Teaching

April 22, 2016

Earth Day

In order to celebrate Earth Day we partnered with Keep Florida Beautiful, an organization that engages and educates citizens, visitors and communities to improve Florida through […]
March 31, 2015

Move Over, Rosie, 2nd Grade is on the Go

  This post was written by Jennifer Edgar, CLC’s Lead 2nd Grade Teacher.  Inspired by a Tallahassee Democrat news story, 2nd grade self-initiated a service project […]
February 2, 2015

Transformations — Preschoolers and the Alzheimer’s Project

The following post was written by Jessica Spurlock (preschool Lead Teacher) and Patty Callender (Music Teacher).  Service learning is an integral part of CLC’s philosophy, and […]
December 18, 2014

Kindergarten Day at the Farm (Video)

This video speaks for itself, so we’ll let it. Special thanks to board member and parent, Laura Ciociola, for filming and producing the film. We love […]
December 18, 2014

Wired for Success

We think about brains a lot around here. A lot. What’s good for them. What’s bad for them. What do they need more of and what […]
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 […]
December 16, 2013

Developmentally Speaking . . .

Imagine if cars’ seats didn’t move, mirrors weren’t adjustable, and seatbelts all came in one size. We’d all be masters at physical contortion or miserable. Or […]
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 […]
April 4, 2012

Sights and Sounds of the Middle School Science Week

By Karen Metcalf, Middle School Lead Science Teacher Middle school this week has been an interesting place. Were you to have placed a few hidden cameras […]
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 […]