DEMYSTIFYING CODING

“Everyone should learn how to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think,” said Steve Jobs, two decades ago. In a 2016 Google and Gallup survey, 84% OF PARENTS 71% OF TEACHERS 66% OF PRINCIPALS 65% OF SUPERINTENDENTS said that offering computer science is more important than or just as important as offering…

E is for Entrepreneurship

I do not come from an entrepreneurial background and neither has the subject been part of my academics. My partner and I started Minds Ahead backed only with the vision of bringing genuinely meaningful learning solutions to families around us. We cherry picked programs that we had personally seen benefit or thought would be beneficial…

From One Parent to Another

Dear Parent, I hope you all have had a restful and happy break. School starts soon and I am sure you all are looking forward to another year of learning. The coming week will be a flurry of activity for all of us – buying school supplies, reworking schedules, looking up recipes and stocking for…

Understanding UCMAS Abacus

It’s been nearly a month since the kids have been  back to school. With the children settling into their new routines, most parents are now prepping to sign up kids for after-school activities. UCMAS Abacus remains a popular choice for many parents but there are some who are still not sure of the benefits the…

Discover Fortitude

Galileo Galilei faced the wrath of the clergy to follow through his scientific beliefs. Deaf and blind Helen Keller rose to become one of the 20th century’s leading humanitarians. Despite virulent opposition and discrimination Martin Luther King fought against racial discrimination in America. Nelson Mandela devoted his life to fighting against Apartheid, earning even a…

Boost Your Brain Power!

A strong memory depends on the health and vitality of your brain. Whether you’re a student studying for final exams, a working professional interested in doing all you can to stay mentally sharp, or a senior looking to preserve and enhance your grey matter as you age, there are lots of things you can do…

Benefits of Arts for Kids

Children naturally love art – painting, drawing, making music, the theater. Physiologically, the human brain consists of 2 parts, the left and the right hemisphere. The left brain is used in logical thinking and analytical processes. This is typically what is trained in school work that consists of math, reading and science. The right brain…