Dec 1
2014

The Right Age for Academics

There is a commonly held belief that children who learn early learn more over the long haul. Surely, a four-year-old who is taught to read will become a fourth grader well ahead of her peers in reading. Research, however, indicates that the opposite is true — not only do younger students in academics fall behind their older peers in the early grades, they STAY behind those peers long term. However, researching your options and understanding the full benefits of selecting a school with an earlier than main-steam birthday cut-off, can makes standing against the cultural pressure of “too much too soon” much easier for parents.

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Oct 6
2014

The Moveable Classroom

Picture a first grader. Boundless energy, constantly moving, full of questions and ideas. Now picture a regular First Grade classroom. Neat First-Grader-sized desks lined up in rows, still and containing. What happens when you plop the First graders into these strict desks? Energy comes out in fidgets, wiggles, or slouching. They can, at times, have […]

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