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Nurturing the joy of learning

Nurturing the joy of learning

June 30, 2015 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

As parents, we want to instill in our children the joy of learning. Yet, we can make a mistake by allowing their world to be carved into “school” and anything “not school.” Artificial barriers that segregate “learning time” from other parts of our children’s lives can squelch their natural curiosity. Kids are born curious. They […]

The road to school is paved with learning opportunities

June 30, 2015 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Learning can happen anywhere and everywhere – at home, in the grocery store, at the library or on a walk through the neighborhood. Take advantage of summer months to reinforce basic skills before your early learner heads to kindergarten this fall – or to brush up on skills with your elementary student. Encourage reading Help […]

What is one thing you wish you knew in high school?

What is one thing you wish you knew in high school?

June 24, 2015 | Posted in: High School | with 0 Comments

This season of moving up ceremonies and graduations makes us think back to our own high school years. It seems, looking back, that life was so simple then. From our adult perspective, those molehills were really just molehills. Yet back then, in the moment, they were towering, steep mountains that seemed impossible to climb. With […]

Moving up to middle school can cause butterflies

June 24, 2015 | Posted in: Elementary, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

The students filed excitedly into the cafeteria, choosing seats near friends as they waited for the presentation to begin. The end of school was just around the corner, but that’s not what had these fifth graders abuzz. They were about to hear a preview of next year – the start of middle school. They had […]

‘Look out, my teen got his license’ is no joke

June 24, 2015 | Posted in: High School | with 0 Comments

We worry about our children as babies, observing every move and checking repeatedly as they sleep in the crib. We worry about our children when they’re toddlers, watching as they explore a new world with waddling, uncertain steps. We worry when they move to grade school, middle school, high school. Then, in an instant, they […]

Picking the ‘right’ preschool

June 24, 2015 | Posted in: Early Learners | with 0 Comments

It’s your child’s first foray into the “school” world, and you’ve got mixed feelings. On one hand, you’re excited to watch her learn and grow. On the other, you feel tremendous pressure to pick the “right” school. Choosing a preschool can be an overwhelming experience with so many options/approaches available: teacher-led, child-led, Montessori, Waldorf, co-operative, […]