Dr Blank: How do people learn best?

In answering this question, it’s important to consider a distinction that has been recognized for eons. Plato, for example, discussed it in his writings. It is the distinction between self-directed learning and imposed learning. Despite its long history and the critical role it plays in learning, it is often ignored. Self-directed learning, by definition, is…

Want to add some voom to your vocabulary? Here are 3 words we’d never heard of.

Belgard (bel-GAHRD): n. from Italian bel guardo (lovely look): a kind or loving look. It’s not unusual for a person to give a belgard when they plan to Bogart you. Then again, there are some genuinely kind and loving people in this world and it shines through their eyes. Honestly, I hadn’t heard of this word before but I…

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It’s the First Day of School…Forever!

R. L. Stine author of “It’s the First Day of School…Forever!” brings to life a magical story stepping into a nightmare, which get’s stranger and scarier with each page. Melissa Y., Sweet on Books reviewer, tells us more: What You Need to Know: Future horror film fans will love the adrenaline rush they get from this…

Can you believe this story was written by a 9 year old?

Each year thousands of children submit short stories to the BBC 500 words competition. The Gold Winners submission by Roxanna Toyne, aged 9   2013 GOLD WINNER – 9 Years Old & Under   The Starlings of West Pier The further I trudged down the deserted beach away from my parents, the unhappier I felt….