Gifts that Give Something Back

The holidays are a busy time of year, especially for parents and Learning Coaches who are heavily invested in their children’s education. Learning Liftoff is here to save you time and provide you with ideas...

Holiday Recipes You’ll Love

Think back to the most nostalgic of holidays in your past—the most memorable, the most enjoyable. Odds are they involved delicious food. You may remember the preparations, the mouthwatering aromas, the look...

9 Winter Holidays Around the World

We tend to think of winter as a time of rest, hibernation, and quiet. But a look at the calendar reveals many holidays around the world that prove the impression entirely wrong. The cold months are clearly a...

The Science of Snowflakes

You don’t have to be a scientist to get a thrill out of these. We all love snowflakes—more accurately called snow crystals. They are some of nature’s most beautiful designs. Often of astounding...

TED Ed: Why Feeling Sad Is OK

To be human is to feel sad, at least once in a while. And, as this superb, 5-minute TED Ed video lesson makes clear, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. This “brief history of melancholy” – for ages 12...

Full Moon Facts vs. Fiction

From Werewolves to the “lunar lunacy effect,” there are several stigmas associated with the full moon. It is difficult to trace how far back these associations go and Shakespeare’s Othello is even quoted...

5 Tips to Prevent Cyberbullying

From Facebook to Vine to Instagram, kids are using a wide range of technology—which leaves them vulnerable to cyberbullying. Cyberbullying involves unkind or untrue statements and pictures posted online...

6 Ways to Prevent Bullying Behavior

Parents don’t set out to raise a bully. Nonetheless, there's a proliferation of bullying behavior in society that's led to National Bullying Prevention month. As is the case with many problems, there are...

Tattoos: A TED Ed History Lesson

I don’t have a tattoo.  In fact, my wife and I actively discouraged our girls from getting tattoos.  In our generation, we associated them with groups like bikers and gang members and druggies. But once...

12 Education Blogs We Love

As parents, you're constantly scouring the web for the the freshest ideas, infographics, news, videos, and more around education. It's easy to become overwhelmed with all of the information available - and...

TED Education: All About Tsunamis!

Ever wonder what causes those huge, destructive waves called tsunamis? This animated video from TED Ed is less than four minutes, but in that time your mid-elementary student (or higher) will get a solid...