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Posted on April 22, 2015

by Karen Meacham, PreK Educator at Evansville Day School

Posted on April 17, 2015

“What matters most in a child's development is not how much information we can stuff into her brain in the first few years. What matters, instead, is whether we are able to help her develop a very different set of qualities, a list that includes persistence, self-control, curiosity, conscientiousness, grit and self-confidence.”

- How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough

Posted on March 13, 2015

Learning how to read can be exciting and rewarding.  Road signs, menus, magazines, and so many other things that you have been seeing for years start to make sense and actually tell you something!

Posted on January 13, 2015

It’s an experience familiar to everyone.  You are trying really hard to concentrate on the task at hand and then, boom, your thought process is rudely interrupted by those pesky distractions of the day.  What am I going to fix for dinner?  Is that a siren I hear?  I really should have worn another shirt today.  How long before the bell rings? 

Posted on December 12, 2014

Each year parents across the US spend millions of dollars hiring tutors for their children. It is a frequent topic of conversation when parents gather at school and play dates, and one that is asked often of teachers and administrators. Prior to committing the time and financial resources to tutoring, the underlying needs should be considered carefully and thoughtfully.

Posted on November 18, 2014

Thoughts from @HOSatEDS

The best schools think backwards.  They intentionally and thoughtfully paint a portrait of a graduate and build around that vision in programming, technology, staffing, and fostering of community.