Nelson Mandela International Day is July 18. Making the world a better place!

Nelson Mandela International DayMandela Day is an annual, global call to action for citizens of the world to take up the challenge and follow in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, a man who transformed his life, served his country, and freed his people.

And, this July 18 marks 100 years since the birth of Mandela. The Centenary is an occasion to reflect on his life and legacy, and to follow his call to “make of the world a better place.”

Mandela followed three rules throughout his life: Free yourself. Free others. Serve every day.

At Back to Basics, we bbelieve that everyone has …

Target for teachers: 15% discount coupon code!

Teachers Back to School Discount Coupon Code 2018Target is offering a 15% teacher discount coupon code on school supplies from July 15-21. The discount can be used on anything from pens, pencils, crayons, and markers, to classroom storage, organization, tissues, hand sanitizer and more. And, the discount is available both in stores and online at

Visit starting July 15 to get the coupon code. (If you go before July 15, you will not see the coupon code).

Plus, teachers can also add their classroom school supply list to the School List Assist page, so students can easily check everything off their back to school …

New job opportunities: Back to Basics is hiring high school and college math tutors!

Back to Basics is hiring experienced math tutors throughout Delaware.Back to Basics Learning Dynamics is currently hiring qualified, experienced math tutors / teachers for high school and college aged students. These are part-time positions on an as-needed basis. Hours and locations will vary, however, most are during in the daytime and after school hours in the Wilmington / Newark, Delaware and Kent County areas.
Pay rate is $19 – $25 / hour depending on degree and experience.
High school / college maths needed :
  • Algebra I and II
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
  • PreCalculus
  • Calculus and AP Calculus
As the largest privately owned, full-service educational facility serving the Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland areas, …

The State of Delaware wants your opinion on early childhood learning! Community meetings throughout the state:

The Delaware Department of Education will host community meetings across the state in preparation for redesigning the state’s quality rating and improvement system for early childhood education providers. The meetings aim to gather input from early learning center administrators, owners and teachers as well as families and community members.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the state’s quality rating and improvement system, Delaware Stars for Early Success, commonly referred to as Delaware Stars. Delaware Stars serves more than 450 early learning centers and family child care homes, helping to improve the quality of care for Delaware’s youngest learners.

Planning an international vacation? Why you should brush up on foreign language skills… or learn a new one!

Why you should learn a foreign language“When traveling to a country with a language that’s not native to your tongue, translation apps are helpful, but only to a certain extent. They enable you to decipher a menu, but not necessarily to spark up a conversation with your server. Fluency in the local language makes for far more discovery potential,” says Richelle Szypulski of Travel + Leisure.

As the world becomes ever smaller and more interconnected, learning another language becomes more beneficial for many reasons. Here are just a few of the many positive effects of becoming bilingual (or multilingual).

  1. Boosts mental agility. A 2016 University of