1. Early Childhood Mindful Moments

    Imagine a four-year-old getting upset. Her face gets red, her fists are clenched. She may yell or stomp her foot. Then she takes a deep breath, in through her nose and out through her nose. Her stomach rises and falls with each breath. She closes her eyes and imagines her beach vacation with the gentle […]

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  2. POSTED ON Apr 23, 2018 IN

    Making Students Hungry for More

    Every child should learn to read, write, add, subtract, and all schools strive to impart knowledge and skills. It is exceptional schools, however, which realize that minimum standards should not be the limit of our aspirations for our children. Just as a high school diploma is not the endpoint for any student’s progression, children should […]

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  3. POSTED ON Apr 11, 2018 IN ,

    Little Jags See the Light

    Experimenting with light and reflection provides young children with opportunities to explore and develop their natural curiosity about the world around them. There is something magical about the combination of light and beautiful materials that invite children to creatively interact and explore. A light table’s calming influence invites sensory exploration and provides opportunity for sustained […]

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  4. POSTED ON Mar 28, 2018 IN ,

    Celebrating Seniors’ Collegiate Choices

    The extraordinary diversity of Wellington students is never more apparent than in the remarkable college selections our seniors make. This year, we have 30 members of the Class of 2018 already enrolled, while the remainder of the class will make their decisions by May 1, the National Candidates Reply Date. We are excited about both […]

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  5. The Why of Well-Being

    Meditation and mindfulness. Breathing and balance. Emotional intelligence and engagement. Happiness and health (physical and emotional). From headlines to book titles, we see more and more on these topics, in the world at large and in our Wellington community. Why? I can answer the why for Wellington. Two and half years ago, members of our […]

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  6. POSTED ON Feb 28, 2018 IN

    Students Map Their Own Course for Success

    The most important information a teacher needs about a student is what a student knows. This claim, of course, could be argued. For instance, one could say that it’s actually more important to understand what a student cares about. After all, students are inherently motivated to learn when they are invested in a topic. Motivation, […]

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  7. POSTED ON Feb 08, 2018 IN ,

    Show Don’t Tell

    For a child to understand a concept fully, they must be able to explain it to someone else. Research has shown there are many many benefits when students can apply their learned information by sharing it with others. According to John Nestojko, a researcher in psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, “When compared to […]

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  8. POSTED ON Jan 25, 2018 IN

    PERMA in Practice

    Have you ever been to a conference and returned home with a list of hundreds of goals and billions of new things to implement? And then your excitement lasts for a week, or two, and before you know it, you’re back to your same old routine with maybe a couple of small changes based on […]

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