“From Under Our Big Tree” Newsletter #15: The Redwoods Class (9 to 11)

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”  ― Rumi  Expanding Minds, Complex Topics What does it mean to engage in a process of acting upon empowerment, stepping into an innovative role in the world? Who deserves to be called a citizen? Are nine, ten …

Enrollment Open House & MakerFair – Sat 6 Feb

Welcome to The Knowing Garden. Join our community of self-propelled learners inspired to take risks and innovate. This open house is for interested families and the maker community! The Knowing Garden Elementary School offers a collaborative and interactive approach to education. Our teacher and parent community empowers individuals to love learning, cultivate …

TKG Enrollment Information Night – 21 Jan 2016

Welcome to The Knowing Garden. Join our community of self-propelled learners inspired to take risks and innovate. The Knowing Garden Elementary School offers a collaborative and interactive approach to education. Our teacher and parent community empowers individuals to love learning, cultivate relationships, embrace nature and engage with the world as innovators and catalysts. Our …

TKG LISTEN:Is It Really Self-control

 Is It Really Self-control: A Critical Analysis of the “Marshmallow Test” Who hasn’t heard of the Marshmallow Test?! One of the researchers we follow, Angela Duckworth(Duckworth Lab, University of Pennsylvania) writes about why scientists should avoid the immediate gratification of reporting ‘”findings” without a complete analysis of all the variables. We hope …

TKG KNOW: The Wisdom Deficit in Schools

This article appeared in a recent school newsletter as our Resource Of The Week – an article, podcast or video to deepen your knowledge of education news and trends through the TKG Classroom and Community lens. The Wisdom Deficit in Schools New education standards emphasize technical reading skills over an appreciation for literature and the …