Make Your Own Hogwarts House Pajamas

Make Your Own Hogwarts House Pajamas

I am a Ravenclaw living with two Slytherins. I am also a stickler for personality tests. I am pretty sure I end up taking a new one every week. I strongly believe that everyone, no matter how old they are, should at least take the Myers-Briggs test. You’ll learn so much about yourself from that test. Second to the Myers-Briggs, my favorite personality test is the Hogwarts house sorter at Pottermore.com. As silly as it sounds, it really is an insightful quiz. It will reveal which of the four houses you belong in, but it also tells you a ton about what type of personality you have.

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Must Have Books for Your Star Wars Collection

Must Have Books for Your Star Wars Collection

I collect books. A habit that my son has happily inherited. While, he does enjoy fictional novels, he has always preferred reading non-fiction, which I guess he inherited from both of us. This has made it easier to find quality books for him to read. Many of these Star Wars books are great for the engineering mind! Encyclopedia-like books related to science and his love of sci-fi are his favorites. (My husband’s too!)

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100 Ways to Teach With Science Fiction

100 Ways to Teach With Science Fiction

Sparking a love of learning can be difficult. Not all of us love math. Many people loath science. Others don’t see the relevance of learning about history. As parents and teachers, how can we help kids cultivate a love of learning? Sometimes all it takes is the right book, movie, or TV show. That little spark of interest can develop into a full-blown obsession and before you know it, you are considered a member of a “fandom”. The love of a fandom usually lasts a lifetime and this love can open up an immense world of learning opportunities.

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Ten Ways to Teach With Star Trek

I think Star Trek is hands down one of the greatest shows ever made. No other show in history has had such a positive impact on so many people, young and old. Thousands of successful engineers and scientists proudly proclaim that their career choices were influenced by Star Trek. How many TV shows can claim that kind of success and influence? Parents who value the education of their children will always be looking for ways to turn interests into teachable moments, and when we find a show like this, a show so powerful, we must take advantage of the opportunities…

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