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
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. […]
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. […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
Engaging the Senses, Featured, Learning & Teaching | June 1, 2014
Our country’s current school system remains locked into an education paradigm that is no longer relevant for our time. At the core of the problem is that learning has been about accumulating information, rote information, fragmented subject matter, and irrelevant testing methods often unrelated to a child’s developmental needs.
Child Development, Engaging the Senses, Neuroscience, Updates | May 6, 2014
Athletes know the importance of ‘warming up’ before any physical activity, both to prevent injury and to prepare for optimal performance. This warm up activity focuses the internal warmth and rising energy into the task at hand. The muscles, organs and brain become more alert, and working in sync with each other, are ready for learning.