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PARENTING/EDUCATION WORKSHOP: The Science of Nurturing Gratitude in Schools – May 24

“For too long, we’ve taken gratitude for granted.” TKG is thrilled to welcome Giacomo Bono, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Psychology, California State University, Dominguez Hills to our community for a learning opportunity focused on the scientific study of gratitude, particularly in identifying the causes and benefits of nurturing gratitude in …


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Community Newsletter-Week #30: Acorns (ages 5-7)

Encouraging Percy! The Perseverance of Percy the Turtle “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”  ― Confucius, Confucius: The Analects We can learn so much from nature when we take the time to slow down, listen, learn and know! I am so grateful for Park Days, because …


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“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 …


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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 …


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COMMUNITY Event: Film Screening, “The Mask You Live In”

TKG is pleased to host another great community screening of THE MASK YOU LIVE IN – continuing on our mission to be  source of empowerment through education, experience and exposure – for our southbay community. JUST ADDED: Scott A. Bonnel, M.A., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, will be answering questions after the …


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“From Under Our Big Tree” Newsletter #13: The Acorns (5 to 7 Class)

Weekly Newsletter #13 – 5 to 7 Class “Play flows out of friendship and friendship flows out of play.  The relationship works both ways and equally well, but the children are not convinced that this is so, a suspicion that grows stronger as they grow older.” —Vivian Gussin Paley All You Need …


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TKG LEARN: Capacity Building, A New Business Strategy

This article appeared in one of our weekly newsletters (learning documentation piece) to parents as a resource in understanding one of our school values: capacity building (the skills that enable our students to solve problems – their own, with each other and within community). A New Business Strategy: Treating Employees …


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“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 …


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“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, …