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 …

TKG LISTEN: MIT Welcomes Makers

TKG is part of the “maker movement.”  We create space for exploration, hands-on learning and nurture a playful attitude towards discovery. In our space, tinkering provides the opportunity to build a deep interest in academic learning.  This article was offered as a parent resource in a recent newsletter. MIT Welcomes Makers …

TKG LISTEN: Preschoolers Outsmart College Students In Figuring Out Gadgets

A parent resource focusing on Brain Function and Development… Preschoolers Outsmart College Students In Figuring Out Gadgets MICHELLE TRUDEAU/NPR One of the reasons, at TKG, we are willing to give time for students to process rather than force them to stick to the ‘task’ is because reflecting draws the learning out …

TKG LISTEN: Art is Vital to enabling voice and creativity

Art Is Vital The best education enables artistic voice and creative habits of mind. JAMES HAMBLIN/The Atlantic     JUN 28 2014 At TKG, we value art in the classroom – doing, observing, making, feeling…in order to develop multiple intelligences, we offer opportunities for physical, cognitive, and emotional experiences connected …

FROM UNDER OUR BIG TREE: Week 2

“The trouble is if you don’t spend your life yourself, other people spend it for you.” ― Peter Shaffer, Five Finger Exercise: A Play More new beginnings this week! Drums, Chess, Spanish…thanks for supporting TKG’s growth.  Let’s get to this week in our classrooms: Meeting Discussions: Bill of Rights! Sprouts said …