Service Learning

December 10, 2014

Your Brain on Childhood

I am a big fan of Gabrielle Principe’s book, “Your Brain on Childhood: The Unexpected Side Effects of Classrooms, Ballparks, Family Rooms, and the Minivan.” Not only […]
November 14, 2014

Grandparents and Grandfriends Day 2014

What a wonderful turn out of grandfriends during today’s 2nd annual Grandparents Day. While the day included a coffee & bagel social, tour, classroom visits, and […]
November 7, 2014

A School Designed with Your Child In Mind

Today on CLC’s campus I saw middle school students choosing their History Fair topics, first graders making connections between different fairy tales, and kids in our […]
November 3, 2014

Invitation to Fail

This post was originally published in CLC’s Friday News last winter.   I am not afraid to admit it: I am the sap who tears up […]
October 31, 2014

Preschool — Building Blocks of Life Long Learning

A recent op-ed in the New York Times pulled on its smock and ventured into the world of preschool, looking at the “Building Blocks of  a […]
April 23, 2012

Talking Points: Your Brain on Learning

There’s an often spoke truism at the intersection of neuroscience and education: Practice makes permanent. It refers to the process by which the brain makes connections […]
February 22, 2012

Talking Points: Seven Survival Skills for Tomorrow, Today

What we know about the future is that we know very little about the future. The paradox of life is that the only thing that doesn’t […]
February 17, 2012

Kindergarten at the Farm

By Laura Ciociola Last Thursday CLC’s kindergarten class visited the Brown’s Long View Farm for a day of planting, science and service. This is not kindergarten’s first […]
January 9, 2012

CLC in the Press

Here are a couple of pieces by Tom Flanigan of WFSU that highlight some of the service learning CLC students have been doing. The first one […]
December 20, 2011

Where Does It Go?

By Jennifer Edgar, Second Grade Teacher Each month 2nd grade, with all of East House, makes dessert for Hope Community, a shelter providing clean clothes, showers, […]
October 18, 2011

Quilting Core Virtues

You may have seen the quilt that hangs in the kindergarten classroom. Its tree design branches out into Cornerstone’s seven core virtues: respect, compassion, honesty, self-discipline, […]