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Theme: Neuroscience

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 […]

Teen boy in mountains - Mindfulness

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.

Girls holding hands at Caulbridge School

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.

Child at picnic table in the rain

Children who Fidget

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.