Academic Performance

Adventures in Writing, Part 2

This is another one of the exceptional writing samples we’ve received recently. Great job Ellie! By Ellie Coleman, age 12, Midland, MI Dear Principal Jones, Everybody has been buzzing about the cafeteria workers having super powers. I know you have already said the cafeteria workers are normal people, but I have proof they are so […]

Adventures in Writing

One of the joys here at Brain Chase headquarters is seeing the weekly journal entries come in from our adventurers around the world. They are full of imagination and energy and goodness. There are so many good ones, we decided to share some of them here with you, our fellow adventurers. Periodically, we will be […]

A Newbery Book Club

In June 1921, Frederic G. Melcher, editor of Publisher’s Weekly and a longtime advocate of children’s literacy, petitioned the Children’s Librarians’ Section of the ALA (American Library Association) to create an annual children’s book award. The librarians loved the idea, and together with Melcher, they founded the Newbery Medal*, the first children’s book award in […]

Five Mindsets to Change About How Schooling Must Be

History is full of examples of people who thought that how things were was how they always must be. Consider these fixed mindsets from the past: “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” – Ken Olson, president, chairman, and founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977 “Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.”  […]