Category Archives: Children

5 Reasons why Every Kid Needs to be in an After School Program

5 Reasons why Every Kid Needs to be in an After School Program

Technology is absorbing our children’s life more and more with the passing of each day.  We see school children walking around with tablets, better smartphones than their parents, and gadgets that adults will possibly never comprehend.  Even though the use of technology can help children gain some important skills in life there is one where… Continue Reading

What you need to know about Howard Gardner’s contribution to special education

What you need to know about Howard Gardner’s contribution to special education

1983 marked a revolution in the way learning is approached.  That year, a brilliant mind from Scranton, Pennsylvania launched what would become one of the most popular educational theories in the history of the discipline.  It was the introduction of the Multiple Intelligence Theory by Howard Gardner and boy did it change how we looked… Continue Reading

Margaret Bancroft: devoted to children with disabilities for the first time

Margaret Bancroft: devoted to children with disabilities for the first time

Margaret Bancroft was born in Philadelphia on June 28, 1854, the younger daughter of Harvey and Rebecca Bancroft. She attended the Philadelphia Normal School, and immediately upon graduation began her career as a teacher in Philadelphia. Bancroft’s intelligence, imagination, and dedication to her students set her apart as an extraordinary educator. She was fiercely devoted… Continue Reading