Child Development, Engaging the Senses, Learning & Teaching, Updates | January 27, 2019
The chart below compares the basic needs for human development and a child’s school success. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs reminds us that only when the basic physiological and safety needs are met, can one
Child Development, Engaging the Senses, Neuroscience | January 6, 2019
Children first learn through the senses and movement of the body. A baby’s reflexes are small movements that help the brain learn; connecting experiences (sensing or touching) with
Child Development, Engaging the Senses, Learning & Teaching, Neuroscience | September 25, 2018
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
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,
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.