Back to School

It’s Back To School Time! The first hint that school is around the corner is the suddenly cool evenings in August. The second is the first orange leaves scattered among the trees. The third is the endless commercials for Back to School sales. I decided to...

How Science Geeks Cruise

Have you been on a cruise before? Could you tell whether your fellow passengers were Science Geeks? Probably not. Just finished my very first cruise. That was quite an experience. As I hobnobbed with other cruisers over the final breakfast before debarking, we shared...

5 Ways to Build Good Homework Habits

Yes, I stopped teaching last year to write full-time, but I find myself writing about school. Go figure. Anyway, here are 5 Ways to Build Good Homework Habits. Don’t think for a minute this is all I got for homework habits suggestions, but I said I was going to give...

Happy New Year! Setting Goals for School

It’s time to make New Year’s Resolutions again! Forget January 1st. This is the real deal—The Beginning Of School. The Fresh Start The Do Over The New Year If you are a student, or a student’s parent, or a parent/student, you are an automatic member of the This Year...

Unsolicited Advice for Freshmen

Don’t you just love freshmen? They’re one of my favorite groups of students- a marvelous blend of big kid psyche and little kid sass, of sophistication and naiveté, of brilliance and idiocy. I taught them science for years, watching their morphosis from September...