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time needed to think …

Time to do this…time to do that..now go to music..now go to art…now do math in groups…spelling time…now eat your food..now go to the toilet. Now do your mindfulness breathing so you can “let it go”. Kids and teachers are … Continue reading

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All people, no matter their age……

All people, no matter their age, can learn from each other in a variety of ways and the environment needs to encourage and support that.

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play supports socio-cognitive development

“Children’s social-emotional development is inextricably linked to their acquisition of cognitive skills. And play is where the cognitive and social-emotional come together. Yes, kids are capable of amazing things—they are, in fact, our littlest innovators—but play, as neuroscientist and anthropologist … Continue reading

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Loss of Free Play Time Has a Price

Appropriate classrooms for 5-7 year olds are rapidly disappearing, given over to learning blocks dedicated to discrete subjects, which sideline the kind of imaginative play on which children thrive. So basically..brain growth and development is being sidelined in favor of … Continue reading

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Beating Black Children and the Legacy of Slavery

A cultural perspective… http://www.laprogressive.com/beating-black-children/?utm_source=LA%20Progressive%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=8169be148c-LAP_News_17April12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9f184a8aad-8169be148c-271711877

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Natural Born Learners Don’t Need Math?

“Kids don’t need to learn math if they are not interested in it…” Wow thats courageous to say..kids don’t need to learn math. Not sure I am in complete and utter agreement with that…unless we are talking about math programs … Continue reading

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Dreamscaping

Header photo:   Truman Capote and Harper Lee’s shared backyard   You know what would really be great…just to begin with? If schools, cities, towns and countries set aside  more outside areas especially for young people. Play space. Adventure room. … Continue reading

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Teaching and Learning is Not a Business. It’s a process

So this Charter School idea started out with the best of intentions. Thing is..there is no reason that our regular public schools can’t be doing amazing things across the board. Some public schools are already amazing..I have seen them… Local … Continue reading

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relish the spirit of childhood longer and play play play play play play

The Progressive Education Network devoted its biannual national conference to play.  The 2013 theme was “Play Hard”. Educators gathered in Los Angeles to share what is being learned about the importance of play to human development… This coming October 2015 … Continue reading

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Stories from the cottage…a collection.

Stories here…. https://cthebean.wordpress.com/category/stories-from-the-cottage/

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