A Wrinkle in Time

Feb - 23 2018

The clock ticks, time bends, space shifts, and Oprah is the planet-hopping tour guide. Meg Murry has to save the world and goes out in the universe to slay the darkness. The story also says a lot about slaying our own dragons and does not talk down to its readers, believing them able to grasp the difficult concepts of mathematics, love   [ Read More … ]

Philosophy for Children #P4C

Jan - 26 2018

The aim is not to turn children into philosophers (though that would be cool) but to broaden the minds of young people; to help them become more thoughtful, more reflective, more considerate and more reason-able individuals. P4C aids in developing critical thinking while applying reasonable facts to build arguments; collaborative, with the sharing and challenging of ideas. It is creative in   [ Read More … ]

Hello from #ProfessorScry

Jan - 23 2018

January – the coolest month

Jan - 09 2018

January is far more than the beginning of another year, the coldest month in the northern hemisphere and about setting new goals. January is named after the two headed Roman god Janus, who was able to look back to the previous year and forward to the new one.  January was called “Wulfmonath”, by the Anglo-Saxons,   [ Read More … ]

Punctuation – getting it right

Dec - 21 2017

Punctuation is governed two-thirds by rule and one-third by personal taste and, when used correctly, it offers a simple balance of clarity and correctness, while emphasizing personal style. Punctuation has frustrated and annoyed most famous writers. Apostrophes, as in don’t, isn’t, it’s, can’t…etc, have been called many things, including ‘uncouth bacilli’, otherwise known as ‘coarse bacteria’.   [ Read More … ]

Good morning,

Dec - 12 2017

good morning.

Happiness – an inside job

Dec - 07 2017

Happiness is often described as a range of positive emotions, including joy, contentment, love and gratitude. When in fact, this is only one component. The second ingredient to finding happiness is achieving satisfaction in life – making a progression towards a life goal. But be careful. All too often people score a goal then, rather than enjoying the   [ Read More … ]

Elves, Pixies, Leprechauns and Dwarfs

Dec - 05 2017

#ProfesssorScry writes about elves #Elfinville. If one sits, quietly, at night under the glow of a moon, the air suddenly comes alive with flashes of lights. It is a time of day when fireflies or lighting bugs, moths and other nocturnal creatures come out. Of course we are taught that it is only the insects   [ Read More … ]

The Power of Pretending

Nov - 30 2017

  Making believe is healthy and a part of early childhood that transports the reader into other worlds that are fresh with wonder, surprise, and danger. Fantasy fills the gaps between knowledge, reality and experience, and becomes a vital coping mechanism. It also stimulates and instructs the moral imagination of the young. Ever since early   [ Read More … ]

Smarter children read

Nov - 23 2017

All parents want bright, smart children and, as a parent, you have the power to boost your children’s learning potential simply by making books an integral part of their lives. When parents read to their children the children’s behavior and academic performance increases and it also reflects a difference in their brain activity Reading, one   [ Read More … ]

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