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Education is Fun When You Start with Science

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 30, 2018 | Categories: Education
STEM education Start with Science #startwithscience

We have always encouraged the love of science with our son. Every subject is important but the love for science and hands on learning is crucial for his future. Thanks to brands like today’s sponsor, Everywhere Society on behalf of Orkin,  for promoting and encouraging that spark, but most importantly recognizing that our children’s futures […]

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How Teachers Change Lives & Adopt-a-Classroom

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 17, 2018 | Categories: Causes

This is a sponsored post with Office Depot. All opinions regarding how teachers change lives and the Adopt-a-Classroom program are 100% my own. In fourth grade, I fell in love with my teacher. I felt such a true admiration, respect, and love for Mrs. Curry. I loved all my previous teachers from Kindergarten through third […]

Best Buy Education Sweepstakes @BestBuyEdu #BestBuyEducationEntry

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 18, 2015 | Categories: Education

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Education is near and dear to me. I always loved school, from Kindergarten through college (with the exception of maybe two courses). I LOVE teachers! My fourth grade teacher still makes […]

Best Buy Education is Your Education Technology Partner

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 11, 2015 | Categories: Education

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Like me, I’m sure you’re familiar with Best Buy stores, but did you know that Best Buy has a direct channel division dedicated to providing end-to-end learning solutions for K-12 […]

Timbuktu Magazine iPad App for Kids – Review #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 30, 2013 | Categories: Apps, Children, Education, Reviews, Technology
Timbuktu Magazine iPad app

This educational app review has been brought to you by Timbuktu Magazine…. As a mom, former educator, soon to be homeschooler, and huge fan of the iPad, I love finding educational apps. In fact, I’m always on a quest for new apps that will inspire my son’s imagination, as well as encourage learning. We are […]

Free $10 Gift Card for Educents #educents #dailydeals #educationdiscounts #spon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 24, 2013 | Categories: Education, Parenting

This educational post is brought to you today by Educents.com. As a parent (who happens to have a degree in education) and soon-to-be (year after next) homeschooling Mom, I am always looking for educational resources to help supplement my son’s education. I recently heard about this new startup, Educents! I know many of my readers […]

Can iPads and other tablets take the place of teachers?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 2, 2013 | Categories: Children, Education, Infographs, Parenting, Technology

We recently had an open meeting at my son’s elementary school with our county’s superintendent… and many of the 4th and 5th graders wanted to know when each of the students would have their own iPads. I don’t think the kids even thought about the iPads (or any tablet, for that matter) taking the place […]

Think You’ll Never Use What You Learned in School?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 19, 2012 | Categories: Education, Guest Posts, Infographs

Guest Post A lot of subjects that people learn in school seem pointless at the time of the lesson. However, this does not mean that you will never again use the information. Algebra comes up surprisingly often in real life and having a solid understanding of English is undoubtedly useful. The reason that subjects seem […]

How-To Guides for Teachers

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 14, 2012 | Categories: Education, Guest Posts, Infographs

Teachers are among the most important and yet undervalued professionals in America. People choose to teach because they think they can positively effect the lives of children and teenagers. However, for all of their idealism, they are aware that teaching is often difficult and thankless. The most stressful parts of the job are unrelated to […]

5 Tips for Making School Easier on Children with Cerebral Palsy

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 26, 2012 | Categories: Children, Education, Guest Posts, Parenting

Guest Post Image Source As a parent, you want to see your child as happy and healthy as they can be. When your child is diagnosed with a disability, however, it can be tempting to show pity and remorse over their condition. Doing so can actually make it more difficult for them on the playground […]