Posts Tagged ‘education’

Nanoscience Opening the Minds of Tomorrow

We’ve all been told that good things come in small packages. Read about how small things are being used to spur students on to new levels of knowledge and wonder in this article by Sarah d. Sparks: As schools look for ways to implement the Next Generation Science Standards, some scientists and educators argue that schools should start small—really, really…

Mom deems Reading Kingdom “pretty close to perfect”

Meg is a mom who signed her early reader up for a subscription to Reading Kingdom and was nothing less than shocked at the results.  Here’s what she thinks of our reading program: I’m not certain that Reading Kingdom is “perfect,” but I think it’s pretty close. Programs that are very phonics based don’t work for us – Jude can’t…

Should We Require Computer Science Classes?

Our world relies more and more on technology, which leads us to an important conversation, of whether or not computer science classes should be required in school. Read more from Huffington Post: Computer science: Most of us don’t even know what it is. It seems distant and even a bit confronting. What does it mean? How is it used? Indeed,…

Preschooler Reads Independently in Only a Few Weeks with Reading Kingdom

Amanda is a mom who signed her son up for Reading Kingdom and quickly saw the opportunities for literacy success our program provides.  Here’s what she thinks: I love Reading Kingdom because the first thing the student does is take an online evaluation. RK can be used for Preschool through third-grade reading levels, so children with better reading skills may…

Ask Reading Kingdom: What are the advantages and disadvantages of putting your child in preschool?

Emily (Parent) asks: What are the dis/advantages of putting your child in preschool? Dr. Marion Blank answers: When to start schooling is a highly charged topic. Currently the dominating belief seems to be “the more, the better” and “the earlier, the better.” This has led one mom blogger to write: “… the most shocking realization that I gained from ……

Ask Reading Kingdom: what are the greatest inefficiencies in the delivery of public education?

Bruce (Educator) asks: In your opinion, what are the greatest inefficiencies in the delivery of public education? Dr. Marion Blank (Founder of Reading Kingdom) answers: Throughout my life I have been fascinated by the teaching process and its power to change people. As part of this process, I have been particularly intrigued by television. Although it has sharply deviated from…