The Brain-Changing Power of Conversation

The Brain-Changing Power of Conversation

Posted On: 2/19/2018 12:39 PM
Interplay between parents and children ignites the brain and boosts its response to language, spurring lasting literacy skills.
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Connection Precedes Learning and Self-regulation

Connection Precedes Learning and Self-regulation

Posted On: 2/16/2018 3:28 PM
~ Why Relationships are Foundational in Education and Life
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Teaching Civility During Divisive Times

Teaching Civility During Divisive Times

Posted On: 2/8/2018 12:14 PM
In our changing world, teaching children civility is more important than ever.
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The True Purpose of Preschool

The True Purpose of Preschool

Posted On: 2/5/2018 12:11 PM
What does experiential learning and the development of foundational academic skills look like in a Waldorf Preschool and Kindergarten?
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Five Ways to Help Teens Think Beyond Themselves

Five Ways to Help Teens Think Beyond Themselves

Posted On: 1/29/2018 12:54 PM
Part of finding your purpose is connecting and contributing to something larger than yourself.
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Give Childhood Back to Children

Give Childhood Back to Children

Posted On: 1/25/2018 12:28 PM
Because students spend nearly all of their time studying, they have little opportunity to be creative or discover their own passions
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Study: Too Many Structured Activities May Hinder Children's Executive Functioning

Study: Too Many Structured Activities May Hinder Children's Executive Functioning

Posted On: 1/11/2018 3:38 PM
Kids who spent more time in less-structured activities had more highly-developed self-directed executive function.
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Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation in Students

Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation in Students

Posted On: 1/10/2018 1:49 PM
Enabling students to experience accomplishments and improvement builds their feeling of competence—a powerful intrinsic motivator.
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Playtime Isn’t Just for Preschoolers—Teenagers Need It, Too

Playtime Isn’t Just for Preschoolers—Teenagers Need It, Too

Posted On: 1/2/2018 5:55 PM
Adolescents, too—not to mention adults—need time to play, and they need time to play in school.
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Why Toddlers Deserve More Respect

Why Toddlers Deserve More Respect

Posted On: 12/28/2017 12:15 PM
Young kids might be smarter and more empathetic than adults think.
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Reading in Waldorf Schools

Reading in Waldorf Schools

Posted On: 12/19/2017 2:12 PM
In a suite of recent studies, Waldorf 8th-grade graduates meet or exceed their public school peers on test scores measuring science, math and reading abilities.
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Children That Play Outside In All Weather Grow Up Resilient

Children That Play Outside In All Weather Grow Up Resilient

Posted On: 12/18/2017 11:41 AM
Kids who play outside in challenging weather are more positive, more creative, and more adaptable.
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Why Bright Children Deserve Age-Appropriate Academics

Why Bright Children Deserve Age-Appropriate Academics

Posted On: 12/13/2017 2:16 PM
How effective is teaching academics to younger children?
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Raising Overcomers: How To Teach Your Kids To Do Hard Things

Raising Overcomers: How To Teach Your Kids To Do Hard Things

Posted On: 12/12/2017 1:15 PM
Five things to be intentional about in raising kids who can do hard things, kids who are overcomers.
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The Benefits Of Learning a New Language and Being Bilingual

The Benefits Of Learning a New Language and Being Bilingual

Posted On: 12/11/2017 3:24 PM
Learning a different language, no matter your age, is a key component to personal growth.
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New guidelines released on physical activity, sleeping habits for children

New guidelines released on physical activity, sleeping habits for children

Posted On: 12/6/2017 3:53 PM
A new set of guidelines taking an integrative approach sets out how much sleep, movement and time sitting are needed by kids ages four and under for healthy growth and development.
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Improving Students' Relationships with Teachers to Provide Essential Supports for Learning

Improving Students' Relationships with Teachers to Provide Essential Supports for Learning

Posted On: 12/4/2017 3:00 PM
Positive relationships can also help a student develop socially
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How to Get Your Mind to Read

How to Get Your Mind to Read

Posted On: 11/29/2017 12:48 PM
Comprehension is intimately intertwined with knowledge.
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The Skinny on “Consequences”

The Skinny on “Consequences”

Posted On: 11/13/2017 12:53 PM
Most parents don’t allow the kinds of consequences that actually teach lessons—natural ones.
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Emotional health in childhood ‘is the key to future happiness’

Emotional health in childhood ‘is the key to future happiness’

Posted On: 11/9/2017 3:30 PM
LSE study says money, success and good grades are less important
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