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Parent Tip & Enrichment - 2020 January


Parent Tips:

For Parents: Consider purchasing the Louise Bates Ames series “Your Three (Four, Five up to 14) Year Old”  Nothing is more important that aligning our reactions, parenting and education to developmental stages.  These books are old and cheap, but are still the most comprehensive science I’ve read on each year of a child’s life.  If I had more time, I would write an updated series because the insight is so helpful.


Articles:

Check out this article on homework: https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/28/health/no-homework-parenting-wellness-strauss/index.html


An awesome article that was recently re-circulated.  In summary, “The Wall Street Journal recently reported on our country’s most successful innovators: Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Larry Page & Sergey Brin (Google) and Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia) among others.  The article suggests that a Montessori component to education sets them on a life path of creativity, passion, self-direction and comfort with failure and ambiguity.”

https://blogs.wsj.com/ideas-market/2011/04/05/the-montessori-mafia/


When you combine this with Reggio-Emilia, Socratic Method and Project-Based Learning under the AEC the result is the robust learning we’ve seen in the last four months - learning that is exciting, that scaffolds, that inspires inquiry and that makes tough subjects appealing.  



About Parent Tips & Enrichment: At The School House, the idea that a school can educate a child without the engagement of parents has long been disproven. Enrichment is intended to bridge the gap between what a child learns in school and their learning environment at home.

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