WEEK 19 “From Under Our Big Tree” NEWSLETTER: 5 to 7 Class (Spotlight on Supporting Self-Discovery)

“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.” ― May Sarton By now, you’ve heard us talk about growth edges.  In our context, it is the space just outside what a student can do autonomously, with help from a teacher or parent …

TKG LEARN: Six tips to build resilience and prevent brain-damaging stress//SharpMinds

The following information appeared as a Parent Teacher resource in our weekly newsletter.  For more newsletters, click here. Tips for building resilience and preventing brain-damaging stress “…ongo­ing stress can, unless prop­erly man­aged, have a seri­ous neg­a­tive impact on our abil­ity to think clearly and make good deci­sions…” As a PT, you …

TKG KNOW: Kids Get Enough Tech Outside of School—Shouldn’t the Classroom Offer Them Something Different?

Whole Child & Family Resource Each week, in our weekly newsletter to parents, we offer information, resources, thought-provoking articles to help us keep our neurons firing. This article, was selected to focus our attention on how much screen we want in the classroom. At TKG, we understand that technology has a …

TKG KNOW: What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains (Mind/Shift)

Here is a new Parent-Teacher resource to add to your tool box: Some elementary school students may have a limited understanding of the brain and how it functions, believing it to be something like “a container for storing memories and facts.”  Brain function and development are important values at TKG …

TKG LISTEN: Preschoolers Outsmart College Students In Figuring Out Gadgets

A parent resource focusing on Brain Function and Development… Preschoolers Outsmart College Students In Figuring Out Gadgets MICHELLE TRUDEAU/NPR One of the reasons, at TKG, we are willing to give time for students to process rather than force them to stick to the ‘task’ is because reflecting draws the learning out …