Learning with Your Hands

Go back a little to leap further. -John Clarke
In the introduction to Hands-On Science and Math: Fun, Fascinating Activities for Young Children, author Beth Davis observes that “…children exposed to hands-on science instruction gain greater subject-matter understanding than students exposed to only book learning or traditional worksheets. When I doubled the amount of hands-on instruction give to the lowest performing student population in […]

Seven Elements of Resilience

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. -Thomas Jefferson
In her article in the July 2014 issue of Exchange, “Making Happy Happen: Building Resilience in Children,” Rachel Robertson points out that “one of the best ways to nurture happiness is to prepare children for the adversity they are guaranteed to encounter in life: in other words, develop their resilience.” In the article, Robertson shares […]