Wednesday: Learning

Steelcase Education taking grant applications

GRAND RAPIDS — Steelcase Education is seeking innovative educators and educational institutions looking to implement and expand active learning initiatives to apply for its fifth annual Active Learning Center Grant. The company will award up to 16 grants to select 6-12 schools, colleges or ...

Local attorney, detective pen law-related books

MARQUETTE — Two newly published books use actual local cases to educate the public and law enforcement about how the legal system works. “Money Talks” and “Don’t Talk, You’ll Walk” were written by Thomas Casselman, of Casselman & Henderson PC, and his wife Rhonda, a private ...

Community Engagement

RUTLAND, Vt. — Two programs at Rutland High School are helping students find their future careers by giving them a chance to participate in actual work experiences throughout the Rutland area. Meaghan Marsh, the School-to-Work coordinator, said she and Sarah Hagge, an English teacher at the ...

Teaching children to become handy helpers

“Woodworking gives me something useful to do when I’m feeling puny and it takes my mind off my troubles.” — Gary McCarthy Kids and adults feel “puny” sometimes and a little woodworking can help them feel strong again and regain a great attitude when they work together. Anthony ...

Better behavior

MARQUETTE — Students who present behavioral difficulties in western Marquette County schools will get more access to applied behavior analysis, or ABA, services through a new collaboration with the Behavioral Education Assessment and Research Center at Northern Michigan University. NMU ...

Looking ahead

MARQUETTE — Security, increasing energy efficiency and fostering a healthy classroom environment are part of the 2018-2021 strategic plan for Marquette Area Public Schools. Superintendent Bill Saunders said the MAPS Board of Education recently passed the plan, with goals discussed in a ...

Kids will have quiet fun with puzzles

Children of all ages need lots of exercise and fun outdoor play but there are times when quieter indoor play is on the schedule. Reading with your children is always a very enjoyable and important activity. Another source of quiet fun is puzzles. Available in all shapes and sizes, they instill ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club 6:30 p.m. Game Night ISHPEMING noon CAAM Congregate Meals-485-5527 for reservation 1:30 ...

Taking cyber challenge

ISHPEMING — Emphasis is being placed on getting more girls involved in the STEM-related fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. So, why shouldn’t cybersecurity — which definitely is tied to technology — be another field open to females? Aili Harmon, a junior at ...

Personal keepsakes written for kids

“Mom, did you know that after World War II, Great Grandpa saw starving little kids searching in garbage cans for food in Germany and he always shared his rations with them? Their faces bothered him for the rest of his life.” “Yes, dear, he had a hard time talking about his ...

MSU deputy AD Greg Ianni announces retirement

EAST LANSING — Michigan State University is losing a longtime member of its athletic department. Greg Ianni, Michigan State deputy athletic director who has been on staff since 1993, on Tuesday announced his retirement, effective Jan. 31, 2019. He will remain an advisor to first-year ...

Children learning to love mathematics

There are some simple math activities that families can do that are really cheap but effective. It is what families think, say, and do that counts, according to researchers. Remember the saying, “Children who are read to, read?” The same is true for math. When you’re in the kitchen, ...

Renovated special ed school looks, works better

GRAND RAPIDS — The special education students and staff at Lincoln Developmental Center are now in a building that's safer, looks better, has improved flexibility and function, and updated technology, according to Principal Steve Kadau. The school’s 100 students, ages 5 to 26, have ...

Teamwork

MARQUETTE — NICE Community Schools Superintendent Bryan DeAugustine believes teamwork is one of the reasons students in the district performed better than the state proficiency averages in the recently released M-STEP and SAT scores. For this year’s standardized tests, third-graders at ...

Planned healthy snacks add nutrition

Maybe this is a bad time to talk about nutrition, but pediatricians wish we would, anyway. Meal and snack times provide opportunities to encourage healthy habits and conversation. However, these times can be so frustrating! When wise snacking is added to three nutritious meals a day ...

Comfort food education

MARQUETTE — There’s a special way to make the ultimate comfort food — macaroni and cheese — that probably will come in handy now that colder weather is upon us. However, considering “THE Mac and Cheese” recipe has been pinned nearly 500,000 times on Pinterest, blogger Alison ...

Vaping: Use of e-cigarettes on rise in high schools

MARQUETTE — There is a growing concern over vaping at Marquette Senior High School, and steps are being taken to handle the issue. Principal Jon Young addressed the Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education about vaping at its regular meeting Monday. “We’re talking about ...

Dice, tallies and fine motor skills

Fine motor skill is the coordination of hand muscles so children can print and do other related tasks correctly. Simple fun activities help teach, practice, and refine these skills. All you need are a pair of dice, pencil, paper, and ruler. Fun with math Start with investigating. Help your ...

New EMU regent has ties to Snyder

YPSILANTI (AP) — The newest member of Eastern Michigan University's Board of Regents was involved in the establishment of the Education Achievement Authority — an authority the EMU board later withdrew from. Gov. Rick Snyder announced the appointment of his senior adviser and ...

Kids can help prepare for winter

There isn’t much time left. Children can help clean up the garden and prepare for winter. Then there is one last thing to teach children about gardening before winter sets in: planting bulbs for spring time magic. Children will need gloves, small shovels or large spoons, garden bulbs, a ...