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Children and boredom

Psychologists recommend children be bored in the summer — Quartz

  Source: Psychologists recommend children be bored in the summer — Quartz

Students play at the playground in Pishtaz school in Tehran

Why Movement is Essential in Early Childhood – The Atlantic

  Children acquire knowledge by acting and then reflecting on their experiences, but such opportunities are increasingly rare in school. Source: Why Movement is Essential in Early Childhood – The Atlantic

Digital reading blog

Screens vs. Print: Does Digital Reading Change How Students Get the Big Picture? – Inside School Research – Education Week

Can it really make a difference whether that class assignment is on a screen or printed out? Yes, finds new research. Source: Screens vs. Print: Does Digital Reading Change How Students Get the Big Picture? – Inside School Research – Education Week

Mindfulness blog

The Mindful Child – The New York Times

New research shows the benefits of meditation for the elementary school set. Source: The Mindful Child – The New York Times

Education and change blog

16 Modern Realities Schools (and Parents) Need to Accept. Now.

It’s been interesting to watch over the last year or so a growing chorus of parents, authors, educators and even some policy makers begin to articulate their concern over the relevance of the current Source: 16 Modern Realities Schools (and Parents) Need to Accept. Now. target=”_blank”

Homework blog

Research Finds Effects Of Homework On Elementary Students

  You might think homework is a great thing, but recent research suggests that maybe it’s time to re-evaluate our use of it. Source: Research Finds Effects Of Homework On Elementary Students

Duck-billed platypus fossil

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 »

Finland education blog

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

Friendly neighborhood blog

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

Gardening plants

The Montessori School: Gardening & The Cold

Source: The Montessori School: Gardening & The Cold