Seedlings: Germinating Awareness of the Bigger Picture

By Karyn Jankowski   When we returned from the holidays a couple weeks ago, we gathered together all the bins and boxes we could find around the school and filled them with garden soil in preparation for germinating the seeds that would become the first garden crop in our new location.  We had all the seeds for a proper late winter planting:  arugula, kale,

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Aha Moments: Learning through Discovery

By Karyn Jankowski     Parents often wonder why we teach the way we do. When expectations aren’t met within a set timeframe, parents oftentimes become concerned. They may wonder why we aren’t insisting a child practice a particular skill or work harder on a particular concept. These are valid questions, and I’d like to share with you some of the psychology that drives

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