It’s Time to Play!

What comes to mind when you think about play? For some of us, play is fun, something we look forward to, and a deep source of joy. For others of us, the very unpredictability and unstructured nature of play makes us uncomfortable. It won’t surprise you to realize that...

Closing a Memorable School Year

People shape their memories of events by how they end, so it is important to think about how you want to end this year with your students. It is a time of year filled with mixed emotions for both teachers and students. You’ve seen some remarkable student growth, and...

Parenting for a Smooth Successful Transition to Summer

One of the unique things about human beings is that we have the ability to live in the present, reflect back on the past and plan for the future. Saying goodbye is a lifelong process. As the school year ends, children are leaving teachers, friends and a daily routine...

Celebrating Uniqueness and Building Connections

We are living in an increasingly diverse world and have much to learn from one another. Our children are exposed to and go to school with children who may have very different backgrounds from their own. This is a rich opportunity for all children to learn to...