Category: Guest Speaker

P.A.L.’s Top 10 Recommendations to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

 P.A.L.’s Top 10 Recommendations to Prevent  Summer Learning Loss: #1- Attend The P.A.L. Workshop’s Preventing Summer Slide session on May 21, 2013 at The Anderson School. We’ll  learn strategies from the experts and have hands-on opportunities to see how we can put the knowledge into action with literacy, math and even Mind Sport activities. #2- Summer Reading, Family Style. Make reading a family ordeal,…

Join Us Tuesday, April 9 to Discover How We Can Help Our Children Succeed

It’s one of the most important topics we’ve covered to date, and a discussion you won’t want to miss. What can YOU do to help your child succeed in school, and in life? Find out Tuesday, April 9 at P.A.L.’s thought-provoking panel discussion of middle school experts as we share the critical issues facing our NYC middle schoolers. Paul Tough’s…

The P.A.L. Workshops Turns Two This Month!

On February 15, 2011, The P.A.L. Workshops launched with one mission in mind: to support the parents of New York City by providing educational workshops, talent development resources for our children, and experts to help navigate the best opportunities available to our children in one of the largest and most complicated educational systems in the country. We’ve organized and facilitated…

“Some mathematician, I believe, has said that true pleasure lies not in the discovery of truth, but in the search for it.” ~Tolstoy

Speaking of the search… in New York City, I’ve discovered numerous resources to support the math abilities of our children. Whether you’re looking for the right math tutor, an after school program, a Math Olympiad program, the new MOMATH Museum of Math, or just looking for books that support the mathematical mind, it all exists here.

Be sure to check out these book recommendations from Robert Berkman, director of Better Living Through Math, a start-up that focuses on professional development, curriculum design and programs for children and families.

Check back to hear tips and recommendations from Mr. Berkman’s talk at the P.A.L. Workshops on January 15, 2013. In the meantime, here are some other great math resources to explore:

New York City Interscholastics Mathematics League, NYCIML


Math in The City


Math Prize for Girls

Math for America

Association of Teachers of Mathematics of New York CityATMNYC

New York City Math Project Conference 




Leadership in Math Education @ Bank Street


Singapore Math

Everyday Math

TERC Investigations

Olympiad Math

Mathematical Association of America

The NYC G&T Process: An Insiders Guide to Admissions & Testing

THE NYC GIFTED & TALENTED PROCESS: AN INSIDERS GUIDE TO ADMISSIONS & TESTING FOR PUBLIC & PRIVATE SCHOOLS Whether you’re set on Hunter, citywide, districtwide, private or your local public school, don’t miss P.A.L.’s Signature Workshop on the G&T Process. Join Karen Quinn, the best-selling author of the Ivy Chronicles and Testing for Kindergarten, along with NYC Gifted and Talented…

‘Tis the Season, The P.A.L. Workshops 2012-2013

  Join us for the P.A.L. Workshop Series, 2012-2013 season, beginning this month as parents, experts and educators together explore gifted & talented education and talent development. We look at the issues, the solutions and the resources available locally. Plus, we’re pleased to announce our first NYC G&T Conference in the Spring. We’ll have the top authorities on G&T education,…

Did You Say FREE?

For NYC kids, summer is only a week away, so don’t miss P.A.L.’s final Spring 2012 wrap-up FREE event –with great giveaways throughout the evening–and learn how to support your child’s gifts, talents and interests this summer and all year long. Supporting Your Child’s Gifts & Talents: A Talent Development Roundtable, is this Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30 pm for…

More on Citywide G&T Programs

According to, the following distinctions were summarized according to parents of the Citywide schools at a PACE event this past week. And speaking of parents, if you want to chat with a parent directly about a G&T program that their child attends, whether its a Citywide, District or private school program, let us know and we’ll do our best…

Share the Wealth

As organizers of the P.A.L. Workshops, we’re firm believers in sharing the wealth of information that can benefit parents and thus their kids. Transformative Culture beat us to the punch on this workshop that explores several approaches to education, with philosophies represented that include Reggio, Montessori, Waldorf and even homeschooling. We’ll have a Q&A on this topic soon, but if…