Tag: education

How Pre-K Programs Can Lead to Better Health Outcomes

By Catherine Patterson My first job out of college was as a Head Start teacher. I had a classroom full of 20 three-year-olds, and I’m not afraid to admit (now) that I had NO IDEA what I was doing. I was the very definition of “fake it till you make it” that first year. Thankfully,… Read more »

The Documentary as a Teaching Tool

Engagement is the key to effective instruction. A direct path to engagement is simply to tell a good story. Documentary film, done well, can engage and instruct through storytelling. Consider Ken Burns’ The Civil War. Presented to the Public Broadcasting Service audience as a niche product – a miniseries exploring at length an era most… Read more »