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STEMtastic! The wonderful, weird, and wild world of science/technology/engineering/math

Jun 10, 2014

Celebrities in STEM: Some of the biggest stars of the past few decades have surprising backgrounds in science, math, and engineering! Check out the fascinating STEM credentials of these celebrities.

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Illustrations: An Integral Part of a Story

May 21, 2014

Weren’t we always told not to judge a book by its cover? Well, apparently that’s exactly what children do. At least I did. When I was growing up, illustrations played a vital role in my life and—who would’ve thought?—my career! Illustrations pushed many of us to become readers.

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Learning as Pushing Boundaries

Mar 6, 2014

I watched anxiously as a young boy and girl demonstrated how to make blueberry pancakes from scratch. My anxiety morphed into a mix of incredulity and terror as the boy stuck his hand into the blender’s glass jar to dislodge some bit of batter that was gumming up the works around the blade. I slunk down in my seat, cringed, and waited for the worst to happen.

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Put Us to the Test (February Edition)

Feb 28, 2014

Core Values: The Pushback on Accountability

A little boy was getting poor grades in school. One day he surprised the teacher and tapped her on the shoulder. “I don’t want to scare you, but my daddy says if I don’t get better grades, somebody is going to get a spanking.”

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