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STEM is often thought of as quite dull. When asked about STEM, many people picture smart old white men, who wear white coats and work alone in sterile labs. These men explain things using long, complicated words and math symbols… Read More
Emerging best practices in out-of-school-time (OST) are well aligned with the goals of social and emotional learning (SEL), but few SEL programs are designed for OST environments.
When I share about my experience growing up in New York (or New "Yawk" as I've been known to say) and attending public school, I'm always struck by how rich and layered my education was and how much afterschool hours… Read More
Have you ever danced to learn a new letter of the alphabet? Research shows that employing multiple senses may have significant benefits for learning new skills. Multisensory learning involves two or more senses within the same activity. At Square Panda,… Read More
Today, girls in the United States are far less likely than boys to achieve the recommended amounts of physical activity—by age 14, girls are dropping out of sports at two times the rate of boys. Research shows, however, that girls… Read More