Wednesday: Learning

Grandparents Teach, too: Helping children look for firsts and lasts

Spring is a time of first and lasts. Since young children are natural scientist and detectives, searching for change during this time of year is a great game to play. They sharpen their observation, writing, and drawing skills. Searching and record keeping can take many forms. Looking for ...

The Hendricks legacy

MARQUETTE — The late Jim Hendricks, Sr., leaves behind more than memories of a strong handshake. He has a legacy that includes helping to create a field-based education program at Northern Michigan University, where he was an associate dean. Hendricks, who also was a professor of education ...

Apple unveils pencil support for $329 iPad at school event

CHICAGO — Apple is adding the ability to use a digital pencil to draw and write on its cheapest iPad model in an attempt to make the tablet more compelling for creating, teaching and learning. Apple's pencil previously worked only on its more expensive iPad Pro line. The company unveiled ...

Grandparents Teach, Too

Little pocket pies take just minutes to make and are easy for young children help prepare and eat once cooled. They store well in the refrigerator or freezer and can be reheated in a toaster oven by older children. They are a fun activity for children's parties. Pocket Desserts To make small ...

‘Teachers of Promise’

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University education students Jennie Baker of Munising and Amy Burley of Marquette were among the “Teachers of Promise” who attended the Governor’s Education and Talent Summit March 12-13 in Novi. The Network of Michigan Educators invited universities to ...

Wisconsin students take gun protest on road to Ryan district

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Some Wisconsin students are taking the momentum of weekend demonstrations against gun violence on the road — straight to House Speaker Paul Ryan's district. About 40 students launched a “50 Miles More” march from Madison on Sunday. They planned to make it to ...

Grandparents Teach, too: Children learn culture through cooking

Families can celebrate simple recipes from around the world and learn a little about geography, history and culture. Whether ancestors called it mousse, junket, blancmange, creme, pannukakku or Tiramisu, custards are fun to make with kids. Although all are slightly different, this custard ...

Art for change: Food for those in need

Funds raised by Empty Bowls will be split between three local organizations that each have distinctive approaches to fighting local hunger: JJ Packs, Room at the Inn and a student group at Northern Michigan University, Food Recovery Network. ≤ JJ Packs, an organization started by parents ...

Best buddies

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Best Buddies organization has been invited to transition from an associate chapter to an official chapter in the Best Buddies International program. Best Buddies colleges match students in one-to-one friendships with individuals with disabilities ...

Grandparents Teach, Too/Planning visit times helps everyone

Professional certified day care centers use research and best practices information to schedule children’s days. Families and extended families like grandparents can use this information for success, too. Children have a basic body clock, needs and rhythm at all ages. They need to be ...

Student walkout over guns poses balancing act for schools

RICHMOND, Va. — As schools around the country brace for student walkouts following the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, principals and superintendents are scrambling to perform a delicate balancing act: How to let thousands of students exercise their First Amendment rights while not ...

Different schools, different needs

MARQUETTE — A comprehensive statewide study that looks into school funding in Michigan has determined the need for reform in this arena. Conducted by the School Finance Research Collaborative, or SFRC, a bipartisan group of education experts and business leaders from around the state, the ...

Should schools be required to tell parents about bullying?

ALBANY, N.Y. — Richard and Christine Taras knew their soft-spoken son had been picked on by a school bus bully. But they were unaware of the more extensive torment Jacobe endured in school hallways until the day the 12-year-old middle schooler killed himself with his father’s ...

Fun and learning with winter science

Snow provides many opportunities for families to have fun and learning time outside. Here are a few activities that follow STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math: Examine Snow Put a black piece of paper in the freezer overnight. Bundle up and take children outside. They can catch ...

Back to nationals

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior High School We the People team has been invited to participate in the 31st annual We the People national finals on April 27-30 at the National Conference Center outside Washington, D.C. The team was selected based on its performance at the We the People ...

Grandparents Teach, Too/Having some fun with snow science

Winter may be going, going, gone today, but who knows what the next day will bring? Here are some fun snow and ice STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — family activities while the kids are still interested in winter. Polar Bears How do polar bears and penguins keep warm in ...

Try helping children tackle cabin fever

This in-between-time may be the most difficult days of the year. One day we get a tease of sunshine. The next few days may be cold and snowy. Children and care givers can feel they absolutely must get outside and run around even for a short time. Corey Holcomb has these suggestions for short ...

Having a Finn time with language

NEGAUNEE — They’re learning about their double a’s and double k’s. And lumi, sukset and kaakao — which are, if you don’t know Finnish, “snow,” “to ski” and “hot chocolate,” respectively. How appropriate is it for an area with a heavy population of people with ...

UM will no longer start classes 10 minutes late on ‘Michigan Time’

ANN ARBOR (mlive) — A time-honored tradition for students and faculty on the University of Michigan campus is coming to an end in May. “Michigan Time,” the unspoken practice of starting classes, meetings and events 10 minutes after the designated start time to allow for travel time ...