Growth Mindset – TKG Value

Watch “Dancing with Your Lizard Brain” Seth “Our current system was designed to keep us alive back when we literally lived in the wild – when had to hunt for lunch, and worry about becoming lunch to a saber tooth tiger. We found that the best way to do this …

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” Newsletter #10: The Redwoods (9-11 Class)

“Be in beta. Do things badly. Abandon perfectionism. Following this advice can seem nearly impossible when pitted against our identity. But when we allow ourselves to go into the rapid iteration of trial and error, like a child learning to walk, the feel-good neurological response just may charm away the …

TKG LISTEN:Is It Really Self-control

 Is It Really Self-control: A Critical Analysis of the “Marshmallow Test” Who hasn’t heard of the Marshmallow Test?! One of the researchers we follow, Angela Duckworth(Duckworth Lab, University of Pennsylvania) writes about why scientists should avoid the immediate gratification of reporting ‘”findings” without a complete analysis of all the variables. We hope …

TKG KNOW: The Wisdom Deficit in Schools

This article appeared in a recent school newsletter as our Resource Of The Week – an article, podcast or video to deepen your knowledge of education news and trends through the TKG Classroom and Community lens. The Wisdom Deficit in Schools New education standards emphasize technical reading skills over an appreciation for literature and the …

“From Under Our Big Tree” NEWSLETTER (Week 21-5 to 7 Class): Spotlight on TKG’s Innovation Lab

“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden Good Morning! You may have heard that our Innovation Lab/Project Time has a new layer.  We began with role playing in the neighborhood and developing characters and making mini books.  For one of our books, my provocation …

WEEK 18 NEWSLETTER “From Under Our Big Tree” (Focus on multi-age classrooms)

“Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour.” ― Walt Whitman Thank you to everyone who helped us to get ready for our first information night of the year! Every minute that you spent cleaning, measuring, vacuuming, planting, painting, buying, hauling and hanging is so …