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November 2017

At School

Lighting The Fire: 4 Ways To Teach Innovation

William Butler Yeats said, “Education should not be the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” Innovation is the very spark that lights the fires of change and development, and we should be educating children to be innovators. What we are doing, instead, is teaching them to be rote memorization robots. This is not to say that rote memorization is all bad. Teaching rote memorization allows students to flex their memory muscles and quickly recall important basic…

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At Home

Why Manners Still Matter

Every year, our Kindergarten and Lower Elementary classes at 2nd Nature Academy have an “Etiquette Day” right before Thanksgiving. We talk about manners in a…

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