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Beyond Bribes, Rewards, and Punishments

Beyond Bribes, Rewards, and Punishments

     A Montessori Approach to Clean… Beyond Rewards, Bribes, & Punishment A Montessori Approach to Building Intrinsic Motivation 42 ways that the Montessori approach builds intrinsic discipline in our children. by Simone Davies In my last article on a...
50 Ways to Celebrate Summer Learning

50 Ways to Celebrate Summer Learning

50 Ways to Celebrate Summer Learning by Cheryl Allen Summer is a time of more daylight, warmer temperatures, and more time outdoors. We may think that, for children who are out of school in the summer, it is not a time of learning. Yet, it can be an incredible time of...
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

  Most of us are aware that the United Nations adopted a declaration on the universal rights of the child, but many of us have not read it. Here is the introduction and the link to the full text. We encourage you to revisit it from time to time and reflect on the...
Less Talk – More Respect

Less Talk – More Respect

Do you feel like you talk too much about your child’s behavior? Are you constantly repeating your requests and explaining things your children already understand? Joe Newman, the author of “Raising Lions” will talk about how replacing our explanations and...
Less Talk – More Respect

Adjusting to Life in 2020-2021: Empowering and Encouraging Healthy Practices at Home and at School

So much of what we are all hearing on the media about Covid 19 is scary and not particularly helpful in empowering children from about 11 years old through adolescents about ways to take care of themselves. We are very good about giving our children ways to keep themselves safe from strangers or ways to […]

Storytelling and Executive Functioning

Storytelling and Executive Functioning

All classroom teachers have had experiences with children who have difficulty in school; often, it’s unclear why. We might try a number of things and still find frustration. Often, the students clearly want to do well and evince great potential, but their difficulties...