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Everyone thrives in a great school. Students are fully engaged and enjoy learning; relationships across the school are positive and respectful; creativity, diversity and critical thinking are valued and everyone feels they belong; it takes courage and commitment to create such a school.

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1008, 2022

For Young Kids, The Power of Play-Based Learning

By |August 10th, 2022|Categories: Blogs, Growing Great Kids, Research, Resources|0 Comments

New research shows play-based learning can be more effective than direct instruction at improving outcomes for early learners — particularly in the development of mathematical and spatial skills. Read more at Edutopia

2107, 2022

A new study suggests depression doesn’t start with a chemical imbalance.

By |July 21st, 2022|Categories: Blogs, Research, Wellbeing news & information|0 Comments

This week researchers at University College London, who analysed decades of research, concluded there was no convincing evidence that depression is associated with, or caused by, lower serotonin concentrations. Read more at The Times website.

1807, 2022

Teacher–Child Interaction Quality Fosters Working Memory and Social-Emotional Behavior in Two- and-Three-Year-Old Children

By |July 18th, 2022|Categories: Growing Great Kids, Social emotional learning, Wellbeing news & information|0 Comments

We found evidence that for even children this young, the quality of interactions in child care settings is positively related to working memory, and less disruptive behavior. Conversely, we found no evidence that interaction quality influenced [...]

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