A Different Perspective to KAPLA Blocks By Matt Emmons As teachers, when setting up our classrooms, we try to always be as intentional as we can; to have a plan. If someone were to come into our classes and ask why something is out or why it is set up in a certain way, teachers [...]
By Milly Camarena Growing is about playing and struggling. When problems arrive, whether we solve them or not, is not the point. The magic of it is the struggle. The growth that conflict brings and the connections that children make in finding the solution, or just thinking and reflecting about cause and effect, matters. As [...]
By Sara Zacuto "Trust yourself, yes, but also trust children. They know what they need to do." ~Bev Bos
by Sara Zacuto
"Play is not a luxury but rather a crucial dynamic of healthy physical, intellectual, and social-emotional development at all age levels."
By Sara Zacuto
"I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive."
by Eric Eyman
“Children need safe enough environments in which to play and explore, and they need free access to the tools, ideas, and people (including playmates) that can help them along their own chosen paths.”
by Sara Zacuto
"Trust children. Nothing could be more simple, or more difficult. Difficult because to trust children we must learn to trust ourselves, and most of us were taught as children that we could not be trusted."
By Rebecca Sadler
“With children, it is the joint moments of delight that build the social brain."
By Dawn Velez
"Facing risk helps children assess the world around them and their place in it. Over time, they see their abilities grow, and they become ever more confident about stretching their boundaries and taking appropriate chances. They also learn about their limits and the consequences of going too far beyond their limits."
"When we teach our children to "be nice" instead of self-aware – which means, self-directed, self-governed, self-boundaried – we teach them that it is more important to be in a relationship, than it is to be true to oneself."