On Failure

On Failure

On Failure: Bonnie Epstein, Ph.D. 3/1/17 “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”. Do you remember that saying? It’s been passed down from adult to child for over 100 years as a way of encouraging persistence. But when was the last time you said it to someone?...
On Curiosity

On Curiosity

On Curiosity: Bonnie Epstein, Ph.D. 3/7/17 I was going to call this essay “In Defense of Curiosity”, but that title was already taken. The person who wrote “In Defense of Curiosity” made a really impassioned plea for curiosity as a necessary quality of good...
On Thinking Differently

On Thinking Differently

On Thinking Differently: Bonnie Epstein, Ph.D. 3/24/17 According to a recent NPR report, “In just twenty years there’s been a tripling of ADHD [Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder] rates. It is now diagnosed in 11% of children ages 4 through 17, with about half...
Building a STEAM Museum

Building a STEAM Museum

Building a STEAM Museum: Or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned To Love What STEAM Was, Not What It Stood For. Bonnie Epstein, Ph.D. 5/25/17 My professional experience with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) is primarily through informal education....