Fairy tales, climate change, and a spook-tacular invitation for youth

Fairy tales, climate change, and a spook-tacular invitation for youth
Every fall, I loved to teach folktales and fairy tales, setting the stage for the most imaginative holiday, Halloween. One of my favorite stories was The Emperor’s New Clothes. Remember that story? — The Emperor was a dull, boorish, clotheshorse who fell under the spell of thieves and “bought” or really imagined he bought, beautiful... Read more »

Playful classroom activities foster joyful learning experiences, according to educators and pediatricians

Hello again ChicagoNow readers!  I have chosen to fold the blog Gifted Matters into this new blog, Academic Ink-lings!  Once again, the focus will be on education, with the belief that learning is a joyful enterprise and that every student deserves to be challenged.  I hope you will read on and comment!! A bit of... Read more »