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Day #3 Kyoto: Life lessons: How to Write a Postcard; How to Tie a Tie!

  Students learned how to write a postcard: where to put the message, the address and the stamp. This was a bigger chore than we realized. We spent the first half of the day visiting the Kyomizu Temple; then we … Continue reading

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Sometimes the best thing you can say to your students is NO.

There are some great reminders in here about parenting for the long haul! This parenting thing is a marathon, not a sprint! Why saying NO to children sometimes can have benefits in childhood development  

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The Importance of Interpersonal Skills in the workplace…

So many schools talk about social emotional learning as a co-curricular activity. We are seeing more and more that these skills are a means to acquiring curriculum. They create the conditions for learning. Why People Skills are becoming more valuable … Continue reading

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Busy People NEED quiet time… Harvard Business Review

The case for slowing down and cultivating a mindfulness practice has never been stronger. In our busy modern lives, we need to find quiet time, for thinking and reflecting and expressing gratitude. I am confident that our students, who are … Continue reading

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Early Math Education and the role of spatial reasoning

Understanding space and our place in the world is a key ingredient in childhood development. As our Imagination Playground blocks arrive for our students to design, build, deconstruct and recreate, our children will start to work, informally, through the design … Continue reading

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Rudeness at home… parenting blog

Some great tips in here for parents at all ages and stages… Why is my otherwise polite child so rude at home? Washington Post On Parenting Blog

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Raising Caring Kids… Harvard’s “Making Caring Common Initiative

As we try and model empathy and compassion for our students and children, we are faced with the task of working against a lot of what they are seeing and hearing in the popular culture, and even in the news … Continue reading

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