Nurturing Kindness at Home

It is as important to teach our children kindness as it is to teach them things like reading, math or safety. Some children have a harder time reading social cues of others or putting themselves in someone else’s shoes. It is up to us to model and teach how to be...

Cultivating Kindness in the Classroom

The best way to promote kindness in our classrooms is to model it for our students. When children see what it looks like and hear what it sounds like, they are much more likely to be able to be kind themselves. We often pay attention to community building and being...

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...