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June 12

"Busy bag" ideas with three levels of difficulty

I'm creating a set of self-contained activity bags for a set of siblings, ages 2, 4, and 6. I'm looking for ideas of activities I can create with three different levels of difficulty, to keep each of the kids engaged for a short time at their own level. Some examples inside. [more inside]
posted by SeedStitch at 9:00 AM - 6 answers

June 10

Education funds across countries

My husband and I would love to start education funds for our niece and nephews. We are in the US, his family is in Canada (Quebec specifically). We're happy to set aside the money in a regular ol' account here, but maybe there's a better way? I don't believe the parents have this figured out on their end yet, but if there's a way for us to contribute to something they'd need to open, we're totally happy with that too. Anyone familiar with what our options may be? [more inside]
posted by It Was Capitalism All Along at 9:15 AM - 8 answers

June 8

How to Re-Learn Reading Music?

So I took the plunge and started piano lessons which I'm really enjoying! But now I want to amp up my music reading / music theory skills. I was able to read music 25 years ago so surely I can do it again. I'm looking for resources to help me do this while my piano teacher is on summer break. I'm a visual learner so books are ideal but I'm open to online tutorials. Looking for free resources or things I can get at the library.
posted by tafetta, darling! at 11:46 AM - 8 answers

May 30

Bible stories for cultural literacy

I am looking for a kid’s book of bible stories that would be the equivalent to a book of classic Greek mythology. Do you have any recommendations for something to help support cultural literacy in this regard? Would also be interested in the same for other major religions.
posted by chuke at 5:02 AM - 4 answers

May 25

Seeking informative but riveting programs to watch during exercise

Due to a running-related injury, I recently switched to riding a stationary bike. I've been watching shows like "The Walking Dead" while I ride, but I want to switch to something that will be informative and intellectually stimulating while also being suspenseful. Or, if not exactly suspenseful, then at least interesting enough to shift my focus away from the unpleasantness of exercising. [more inside]
posted by alex1965 at 9:17 AM - 12 answers

May 24

Tricks and tools for time-blind ADHD teacher

I am a pre-service teacher on my professional placement. I am teaching students age 6-8 y.o., so imagine students who need very explicit guidance on daily routines and managing their time and resources. I am a highly motivated and thoughtful teacher. I also have ADHD. I need tricks, tools, routines, strategies and apps to improve the way I manage my time - and theirs. [more inside]
posted by bealtrimdernbluik at 9:05 PM - 8 answers

May 18

What should we spy with our magnified eye?

At a small library, we are setting up a little table with a magnifying glass or two and cool stuff for kids to look at. What should this cool stuff be? We have a science kit with 'bugs' in clear cubes. We will get some shells too. What else should we get? Best answers will be free, toddler safe, and interesting for all ages. thanks.
posted by calgirl at 3:26 PM - 19 answers

May 17

Looking for a game to teach about inflation to 10th graders

I'm teaching a unit on inflation to my high school students, and I'd like to find (ideally) or make (less ideal) a game based on teaching the basics of inflation. [more inside]
posted by Ghidorah at 4:54 PM - 6 answers

May 15

Current Literature on Charter Schools

What are folks' takes on recent (maybe last 3-4 years) studies, essays, and other interventions about the marginal efficacy of charter schools vs traditional public schools, and about the long-term benefits and risks of school districts encouraging charter schools while maintaining traditional public schools? [more inside]
posted by Scarf Joint at 10:27 AM - 9 answers

May 11

Help Me Randomly Divide A Group

I am leading an in-person group where we will discuss a band. I want to get the group excited about the discussion by having them vote on their favorite band member using a poll. How can I then use the poll to evenly divide the group into subgroups, not based on their answer, but randomly? [more inside]
posted by cursed at 12:47 PM - 7 answers

May 7

Time management and studying tools for college part two!

Hello, I am going back to school for a second bachelor's online. I'm looking for your best tools for time management and studying. [more inside]
posted by karasu at 4:54 AM - 11 answers

April 29

Bilingual baby from a distance?

I have a spouse who speaks Spanish natively, and I can speak Spanish at an advanced-ish conversational level. We have a new nibling on another continent, who we will see maybe a few weeks every year. We have Skype. Nibling's parents would be thrilled if nibling could grow up even a little bilingual, or even just with a head start on learning the language. Is there any scenario in which we can contribute to nibling's language learning, or is this just misión imposible?
posted by nanny's striped stocking at 12:13 PM - 7 answers

April 28

Library career prospects with lots of experience but no degree

Librarians of Mefi, your attention please: what would you think of a resume that has ~10 years of public library reference desk experience, but no MLS? [more inside]
posted by The demon that lives in the air at 1:37 PM - 6 answers

April 24

What factors go into admission for a visiting year?

You are in admissions, or know people in admissions at a graduate or especially law school. What factors, including internal, have caused you or others to admit or deny an applicant for a visiting/transient year? [more inside]
posted by corb at 1:31 PM - 1 answers

April 12

Stories from the Cold War

Having attended high school in the early eighties in the United States, I am now curious: what were Americans told about the Soviet empire during the height of the cold war that we all assumed was true but was, in fact, intentional propaganda?
posted by mecran01 at 6:06 AM - 31 answers

April 3

Can someone tell me how to do a college campus tour?

Immigrant parent problems: I haven't the first clue how or what to expect or what to do, whom to contact, what to look for, etc. but I need to start taking my teenager to see some colleges. [more inside]
posted by MiraK at 5:49 PM - 44 answers

March 26

Help me enrich a US Middle School library's Spanish-language collection

One of my friends is a middle school principal in a very conservative district. I have been sending him lots of progressive and LGBTQ+ Young Adult books and graphic novels for the school library, and he is thrilled to report that those titles are almost constantly checked out! I'm looking for more. [more inside]
posted by xedrik at 12:21 PM - 8 answers

March 24

Gamified SAT Words

Tween Proust loves to practice her Spanish with Duolingo. The app's gamification strategies work very well for her, getting her to play for 10-20 minutes per day. Is there a similar app she could use for expanding her English vocabulary? [more inside]
posted by Winnie the Proust at 10:28 AM - 3 answers

March 23

Suggest a good gap year for a STEM kid?

As question says: can you think of a smart, imaginative idea for a new high school grad who’s interested in pharma research? She has excellent academic credentials but (imo) did not get good advice from her guidance counselor as to where to apply, and did not get max relevance/use from previous summers.
posted by mmiddle at 3:29 PM - 18 answers

March 22

Digital piano for beginners

I'm looking for a digital piano for beginners. I'm not looking for the highest quality piano possible - more of a starter instrument for a kindergartener to use for a few years to determine whether or not they have a long term interest, at which point I'm ok with spending thousands. [more inside]
posted by cacao at 7:16 AM - 12 answers

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