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Theme: Neuroscience

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.