What is Autism?

Fortunately, autism awareness is increasing in today‚Äôs society, but there are still many misconceptions about what autism is and is not. This blog post will not be able to explain fully the depth of this statement, but will aim to clarify and elucidate various common characteristics of autism to promote further understanding. Autism is often… Continue reading

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5 Tips to Improve Critical Thinking Skills

Live long enough and you will understand that the entire life is full of making decisions. ¬†Those decisions are often followed by actions which directly impact the outcomes we seek.¬† Therefore, achieving desired outcomes depends on making good decisions which require critical thinking skills.   Critical thinking is a valuable skill that anyone can improve… Continue reading

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The Learning Method of Reggio Emilia

What is Reggio Emilia? Reggio Emilia is an early childhood and primary educational approach championed by Loris Malaguzzi¬†of¬†Reggio Emilia, Italy just after World War II. The approach asks parents and teachers to recognize children as ‚Äúrich in potential, driven by the power of wanting to grow‚ÄĚ (Wurm, 2005). Children exhibit¬†a¬†desire to grow.¬†Children are¬†naturally curious questioners… Continue reading

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Three Easy Ways You Can Help Your Child Be A Critical Thinker

Having worked with diverse students and families on issues in education, I notice many parents have one similar concern.¬†They¬†want their children to¬†think critically and be global thinkers, but aren‚Äôt sure what they can do as parents to¬†help. Watch your children grow with these three easy steps towards cultivating critical thinking!   Read Everything with Your… Continue reading

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