Community Newsletter – Week #5 (9 Oct 2016)

Our first field day in partnership with PVPLC. Thank you for your support. When You Believe in Yourself, Your Brain Operates Differently “Dreams are what guide us, art is what defines us, math is what makes it all possible, and love is what lights our way.” ― Mike Norton The inspiration …

TKG LEARN: Enrollment Information Night – Thurs 27 Oct

The Knowing Garden Elementary School offers a collaborative and interactive approach to education. Our teacher and parent community empowers individuals to love learning, cultivate relationships, embrace nature and engage with the world as innovators and catalysts. Our Information nights are designed to give parents information about how learning happens here, our community connection and …

“From Under Our Big Tree” Weekly Newsletter – Community Week #3

***IN THIS NEWSLETTER*** Tending the Garden –  Attention Nature Growers, upcoming textile arts class. Parent Teacher Tools –  Please complete your make-up PT training before you begin your classroom schedule. TKG Office – Buy your tickets to the Fall Fundraiser, Oct 29 In Education News – Prioritize connection time, it …

TKG KNOW: Neuroplasticity 101

An Introduction to Neuroplasticity and Cognitive Therapy We used to think our brain was what it was — unchangeable, unalterable…that we were stuck with what nature gave us. In actuality, and one of our TKG values, is that our brains are malleable. We can alter neurochemistry to change mindsets. We nurture …

TKG LEARN: Summer Camps with TKG

TKG is now offering Summer Programs, aligned with our School mission & values, for our students and our greater community. Enrollment at TKG is not necessary to participate. The following camps are available this Summer, 2016: SUMMER FIELD DAYS Powered by Eventbrite Nature Week: TKG’s Environmental Stewards Camp July18-22 Powered …

“From Under Our Big Tree” Newsletter #8 – School Wide

“Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change.”  ― Brené Brown  Dear Friend, Happy Daylight Savings Day! Friendly reminder: childcare reservations are strongly recommended for this Thursday’s meeting. This Thursday, we will have our parent meeting. I look forward to getting together with you to connect, …

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 …