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Why are so many college students returning home?

Kids are applying to college, getting in, and beginning freshman year — and then dropping out in record numbers. Here are the top reasons why. by: Connie Matthiessen | March 21, 2017 Miguel Flores was excited when he got into San Francisco State University. But after his freshman year, Flores decided not to go back. …


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The Benefit of Animals

There is a lot of information about how animals help children in all sorts of situations - but especially in an educational environment. Children can learn a great many lessons and develop positive personality traits by working with farm animals. Working with animals will teach children responsibility and promote good character and integrity. A farm ...


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Forcing Schools To Hit The ‘Reset’ Button

LISTEN TO STORY HERE: George Watts Montessori Magnet sits just north of downtown Durham, N.C., along the eastern edge of Duke University. Its sprawling, red-brick campus is nearly a century old and surrounded by gorgeously restored family homes that once housed Duke fraternities, before the university sold them off. Each morning, the sidewalk bustles with …


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20th Century Classroom vs. the 21st Century Classroom

20th Century Classroom vs. the 21st Century Classroom What is 21st century curriculum? Twenty-first century curriculum has certain critical attributes. It is interdisciplinary, project-based, and research-driven. It is connected to the community [embedyt][/embedyt] Traditional Vs Montessori USA 1960’s typical classroom – teacher-centered, fragmented curriculum, students working in isolation, memorizing facts. A classroom at the School ...


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101 Things Parents Can Do For Kids

1. Read about Montessori education and philosophy and how it applies to your child. 2. Purchase a copy of The Michael Olaf Catalog(s). These wonderful publications are a clear introduction to Montessori for parents as well as a source book of ideal toys, materials, books, etc. for the home. ( 3. Take the time to …


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The Benefits of Yoga

Students at Academy for the Brilliant Child engage in yoga meditation and lessons to learn about benefits of the ancient artform. Students practice stretching, breathing, poses, and meditiation to help support their development and physical health and wellness. Articles support the belief that yoga is beneficial for children and teens in helping maintain balanced lives. ...






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