“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 …

TKG LEARN: 5 Steps to Finding Your Groove

PT RESOURCE: 5 Steps to Finding Your Groove Mindfulness is a process…one we practice with our sprouts and families. This resource appears in a recent parent newsletter: *** You know it is a lifelong process, but here are some good reminders! 1. Take Recess 2. Switch Autopilot On 3. Unshackle …

TKG LISTEN: We Can Vastly Improve Education by Teaching This One Skill

This resource appeared in a recent newsletter to help parents continue their connection to the constructivist mode of learning. ‘A Holy Curiosity’: We Can Vastly Improve Education By Teaching This One Skill If questions are essential for learning and discovery, why aren’t more schools deliberately teaching the skill of question …

“From Under Our Big Tree” Weekly Newsletter (7 to 9 Class): Week #19

Weekly Newsletter #19 – 7 to 9 Class “The capacity to reflect on one’s own strength and weaknesses, to learn from constructive criticism, and to practice critical reflection by monitoring one’s own work performance and interpersonal interactions is essential to the ability to learn from experience and is the cornerstone of …

“From Under Our Big Tree” Newsletter #18: Community-Wide

Weekly Newsletter #18 – Community-Wide “Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its …

TKG KNOW: Raise a Child Who Loves to Read

The following excerpt appeared in a recent school newsletter, to inspire parents to build on our belief that reading at school should be fun, interesting and personal. This will in turn improve academic outcome and fuel creativity. Imagine if you will…the assigned reading is “unassigned!” “Forget Baby Einstein. The single …