Our Driving Questions

One of the structural requirements of Project-Based Learning (PBL), is the “driving question.” Every year, TKG classrooms feature a question that is inspired by current events and environment (in Reggio philosophy the environment is a teacher, too) to help guide learning plans. Our questions are designed to empower students and the community …

In Response to School Closures

We’re all struggling right now. School closures have reminded us of how important community, mentors, learning, play, and relationships are to our health and personal growth. When Governor Newsom announced (1) that schools would begin fully-distanced, he also underscored, “Learning is non-negotiable.” The plan, as introduced in the press release, …

Valentine’s Day without Commercialism – Is That Possible?

How we do Valentine’s Day @ TKG There are a few themes that come up around Valentine’s Day including commercialism, intrinsic motivation, and empowerment. In promoting a personal, comfortable, and marketing-free environment we try our best to furnish the space with natural materials that encourage exploration, cooperation, and freedom to …

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 2017: Evergreens (ages 10-12), Week 3

Growth Mindset Supported ***IN THIS NEWSLETTER*** Tending the Garden – Parent Conferences are this Friday Parent Teacher Tools – ECHO Parenting Class begins Tuesday TKG Office – Facilities Team meets this Sat In Education News – Problem-solving with technology SIGN UP – Parent & Me Playgroup (ages 0-5) Social Share: Homeschool at TKG – Weds! …

“From Under Our Big Tree” Weekly Newsletter – Week #4 Nature Growers (ages 7-9)

“All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down.” -Friedrich Nietzsche  Writing Changes the World Writing is a powerful way to share our thoughts, ideas, feelings, and knowledge. When we write, we have the ability to create, …

“From Under Our Big Tree” Weekly Newsletter – Redwoods Week #2

Redwoods Newsletter: 9 to 11 year old students “It’s not that I’m so smart, but it’s just that I stick with the problems longer.”  —Albert Einstein  Redwoods Class Begins Year 2 With New Collaborators It’s been an eventful, busy, exciting first couple of weeks in the Redwoods class! All the students …