Letting Happiness Flourish in the Classroom – TKG Values

TKG Focus: Whole Child. If we truly want to cultivate happiness in our homes and schools, we can’t just pay it lip service. We must model behaviors that make us happier, healthier and more productive. *** By JESSICA LAHEY/New York Times When I look out into my classroom, and take …

TKG LISTEN: Capacity Building & Empowerment

What does it mean to re-invent education? It means building on the concepts that work and integrating the information & practices that empower people. It doesn’t just apply to schools – it transfers to real life: *   *   *The Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia*** When Yvonne van …

TKG LISTEN: The Role of Rigor in Kindergarten

This article appeared as a “Resource Of The Week” in our parent newsletter: Rigor and Kindergarten. At TKG, we know that those two words go together when children (or an individual child) are asking for it. We will encourage our students to engage academic rigor, as their developmental capacity (ZPD) expands. …

TKG LEARN: The Cost of a Hardened Heart

This article appeared in a community newsletter especially for parents who work in the classroom because we are committed to giving them the tools they need, encouraging their self-care and supporting their journey as mentors and partners in our classroom: Vulnerability has become a dirty word in our culture, largely …

ENROLLMENT Open House for 2015 School Year – Mar 14th

Welcome to The Knowing Garden. Visit our OPEN HOUSE – this Saturday March 14th beginning at 9am. Our vision is to cultivate a community environment where children will learn to learn, love and see the world through the eyes of innovators and catalysts.  Our learning plans happen through interaction with …

FROM UNDER OUR BIG TREE: Week 4/Year 4 (5 to 7 Class)

Week 4 Documentation & Info – 5 to 7 Class “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” ― Albert Einstein Dear Community Member, Looking forward to seeing you at the park tomorrow!  Don’t forget to put sunscreen on…forecast is Mostly Sunny with the high at 83°.  Dokmanovich’s are …

TKG KNOW: The Four Secrets of Playtime That Foster Creative Kids

PT RESOURCE: Support the Four Foundational Pillars of Play/Fast Co. When children play, design, explore, learn in at TKG – they need our support though environmental design and collaboration.  These four pieces help scaffold the constructivist learning model: open environment – An open environment is not the same as an enriched one: being open …