Conflict helps us Learn

“How were you brave? How were you kind? How did you fail? What are you grateful for? These four little questions can be a helpful tool for unwinding a busy day at school and supporting a growth/flexible mindset for your student. It takes the focus away from pain and directs …

TKG’s COVID Safety Plan

Goals and intentions TKG is meeting outdoors in small pods, not indoors for any part of the school day This plan is created to help us preserve TKG values of hands-on learning and empowerment Developmental progress will be the first factor for assignments into small groups. Parents will not send …

Triangle Conferences – A Snapshot

At TKG, we believe that students are people who are developing in their own way and at their own rate.  We favor a holistic approach to assessment that includes academic, social, and emotional development of each child.  Therefore, assessment of progress is through anecdotal observation, individual student conferences, formative assessments, …

What is outdoor school like?

You are wondering how outdoor school works. Can children really learn outside of a classroom? Don’t they need to be at a desk? What about state standards? First, our environment is responsive to student, teacher, and family. Academic learning is guided within a context of a relationship-based environment. In just …

2020 Tax Benefits are still available! TKG is a 501c3 Organization

Do you still need a tax write off? When you support TKG, you support a learning environment that values giving students the opportunity to learn about and practice agency, empathy & activism. TAX/EID #27-4487337. DONATE online (credit cards, checks, paypal) CHECK: Mail to The Knowing Garden, 4733 Torrance Blvd. Box #324, Torrance …

Learning about Safety through Play and Mistakes

TKG is a special place because self-awareness and confidence-building are part of academic learning. By switching phrases from “Be Careful!” to something more specific and open-ended, we all learn about trust, cooperation, collaboration, and resilience. Recently, our classroom has been outdoors and that means, more exposure to experiences with flora …