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UMUC is the “Answer” on Jeopardy!

University of Maryland University College was featured last week as an “answer” on the popular quiz show, “Jeopardy!” UMUC’s mention came during a quarterfinal round of the show’s annual College Championship. 293 more words


Things I am really good at

This week’s list is about things I am really good at, so bragging about myself.  I know it is often viewed as in poor taste to ring one’s own bell.   599 more words


5 Strategies to Demystify the Learning Process for Struggling Students

Originally published on MindShift.

Barbara Oakley’s professional biography does not suggest that she was once a struggling math and science student: She is an engineering professor, author of  1,279 more words

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10 Ways To Help Kids With Learning Differences That Could Benefit All Students

Originally published on MindShift.

Schools are typically designed to serve the average student, and those with learning differences — such as dyslexia or trouble with executive functioning skills — usually make up a smaller part of the population. 1,204 more words

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Why Preschool is the 'Most Important Year' In a Child's Development

Originally published on MindShift.

Publicly funded pre-K programs enjoy broad public and political support, largely because of research suggesting that preschool graduates enjoy both short-term and long-term benefits, including  1,237 more words

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15 Funny Books to Read to Your Kids

Kids love funny books.

Scholastic’s “Kids and Family Reading Report” found that 70 percent of children between the ages of 6 and 17 say they want to read books that “make me laugh” — a higher percentage than any other criterion received. 170 more words


Watch “Over There,” the Documentary about UMUC's Traveling Faculty

Program Aired Earlier in April on Maryland Public Television 

University of Maryland University College’s (UMUC) rich history of globetrotting professors came to life recently with the private screening of a documentary that follows the university’s seven-decade mission of educating military personnel stationed overseas. 1,232 more words