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by Mira Browne on April 17, 2020
Help! We’re Getting on Each Other’s Nerves
by Mira Browne on April 17, 2020
I’ll admit it. I’ve had a few days in the last month when I’ve lost it. I’ve been stuck in this house with my husband and my two boys. I love them with all my heart, but our togetherness is unrelenting, and there are moments when we’re having conflic... Read full article
by Beth Dinelli, M.Ed. on April 15, 2020
Building a Strong Foundation for Reading Success in Young Children
by Beth Dinelli, M.Ed. on April 15, 2020
As an educator that specializes in teaching students with learning differences I am often asked by parents of young children, “How can I ensure that my child will be a successful reader and speller?” While a number of factors play a role in this... Read full article
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 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