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Before, During, and After Questions to Ask During Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is built on the concept of learning by doing. But it’s not just the doing that’s important. The reflecting part of experiential learning is the key ingredient for an experience full of discovery and learning!

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The Oldest Stuff in the World

In many ways, we live in a disposable world. We use disposable dishes and silverware, we use paper towels that we toss in the trash after wiping up one spill, and every year many of us get new clothes and shoes to replace the ones that no longer fit.

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Bowling Ball, Feather, and Reproving the Laws of Physics

Here at Nomad Press, we are total science nerds. But even we sometimes wonder: why do people do the same experiments over and over after someone else has already proved a point?

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Beat the Boredom with Podcasts!

Heading out on a long family road trip? You’re going to need some entertainment to beat the boredom! Podcasts (and, of course, books!) are a great way to go when you’re trying to keep the whole family interested (and not bickering).

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11 Morning Meeting Ideas for Happy Classrooms!

Morning meetings are terrific opportunities to connect with your students, have them connect with each other, and set the tone for a day of enthusiastic learning!

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5 Tips For Classroom Management That Work!

One thing always on the minds of teachers is classroom management. You can’t teach a classroom full of unruly kids who aren’t listening to your words and distracting any child who might be trying to gain some learning that day. How do you handle disruptive behavior in your elementary and middle school classrooms?

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Check Out the Publishers Weekly Spotlight on New England Publishers!

Check out a terrific article by Alex Green in Publishers Weekly! We are thrilled to be part of a wonderful tradition of children’s publishing in New England. We really do take our job of helping to educate the next generation of problem solvers and creative thinkers very seriously! Don’t forget, Nomad Press is now selling […]

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It’s Time for Some Rube Goldberg Contraptions!

Marbles, dominoes, and catapults. Maybe a few toy cars, a pulley, and a ramp. If you were Rube Goldberg, you’d throw in a parrot, some crackers, and a pendulum. Perhaps even a rocket. What would you do with all of that? Build a Rube Goldberg contraption full of complicated chain reactions to perform a simple […]

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Trivia Time! #15DaysOfMayhem

Join Nomad Press for a Mystery & Mayhem trivia contest and enter to win free books! Here’s how it works. Follow our social media pages (you can find links at the bottom of the page) and watch for trivia posts with #15DaysOfMayhem twice a week from mid-July through the month of August. All trivia answers […]

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How Fireworks Work!

Nomad authors are a dedicated bunch! All the activities in Nomad Press books are vetted by the authors (and often their children, classrooms, and neighborhood kids). Sometimes that makes for comical outcomes, like the experiment described in the following guest blog post from Nomad author Susan Berk Koch! Luckily, Sue’s porch is just fine. Have a […]

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