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Theme: Neuroscience

A School with a Child Development Perspective

Child Development, Engaging the Senses, Neuroscience | October 7, 2019

Children are not miniature adults – a second-grader is not a deficient twelfth-grader. Children are not miniature adults – a second-grader is not a deficient twelfth-grader. Children have a unique set of needs that must be met at each developmental stage to progress toward healthy growth and maturity. Traditional schools will decide what they want […]

Your Child’s Self-Regulation is Not Just Self-Control

Child Development, Neuroscience, Self-Efficacy & Agency | February 9, 2019

Self-regulation relates to your child’s ability to successfully participate in the classroom, take turns, understand social cues, make good decisions and be a good friend. Defined as the ability to manage one’s behavior, emotions, thoughts

What is Developmental Movement and Why Does My Child Need It?

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

Are We Giving Up on Our Children – Only to Accommodate the System?

Child Development, Learning & Teaching, Neuroscience, Updates | December 2, 2018

Accommodations in school are generally offered in response to a student’s academic, social-emotional or physical discrepancies. With rare exception, a student’s academic struggles are

Why is My Child Struggling in School?

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

Explicit Teaching: Old-Fashioned or Essential?

Child Development, Learning & Teaching, Neuroscience | February 13, 2018

Your child’s well-developed working memory contributes to effective learning, strong executive functioning skills and their social-emotional development. Children are bombarded with sensory inputs that are taxing

A Common Sense Kindergarten

Child Development, Learning & Teaching, Neuroscience | January 10, 2018

Kindergarten can set the stage for a child’s school experience, laying the foundation for what kind of learner they become. Caulbridge School works to balance a child’s sensory-motor, social-emotional and academic development because to skip over any of these distinct areas will have consequences as your child moves through their school years. Sensory-motor skills are […]

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

Observation skills are at the core of problem solving, in that one must first identify the problem and all its components before finding solutions that make the most sense. This skill transfers over to a student’s ability to read a situation, notice both the obvious and the more subtle signs, and then develop conclusions based […]