So many people hold subtle misunderstandings about Darwin’s theory. In this TED-Ed lesson, educator Alex Gendler gives a primer.
A simple video about some of the common ideas and phrases used when talking about evolution. Really it's all about genetics and genetic mutations, not so much about adaptation or survival of the fittest.
neat way The OST program at the Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia, Germantown location, reported their recent success with a project exploring Japanese food and culture. See what they had to say below: In...
A neat way to expose youth to some food options they may have never had or would never expect to have.
When it comes to innovation and leadership, questions can be more powerful than statements, argues author Warren Berger.
If we expect youth to be lifelong learners, we need to help them first become insightful, curious questioners. In this article, "beautiful" questions are really way out there driving questions for business. But, there's no reason for youth shouldn't ask and explore these same sorts of questions.
If high quality activities are the engine of a great program, transition games and positive reinforcement are the gears and valves that keep it running smoothly. The ultimate goal of having struc...
For teachers and afterschool programs: Transitions and positive reinforcement are essential to engaging programming. Check out this blogpost from Philly OST about the topic, as well as tons of resources for each of the above.
There's one request for advice that I receive more than any other from coaches: How can I coach a resistant teacher?
While teachers are far different than the typical youth worker or direct line staff member in afterschool, OST programs, it's a great forray into managing staff member resistance to change and support.
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