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Animal Tracking as Literacy!

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. […]

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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 […]

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At Least One-in-Five Children in Every Classroom is Effected

Child Development, Engaging the Senses, Learning & Teaching, Updates | October 22, 2017

Is your child easily overwhelmed by the environment; sensitive to loud noises or scratchy surfaces?Is your child is having difficulty saying goodbye at school, or with small motor activities like holding a pencil? Does your child fall a lot or play too rough with other children? These varied behaviors may be indicators of sensory delays. […]

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Kids are ALWAYS on Their Best Behavior

Child Development, Self-Efficacy & Agency, Updates | October 13, 2017

Surely a child yelling ‘I hate you’ or throwing shoes around the room is not their best behavior. At that moment, yes, it is. Infants will cry to let us know they are hungry or need our help to meet their needs.

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When Your Child is Happy at School, You’ll be Happy Too!

Child Development, Learning & Teaching, Self-Efficacy & Agency, Updates | March 30, 2017

There is still time to find the right education. Caulbridge School answers the call of forward thinking families who want more for their children; parents who want a relevant education in a nurturing environment.

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Teaching Kids to Love What They Hate: Why it’s essential

Child Development, Learning & Teaching, Self-Efficacy & Agency, Updates | January 10, 2017

You may have heard ‘I hate math’ or ‘I’m not good at reading’. Learning is a natural process for children, so when they resist learning they may be telling us something much more significant

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Caulbridge School teaches Oracy

Learning & Teaching, Self-Efficacy & Agency | September 16, 2016

Oracy includes speaking and listening skills, rhetorical techniques, self-regulation and presence. Can a student look you in the eye, listen to another’s perspective and offer a reasoned point of view?

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Teaching, Learning and Measuring What Matters

Learning & Teaching, Self-Efficacy & Agency, Updates | July 15, 2016

Preparing children to be adaptive thinkers with strength of heart and character is essential in these unprecedented times of change and uncertainty in the world. Caulbridge School has committed to an in-depth assessment process that measures courageous learning and positive self-concept

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Coming of Age with Mindfulness

Child Development, Neuroscience, Self-Efficacy & Agency | January 26, 2016

Early adolescence (the 11-14 year old) is characterized by rapid physiological and psychological changes. Challenging children socially and physically helps to sort out the paradox between their inner life and their new-found need for sovereignty in their outer world.

Boy sawing wood at Caulbridge School

Real life, Practical Arts and Skills

Engaging the Senses, Self-Efficacy & Agency | January 6, 2016

We teach fire building at Caulbridge School, not because we expect our students will be stranded in the wilderness and need to survive; rather for the sense of accomplishment, confidence and mastery it provides.

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Childhood is a Distinct Time

Child Development, Engaging the Senses, Featured, Neuroscience | September 17, 2014

Children are not miniature adults; they have a unique set of needs for healthy development. Only when children are engaged with relevant and developmentally appropriate activities can developmental milestones be reached and real learning occur.

Close-up of happy children at Caulbridge School

Learning is Acting in New Ways

Engaging the Senses, Featured, Learning & Teaching, Neuroscience | August 6, 2014

Acting or behaving in new ways can support healthy brain development and influence learning. Children experience the world through the senses; then interpret those experiences through the intellectual and emotional body, which leads to action.

Children being hands on a clock at Caulbridge School

Learning is Physiological, and Begins in the Body

Child Development, Engaging the Senses, Featured, Learning & Teaching, Neuroscience | July 6, 2014

Learning is physiological and begins in the body. Neural processes are not limited to the brain mass, but rather are distributed throughout the body in an extensive network of electrochemical activity.

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Teaching Kids to Love What They Hate: Why it’s essential

Child Development, Learning & Teaching, Self-Efficacy & Agency, Updates | January 10, 2017

You may have heard ‘I hate math’ or ‘I’m not good at reading’. Learning is a natural process for children, so when they resist learning they may be telling us something much more significant

Young boy speaking in front of class

Caulbridge School teaches Oracy

Learning & Teaching, Self-Efficacy & Agency | September 16, 2016

Oracy includes speaking and listening skills, rhetorical techniques, self-regulation and presence. Can a student look you in the eye, listen to another’s perspective and offer a reasoned point of view?

Theron and Isaac - website- sq

Kids are ALWAYS on Their Best Behavior

Child Development, Self-Efficacy & Agency, Updates | October 13, 2017

Surely a child yelling ‘I hate you’ or throwing shoes around the room is not their best behavior. At that moment, yes, it is. Infants will cry to let us know they are hungry or need our help to meet their needs.

girl in dirt - black and white

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 […]

girl with sidewalk chalk

Teaching, Learning and Measuring What Matters

Learning & Teaching, Self-Efficacy & Agency, Updates | July 15, 2016

Preparing children to be adaptive thinkers with strength of heart and character is essential in these unprecedented times of change and uncertainty in the world. Caulbridge School has committed to an in-depth assessment process that measures courageous learning and positive self-concept

Boys in fallen tree

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. […]

Justus weaving 2

At Least One-in-Five Children in Every Classroom is Effected

Child Development, Engaging the Senses, Learning & Teaching, Updates | October 22, 2017

Is your child easily overwhelmed by the environment; sensitive to loud noises or scratchy surfaces?Is your child is having difficulty saying goodbye at school, or with small motor activities like holding a pencil? Does your child fall a lot or play too rough with other children? These varied behaviors may be indicators of sensory delays. […]

Children doing dishes at Caulbridge School

Self-Efficacy or Self-Esteem?

Child Development, Self-Efficacy & Agency | June 6, 2014

Self-efficacy is the belief that we can successfully impact our world. Unlike self-esteem, which is concerned with judgments of self-worth, self-efficacy is concerned with judgments of personal capability.