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This fossil demonstrates distinct similarities between dinosaurs and birds.

Fossils Presentation

Our art room was the setting for a presentation by TMS parent, Jason Schein, Assistant Curator of Natural History at the New Jersey State Museum, who talked about fossils, dinosaurs and dinosaur bone with the Lower Elementary classes. We learned that fossils are actually rocks. By studying them and evidence more »

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This is why Finland has the best schools

The Harvard education professor Howard Gardner once advised Americans, “Learn from Finland, which has the most effective schools and which does just about the opposite of what we are doing in the United States.” Source: This is why Finland has the best schools

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How Urban Adventure Playgrounds Foster Grit and Resilience in Kids – The Atlantic

Kids can build, climb, graffiti, and create—giving helicopter parents a chance to relax and children the freedom to become more resilient. Source: How Urban Adventure Playgrounds Foster Grit and Resilience in Kids – The Atlantic

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The Montessori School: Gardening & The Cold

Source: The Montessori School: Gardening & The Cold

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Principal: What happened when my school ended useless homework – The Washington Post

And what young children now do when they go home. Source: Principal: What happened when my school ended useless homework – The Washington Post

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Beyond the 10,000-hour-rule: Experts disagree about the value of practice – The Boston Globe

Several new publications come to very different conclusions about how much practice matters. Source: Beyond the 10,000-hour-rule: Experts disagree about the value of practice – The Boston Globe

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‘Diddy’ the schoolmaster? Sean Combs to open Harlem charter school – CSMonitor.com

The rapper, producer, and entrepreneur joins a long list of celebrities who have tapped their fortunes to fund new models for education. Source: ‘Diddy’ the schoolmaster? Sean Combs to open Harlem charter school – CSMonitor.com

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How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off – The New York Times

Child prodigies rarely become adult geniuses who change the world. Originality is difficult to encourage but easy to thwart. Source: How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off – The New York Times

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What Character Strengths Should Educators Focus On and How? | MindShift | KQED News

How do schools that focus on character affect students? One researcher took a close look by comparing schools that focus on moral, civic and performance character. Source: What Character Strengths Should Educators Focus On and How? | MindShift | KQED News

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Corporate Kindergarten: How A Montessori Mindset Can Transform Your Business – Forbes

What Montessori students know about the future of leadership, corporate culture and innovation that you don’t. Source: Corporate Kindergarten: How A Montessori Mindset Can Transform Your Business – Forbes