Every morning at 8 o’clock this semester, even weekends, one of five students from a Longwood University ecology class walks across campus with food on his or her mind. Pancakes at the dining hall? No—feeding poison dart frogs in the science building
Three middle-schoolers crowded around a trough of mud in the middle of a lab in Chichester Hall. As if on cue, each of them dug his or her hands deep in the mud and pulled it to one side of the container.
Picture an archaeologist, and you’ll likely conjure an image of Indiana Jones, complete with a wide-brimmed fedora, sweeping away dust from an Egyptian tomb.
In a theater-based class in the first grade, Matthew Brehm was allowed to operate the faders, which dim the lights, on a control board. "I was instantly hooked on theater lighting," he said.
When Longwood University faculty members needed technical help with an environmental education project, they found it across campus rather than across the country.
In a classroom in Ruffner Hall, dozens of children sat at workstations, the familiar pixelated Minecraft landscape in front of them.
There’s a lot of power in poetry—the medium has been used to bring life to love, loss, melancholy, ecstasy and countless other emotions. And for some, the voice of poets can become the voice of a generation.
Teachers, put away those worksheets when you’re teaching writing and instead show students examples of good writing, says an expert on teaching writing.
When professor Michael Mergen moved to Farmville several years ago to begin teaching at Longwood, he was struck by the vibrancy of the town’s history.
Two of the brightest stars in children’s literature will take the stage for a unique conversation about books, writing and broadening perspectives at the second Virginia Children’s Book Festival this Friday, Oct. 16.