|Childhood is not a dress rehearsal for adulthood, nor is it a race. it is a separate, unique, and very special phase of life.
|We talk so much about preparing kids for school but give very little thought to preparing schools for kids.
|When I hear stories of small children who are bewildered, frustrated, and even defeated in their earliest school experiences, trying with brave determination to do what is asked of them and failing to understand why they can't, I wonder, what if everybody understood child development?
|Brain research confirms that the mind and body are not separate entities and that the functions of the body contribute to the functions of the mind.
| I shouldn't have to defend play for children any more than I should have to defend their eating, sleeping, and breathing.
||Social Emotional Learning
| If we accept that no two snowflakes are alike, why wouldn't we accept that no two [children] -- even of the same gender and age -- are alike?