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 …

“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 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 #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 …

“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 …