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Why is My Child Struggling in School?

If your child has difficulties with recalling previous lessons, is easily distracted or generally resists learning, there may be other factors at play. A child’s academic struggles may be indications of other sensory-motor, social-emotional or

50% of Children Will Not Be Able to Cope. How to Make Sure Yours Will.

Child Development, Engaging the Senses, Self-Efficacy & Agency | August 29, 2018

Fifty percent of our current population of children will be diagnosed with anxiety, depression or a mood disorder by the time they are 18. While all children will experience stress and anxiety,

No Child Left Inside: Connecting Children, Nature and Learning

Child Development, Engaging the Senses, Learning & Teaching, Updates | May 7, 2018

At the end of the school day, 7-year-old Tyler carries his muddied, wet clothes in a bag like a trophy, greeting his mom with a huge smile and shouts ‘I did it, I caught some tadpoles’. His mother sees

Common Sense Education in Uncommon Times

Child Development, Learning & Teaching, Self-Efficacy & Agency, Updates | April 23, 2018

In these unprecedented times of change and uncertainty, we cannot begin to know the world our children will inherit. How, then do we trust that we are effectively preparing them? Sometimes in an effort to accelerate

It’s Worth the Time to Find the Right Education for Your Child.

Child Development, Learning & Teaching, Updates | April 15, 2018

Do you find yourself relieved that the end of the school year is approaching? Are you thankful that summer will be a respite from struggles with your child who resists going to school every morning? Are you hoping your child will ‘mature’ over the summer and next year will be a fresh start? Are you […]

Building Your Child’s Internal Architecture

Child Development, Learning & Teaching, Self-Efficacy & Agency | March 28, 2018

Your child’s internal architecture refers to their integrity, ethical thinking, initiative, compassion and awareness. The foundation for this internal architecture begins at an early age and must be built upon an underlying sense of trust and

Explicit Teaching: Old-Fashioned or Essential?

Child Development, Learning & Teaching, Neuroscience | February 13, 2018

Your child’s well-developed working memory contributes to effective learning, strong executive functioning skills and their social-emotional development. Children are bombarded with sensory inputs that are taxing

When it Comes to Learning, The Mind Follows The Body

Updates | January 22, 2018

Preparing the body for learning is much like an athlete warming up before any physical undertaking. These warm-up activities bring more blood and oxygen flow to the brain, focusing energy into

A Common Sense Kindergarten

Child Development, Learning & Teaching, Neuroscience | January 10, 2018

Kindergarten can set the stage for a child’s school experience, laying the foundation for what kind of learner they become. Caulbridge School works to balance a child’s sensory-motor, social-emotional and academic development because to skip over any of these distinct areas will have consequences as your child moves through their school years. Sensory-motor skills are […]

It Starts Around Third Grade

Child Development, Learning & Teaching, Neuroscience | December 3, 2017

Academics tend to break down around third grade, when children go from learning-to-read to reading-to-learn; or from simple arithmetic to more complex math concepts. In the earlier grades it is more likely that learning differences will go unnoticed because

How to Choose a Private School: Ten Things to Consider and Questions to Ask

Learning & Teaching, Neuroscience | November 29, 2017

Ronnie’s Awesome List presents a guest article by Debra Lambrecht, Founder of Caulbridge Education. I’ll never forget the most meaningful advice given to me

Animal Tracking as Literacy!

Engaging the Senses, Neuroscience, Self-Efficacy & Agency, Updates | November 7, 2017

Every parent wants their child to be able to walk into a situation, read what is happening and then be able to act accordingly. Tracking is the science and art of observing animal tracks and other signs for the purpose of gaining understanding of the landscape, along with the systems that make up the environment. […]

Your Child’s Neuro Signature

Child Development, Learning & Teaching, Neuroscience | October 28, 2017

When viewing these colored images of a brain, it may not be obvious if we’re looking at a child or an adult brain. The centers that control critical thinking, spatial movements, language or executive functioning are developed at birth. What are NOT developed are the neuropathways and connections between the centers. Neuropathways are developing at […]