Life is messy. It doesn’t always go according to plan. This is as true for toddlers or teens as it is for adults. Things happen, and we feel however we feel about it. Although we cannot control the emotions that “show up” for us, we can decide which feelings we choose to “fuel.” Say … Continue reading Tools for Keeping Calm – Dr. Cheryl Blau
My family did some traveling this summer. We listened to lots of toddler-curated music, but we also had the opportunity to catch an audiobook we loved -- “Movement Matters” by Katy Bowman. I recommend this book. The book is a collection of essays written by the movement scientist (specifically a “biomechanist”), who believes a … Continue reading The Importance of Natural Movement | Paul Hanna
Successful learning in school is often equated to sitting up straight in a desk. However, that is simply not the case. Students are actually able to concentrate on their classwork in a variety of ways. At New Morning School in Plymouth, MI, students are provided the opportunity to sit at tables, desks, even on the … Continue reading The many ways of sitting attentively for learning
Incorporating a fresh batch of former elementary students with an already-established group of middle schoolers goes better when everyone gets to know each other. That was the impetus for a pair of early team-building field trips taken by the middle school class. Starting Sept. 11 with a trip to the Howell Nature Center, the … Continue reading Middle school students break down barriers with early outings
Our annual end-of-year celebration took place Monday, June 11 at the Livonia Public Library. We would like to wish continued success to our graduates and acknowledge all the great accomplishments put forth by our students, their parents, our staff and community friends.