Friday, October 20, 2017

Teaching Writing to a Preschooler: How Not to Kill Their Fire.

October 1, 2012 by  
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“Linda!” Nandu puffed out in exasperation “I CAN’T write! I’m just 4!!”

I looked at her: “Nandu, do you know what writing is?”

Da Vinci Innovation Academy (K-8) enrollment process for 2012 begins October 20.

October 11, 2011 by  
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Da Vinci Innovation Academy (K-8) enrollment process for 2012 begins October 20.

No Child Left Behind… What?

November 23, 2010 by  
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“No Child Left Behind” has inadvertently placed undue emphasis on elements that have nothing to do with academic success. The entire system has instead created a generation of button-pushers who lack critical thinking skills as well as the emotional and social intelligence to get their needs met independently. We are not creating people who are following in the footsteps of our forefathers: independent thinkers, inventors, and self-sufficient pioneers who have the skills and tenacity to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps in Horatio Alger fashion.

Everything Becomes Play

October 28, 2010 by  
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Most children, and some talented adults, can take practical life (getting dressed, for example) and turn it into a magical adventure. Everything is play, and everything becomes play. So why do we try to pounce it out of them? “Straighten up! Hurry Up! Come on, we’ll be late!” …

Redondo Beach – Based Enrichment Classes for Elementary Aged Children are Starting Soon!

October 5, 2010 by  
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PASS IT ON: We are Now offering a Schedule of Enriching Classes for People ages 5 and Up!
Format: FUN, Constructivist, and Practical classes to satisfy the core standards in a way that nurtures critical thinking pathways in the brain (3 R’s plus plus!!)

Neil DeGrasseTyson on America’s Education Deficit

June 15, 2010 by  
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“Kids want to explore. They look at something and ask ‘How does that work?’ But we stop them from finding out…” Neil DeGrasseTyson

10 Reasons to Seek Alternives to Public School for Your Child

March 30, 2010 by  
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by Jerry Mintz Many parents don’t realize that the education world has changed drastically since they were in school. Schools and class sizes used to be smaller, dropout rates lower, in-school violence almost unheard of, and teachers weren’t terrified of showing affection to their students, or of discussing moral values. Of course, even then, school […]