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The importance of free play for executive function in our youngest learners…

At Seven Hills, we are preserving the importance of early childhood education. Our Reggio Inspired program is an amazing opportunity for children to develop so many skills they need for their elementary years and beyond. These two links underscore some … Continue reading

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A full day of visiting Hiroshima and then back to Kyoto for evening and dinner…

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We took the bullet train back and forth to Hiroshima. It was a sobering visit and the students were very respectful of our volunteer tour guides at the Peace Park, one of whom was a survivor of the bombing at … Continue reading

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A great first day of fun in Kyoto…

  Many, many adventures. Our students were very popular with the Japanese school groups who were visiting many of the same sights that we were visiting. We saw: Kinkakuji Temple, Ryoanji Temple, Kyoto Craft Center, Heian Shrine, Nijo Castle. 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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Harvard Business Review: Why Diverse Groups Feel uncomfortable and perform better…

Why Diverse Teams Perform Better… This is a food for thought as we navigate our ever increasingly diverse world and create leadership for the 21st Century.        

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Teaching children NOT to hate when there is so much hate in this election cycle…

Lots to digest here as we navigate this election. Our middle schoolers were assigned the debate as homework, and I felt I needed to watch and be familiar with the content. I found it hard to watch. I look forward … Continue reading

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Japan Day #2 Hiroshima and the bullet train to Kyoto!

Breakfast in the hotel, than a walk across the street to the Peace Park. So we had an amazing, somber, eye-openingĀ and memorable morning in Hiroshima, starting with a hotel breakfast and a walk to the Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum. … Continue reading

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