Virtual Learning for K-12 Students: Pros, Cons and Options to Consider

      Many parents turn to virtual schools when their child fails to learn in a traditional classroom setting. The youngster may have experienced bullying or had trouble focusing because of a large class size. Whatever the reason, online learning allows parents to customize an educational program to meet their childrens needs. Besides multiple learning options, this type of schooling also allows students to learn at their own pace.

    Types of Online Learning Environments

    Virtual schools are a growing alternative to a typical classroom education. Continue reading Virtual Learning for K-12 Students: Pros, Cons and Options to Consider

How Can Colleges Better Support Student Success & Better Outcomes?

    Parents and students are concerned their investments in higher education may not be worth the price tag. College presidents are feeling pressure, and the accreditation process is under scrutiny. Even the White House is pushing for more transparency on completion and post-graduation outcomes to aid consumers in decision-making.

    According to the Los Angeles Times , federal data shows tuition at four-year colleges more than doubled in the past 30 years, and officials say completion and default rates are correlative. Continue reading How Can Colleges Better Support Student Success & Better Outcomes?

5 Health Benefits of Art

5 Health Benefits of Art

The profound effects of art on the mind and body

We often wonder what purpose art serves. Why would anyone want to spend their hard-earned money at a museum or a concern? There must be some reason why we’ve evolved to appreciate art. Multiple studies have shown that actively being creative has a number of health benefits and overall improves people’s quality of life. In fact, evidence suggests that the strongest communities are ones that support their local artists. Continue reading 5 Health Benefits of Art

Free Inspiration

Free Inspiration

Supposing you could make whatever you wanted, what would it be? This is one of the most challenging topics for a starting young sculptor. You’re not quite sure yet of your own abilities, what is important, what gives you energy. What creation will provide enough curiosity to keep you going for years to come? In what way will that contribute to your own improvement in the area of shape and composition?

My predominant subject is Being Human. Continue reading Free Inspiration

Five Fun & Creative Activities for Young Children

Five Fun & Creative Activities for Young Children

    Make Your Child’s Life More Colorful

    Toys may entertain your child but leave little space for creative development. There is little opportunity for a child playing with an inanimate toy to experiement with their ideas. Try one of these creative activities to get your child interacting and creating!

    Experimenting With Paints

     

    Learn the Alphabet

    Your child may be too young to know how to hold a paintbrush, but it doesnt mean that they cant paint! Take a big canvas sheet of paper and write down the alphabet in capital letters. Continue reading Five Fun & Creative Activities for Young Children

Unleashing Creativity With Clay

The simplest form of model making or sculpting is with clay. Working with this flexible and malleable material is both interesting and enjoyable. It is quite easy to create even three dimensional figures with clay. So much so that, even small kids can easily use their creativity to knead, squash, roll and otherwise shape the material into any form they wish.

The versatility of the humble clay is such that it suits children, novice artists as well as seasoned sculptors. In fact, sculptors often create large figures with clay. Continue reading Unleashing Creativity With Clay

Introducing Literature into a Spanish Language Class: Advice for Teachers

    How, When and What Literature to Introduce

    If you agree with me that it is important to introduce students to Spanish-language literature, there are a few remaining questions regarding how to address that need. Here are a few questions or thoughts to keep in mind:

    1. Age-level appropriateness is important, as it is in their classes in their native language (I’m assuming that is English for most of my readers);

    2. Continue reading Introducing Literature into a Spanish Language Class: Advice for Teachers

It Pays to Get Locked Up! Escape Rooms: The Marketers’ New Playground

One might think that being locked up is a thing of nightmares, well now it’s the new cool. Sweeping en-vogue industry events such as the South By Southwest (SXSW) Conference, the Escape Room is the attraction getting everyone talking. And it’s not just the participants, because this newfangled love of immersive experience is opening a door to innovative marketing opportunities, too.

What exactly is an Escape Room? You may ask. Picture this – you are in a locked room. You have a few random clues and you have no idea how to get out. Continue reading It Pays to Get Locked Up! Escape Rooms: The Marketers’ New Playground