Programming

My past semester, I got an introduction to what I’d like to call the 1’s and 0’s, or programming. Computer Science is learning a new language, and though it may be an unconventional language to learn, it yields many benefits in our world.

Yesterday an article was published in Education Week about the lack of diversity in the pool or students who took the AP Science exam. Considering the way I benefited from my meager introduction to it, I was troubled that high school students were not taking advantage of the course.

This recommendation will not increase diversity within the next few years, but I hope that it can make an impact on the students several years from now. A book, Python for Kids is a fun, interactive way to learn computer programming. Consider purchasing it for yourself and he children in your life!

Information about it is here.

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Mama Miti: Wangari Mathaai and The Trees of Kenya

I have looked up this book so many times in the past few days, it has pushed into a spot on my favorites bar. This book, Mama Miti: Wangari Mathaai and The Trees of Kenya is just so captivating. You … Continue reading

The Tiny Seed

This blog is dedicated to great books and the people who love reading them. The texts we highlight on this page are the reads, and seeds are the ideas that inform them. Knowledge, provided by literature is like fertilizer for these seeds. We hope the readers of the books, and of this blog, grow with every post.

The name reminds me of my favorite Eric Carle book The Tiny Seed. The Tiny Seed is about the development from a small seed into a glorious garden. I think it is a great metaphor for the way a small idea, a single person, or a humble act can manifest into a revolution. One teaching this book can highlight that message, or they can discuss the way Eric Carle describes the gardening process. The Tiny Seed is a great investment for readers, gardeners, and dreamers of all ages.

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