in the classroom?

When the concept of teaching and fostering creativity was first raised by academics such as E. Paul Torrance, it aroused lots of criticism. Creativity was thought to be an immeasurable, natural ability. By contrast, Torrance called for explicit teaching of creativity saying it was skill-specific and required intentional instruction. His work was largely responsible for the development of gifted programs…

USC’s Blind Long Snapper Jake Olson Makes Successful Debut

This is anything but a regular PAT. Jake Olson, blind since age 12, just snapped for the first time in a live game. https://t.co/amyHcFoVue — Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) September 3, 2017 By Jeremy Woo for SI.com USC long snapper Jake Olson—who is blind—made his debut in the Trojans’ Week 1 win over Western Michigan, successfully snapping for USC’s final extra…

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