TKG LISTEN: Are We Better Off Without the Fairness Doctrine?

Beware the Too Compelling Narrative In the spirit of our appreciation for writing, this article provokes us to think about the power of writing and the proliferation of micro/hyper-individualized media. Should government or a governing body manage media bias (see Fairness Doctrine) or leave it up to consumers? What role does …

“From Under Our Big Tree” Newsletter #18: Community-Wide

Weekly Newsletter #18 – Community-Wide “Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its …

TKG KNOW: What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains (Mind/Shift)

Here is a new Parent-Teacher resource to add to your tool box: Some elementary school students may have a limited understanding of the brain and how it functions, believing it to be something like “a container for storing memories and facts.”  Brain function and development are important values at TKG …

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

This article was featured as a resource for our Parent Teachers.  Our intention was to help our PTs support the Four Foundational Pillars of Play and help us create opportunities for our sprouts to meet their full capacity for knowing themselves.  Read the excerpt here: When children play, design, explore, …

TKG KNOW: The Importance of “Talking Math” With Kids

From the BRILLIANT BLOG:  The Importance of “Talking Math” With Kids Monday, January 13, 2014 Do you speak math with your kids? Many of us feel completely comfortable talking about letters, words and sentences with our children—reading to them at night, helping them decode their own books, noting messages on …

TKG KNOW: Old-Fashioned Play Builds Serious Skills

by ALIX SPIEGEL On October 3, 1955, the Mickey Mouse Club debuted on television. As we all now know, the show quickly became a cultural icon, one of those phenomena that helped define an era. What is less remembered but equally, if not more, important, is that another transformative cultural event …