“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: 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 LEARN: 5 Steps to Finding Your Groove

PT RESOURCE: 5 Steps to Finding Your Groove Mindfulness is a process…one we practice with our sprouts and families. This resource appears in a recent parent newsletter: *** You know it is a lifelong process, but here are some good reminders! 1. Take Recess 2. Switch Autopilot On 3. Unshackle …

TKG LISTEN: Southbay Equity Project

TKG is joining up with Artzone 4 Kids and Manhattan Beach Nursery School to launch an organization designed to help educators and community get comfortable with conversations about social equality in the Southbay. It’s a small group, open to anyone, with its heart in discovery, openness and change. The following resources were …

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” Weekly Newsletter (7 to 9 Class): Week #19

Weekly Newsletter #19 – 7 to 9 Class “The capacity to reflect on one’s own strength and weaknesses, to learn from constructive criticism, and to practice critical reflection by monitoring one’s own work performance and interpersonal interactions is essential to the ability to learn from experience and is the cornerstone of …