5 Inspiring Books to Read for a More Creative Summer
Summer is the perfect time to get lost in a good book. Why not choose a book that will help you see the world in a new way and revitalize your creative spirit? Whether you're packing a book in your beach bag or toting an e-reader in your carry-on, these 5 good summer books are guaranteed to pack inspiration and creativity into the dog days of summer!
1. On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes
Sometimes the best way to awaken your creative side is by looking at familiar things in a diffe
How Important are Public Speaking Skills for Kids?
Curious about the benefits of signing your child up for public speaking lessons? Learn all about them in this guest post by Perth Amboy, NJ teacher Jeff S...
As the fun times of summer segue into the stark reality of a new school year, the academic season brings with it a new set of challenges, responsibilities, and skills for every student to respond to. Compelling, confident public speaking is a crucial skill that is often overlooked and under-developed in a child's formative
7 Online Resources to Take Your Homework Up a Notch
Looking for some web-based tools to really amp up your presentations, essays, and studying? Check out these seven online resources for students in this guest post by former English teacher Robert Morris...
Who doesnt like learning? The process of discovering new worlds and concepts you didnt know existed is always exciting. Although your teachers can make the classes boring, that doesnt mean that learning cannot be fun. Whenever you need help with certain lectures, you can rely o
Why Is College Writing So Much Harder Than High School?
Struggling with your college assignments? Learn the truth about college writing skills, and the changes you'll need to make to succeed, in this article by NJ teacher Matthew H...
In another post, I had discussed the relationship between academic and creative writing. Bottom line: no difference. Good writing is good writing. So why is it that most university level expository writing (and similarly titled courses) demand so much more than even AP level high school English classes?
Are Genetics the Key to Language Learning?
Genetics can determine your physical appearance, your health outlook, and even some of your personality traits.
And now, new research is confirming that your ability to learn a second language may also be predetermined.
The newest study, from the University of Washington, followed Chinese international students taking a 3-week English immersion course. The researchers took brain scans throughout the course, and saw some interesting changes:
The brain scans suggest that within a day of