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by Sarah Shaffer on January 30, 2020
Leaping into Learning
by Sarah Shaffer on January 30, 2020
The idea that we’ve removed recess in the name of giving children more time to work on skills that boost test scores is based on an absolute failure to understand the developmental link between play and healthy brains.... Read full article
by Sarah Shaffer on December 16, 2019
The Full Measure of a Child
by Sarah Shaffer on December 16, 2019
But what if our race to the top has resulted in a race to the bottom, at least in terms of taking the fun out of learning? In our rush to get back to the basics, we may have forgotten something very basic: there’s profound and genuine joy ...... Read full article
by Sarah Shaffer on November 11, 2019
Kids and Climate Without Tears
by Sarah Shaffer on November 11, 2019
Our kids have enough to worry about without adding the climate apocalypse—fires, mudslides, droughts, heat waves, hurricanes, and floods—to the list. I want the children in my programs to fall in love with the natural world...... Read full article
by Sarah Shaffer on July 12, 2019
Where Have All the Children Gone?
by Sarah Shaffer on July 12, 2019
I worry that there there may be equal cause for alarm in a “silent summer” of backyards devoid of children’s voices. Parents used to have to shoo their kids outdoors to play. Now we hardly know that they are home. And that is not a good thing.... Read full article
by Sarah Shaffer on November 16, 2018
What if Questions Are the Answer?
by Sarah Shaffer on November 16, 2018
What is it about labeling science a formal subject that robs the endeavor of fun and drains kids of their passion? Might there be some connection between your child’s grade on a report card and his sudden “I-hate-science” statements? ... Read full article
by Parents Press on November 9, 2018
Bay Area Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trots
by Parents Press on November 9, 2018
Looking for a way to diminish the impact of the average 4,000 calorie Thanksgiving Day feast? Look no further than some of the best Bay Area turkey trots.... Read full article
by Erika Mailman on November 9, 2018
Digging Dinosaurs!
by Erika Mailman on November 9, 2018
A Bay Area Guide to Local Digs.... Read full article
by Haley Reen on November 9, 2018
Adult Swim
by Haley Reen on November 9, 2018
It’s Beer Thirty... Read full article
by Sarah Shaffer on November 17, 2016
Catapulting to the Head of the Class
by Sarah Shaffer on November 17, 2016
“This isn’t science. This is fun!” “Children are born true scientists. They spontaneously experiment and experience and reexperience again. They select, combine, and test, seeking to find order in their experiences – ‘which is the mostest? ...... Read full article
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