Are you an educator seeking good research and/or answers on an education-related issue? If you are, you can go to the national website of the Regional Educational Laboratory Program, click on your state, type the question into the form, send it, and then staff at the appropriate center will research it and send you back resources, answers, data, etc. – for free.
I sent them some questions related to Common Core and the difference between “collaboration” and “cooperation.” They answered my questions and send me some studies (not behind paywalls) that I had missed in my initial research on the topic. It took me a month to get the response, but I know a portion of that delay was because of summer vacations. I suspect their turnaround time is typically shorter.
I think it’s a great service, and I suspect a lot of educators who might try it out after reading this blog post will end up agreeing with me….
If anything unusual happens to you Friday, you’ll be right to say it was “once in a blue moon.”
The July 31 appearance of the month’s second full moon will be the first such occurrence in the Americas since August 2012. Every month has a full moon, but because the lunar cycle and the calendar year aren’t perfectly synched, about every three years we wind up with two in the same calendar month.
But Earth’s satellite will most likely not appear blue at all.
Here are some additional resources on Friday’s event: