Tag Archives: development

Social-Emotional Learning

What is social-emotional learning? The relatively new and evolving field of S.E.L. is examined at length by Jennifer Kahn in her New York Times article, Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught? Social-emotional learning is based on the premise that emotional skills and academic performance go hand in hand. Kahn tapped Marc Brackett, senior research scientist in psychology at Yale University.  According to Brackett, emotional skills

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Seeing Challenging Behavior in a New Light

For some parents, the time when their little baby turns 2 or 3 and begins to act his age is more terrifying than the thought of being trapped in a McDonald’s indoor Playland on a rainy Saturday afternoon. My youngest has me awed as I watch him navigate the ‘terrible’ twos and make his way into the ‘terrific’ threes, and I marvel that toddlers

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Questions from Parents to Preschool Teachers

Answered by our own Ms. Karen and Ms. Katie What are some important lessons that my child is learning in preschool this year? How can I support my child’s development this year? What skills do you expect the students to have by the end of the year? Taken from Colorado State Standards-Reading, Writing, Communicating; Mathematics, Science and Social Studies What activities can I do

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