Leaders of a New Generation

“You’re never too young to change the world.” There was a time when children were taught to be “seen and not heard,” and yet today, many of the world’s most […]

Parent-Teacher Conference Tips

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By Anvi Kevany, IEA Adminstrative Assistant  It’s that time of the year for Parent-Teacher Conferences.  Usually many schools will schedule the conferences during the fall. Here are some tips including […]

Reflections from an Academy Teacher

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By Anita Russell, Academy Teacher There are many things I love about IEA Academy. The most important things to me are the freedoms the program offers its instructors that I […]

American Education Week 2017

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by Nicole Endacott, Program Assistant Happy American Education Week! Every year, American Education Week celebrates individuals and organizations that ensure every child receives a quality education. Whether you are a […]

Thank You, Teachers!

by Alexis Hopper, Program Coordinator In celebration of National Teacher Day, we would like to extend a thank you to all the educators who shape the lives of students across […]

The Future of Individualized Education

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by Morgan Carrion NPR ed’s website features several articles that discuss various ways in which our current system fails to meet kids where they are. Right next to an article […]

Aliens, Math and Jerky

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How are aliens related to math? The answer is: in every possible way! From science fiction, to popular culture, to UFO organizations, and even a famous jerky shop half way […]

Hands-On Learning and Memory

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Tiffany’s recent post on tinkering inspired me to look further into the benefits of hands-on learning. When researching, I found several studies noting various benefits of hands-on experiments in the […]

Calling All Tinkerers!

By Tiffany Kwong After reading Niña’s recent blog post about the Maker movement and Maker Faires, I was reminded of the importance of hands-on learning, making, and tinkering for kids […]