Minimester Musings: Clocks and Motors

These days, it’s common for kids to learn about coding and 3D printing. Don’t get me wrong – I’m glad kids are studying coding and printing.  These are important subjects.  However, I don’t think they should be the only exposure students get to technology during their educations.  Unfortunately, hand-on exposure to physical technology is relatively … More Minimester Musings: Clocks and Motors

Minimester Musings: Writing and Illustrating Science Books for Children

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I’ve become quite intrigued by the idea of the minimester recently.  It’s a fascinating idea and I can’t help but think about minimester classes I’d like to offer.  The title of the class I’m describing here is Writing and Illustrating Science Books for Children. I envision this project … More Minimester Musings: Writing and Illustrating Science Books for Children

Minimester Musings: Human Evolution and Paleontology

One of the trends in independent school education that I’m noticing with great interest is the minimester.  A minimester (which can also go by a variety of other names) is break during the regular academic calendar when short, intensive courses are offered.  I’ve been thinking about what minimester courses I’d like to offer if I … More Minimester Musings: Human Evolution and Paleontology