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“Children are the best expression of human beings. This is why we love this world research. We know that what we know now is not enough. We have to change because our children are changing. Research is an attitude and approach to everyday living. A way of thinking . . . thinking with others, a way of relating to others. It is not to say our way is best. But we constantly research, and stay open to new ideas and perspectives. We try be a part of permanent research and deep thinking. Education is a permanent process of research. If we have the courage, at age 5, 16 . . . and on through the age of 99 to always be a researcher, it helps our mind and our future.” -Carla Rinaldi
An argument for a focus on “Learning Potential” by HGSE AIE ’12 alum Gabrielle Santa-Donato.
“School can be a devastatingly social, deeply emotional, and cognitively complex arena. The most powerful lesson any institution of learning can bestow upon us is helping us discover how we learn best and, then, how to milk that. Milk, in this situation, means learning how to take in information in the most salient ways, collaborate, use tools, make tools, grow our own capacities, and output information articulately.”
Creativity, focus, and dedication are among the academic and life skills furthered through the arts, according to this recent Washington Post article. The article was written by Lisa Phillips, who also authored “The Artistic Edge: 7 Skills Children Need to Succeed in an Increasingly Right Brain World.”