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    Teach Instead of Test

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    Recently I read an article in the Boston Globe, “What to Test Instead” (Ideas, September 16), which I found to be a thought-provoking piece really highlighting what is critical in educating our children. The ability to...

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    SPARK Sr. Kindergarten Open House

    Jonathan Sommer       

    Beginnings School will be holding a SPARK Sr. Kindergarten Open House on Tuesday October 2nd in the evening from 5:30-6:30pm.  SPARK is a full-time certified Senior Kindergarten Program emphasizing emotional intelligence and creative play as primary building blocks of learning and success.  Join us to find our more about our unique SPARK...

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    Secrets to Success: Giving Reasons

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    Something as simple as giving reasons to back up our rules and decisions can help our children accept our answers, even when they aren't the answers they are hoping to hear!  I know when I was a kid, my parents would say “I want you to come home by 8pm” and I’d ask why and they’d say “Because I said so”.  The “saying so” phrase...

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