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The Emerging Field of Contemplative Science & How It Can Help Us Help Kids Thrive

It seems “mindfulness” has hit the big time. A simple news search of the term in Google typically brings up several thousand results. It seems everybody’s talking about it. One reason why is just our search for solutions to the … Continue reading

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Standardized Testing Can’t Measure What Matters

Quick: What’s the difference between No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top? Not much. As Diane Ravitch notes in a powerful and insightful essay in the New York Review of Books, both are part of what Pasi Sahlberg … Continue reading

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The Happiness Contagion

Pay it Backward Have you ever had a stranger help you from out of the blue? Our good friend Don was recently thinking about the quality of empathy and what it would be like to receive such a random act … Continue reading

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Adaptations: Yoga Calm for Children on the Autism Spectrum

From the time we began to formalize and integrate the activities that became Yoga Calm, it was important to us to keep the program flexible and adaptable. We wanted to create something that could meet the needs of all students … Continue reading

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How to Nurture Learning: Environment + Method

It never ceases to amaze us, the many talented and passionate educators we meet each year during our Summer Intensive. They come from all over – Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Michigan, Minnesota, Washington and Oregon – yet all share … Continue reading

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