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The Body Keeps the Score in a nutshell

A review by Sarah Gerstenzang, LCSW

Bessel Van der Kolk’s The Body Keeps the Score is the most comprehensive resource on trauma to date. He focuses on all types of trauma inflicted at many ages, so I thought I would boil down some of the essential points that apply to children who are fostered or adopted and most importantly, how to help them. 596 more words

Creative Thinking

Spectacular Superhero Creativity!

The Kid President video “For the Heroes: A Pep Talk from Kid President” inspired me to include Superheroes in our Social Studies curriculum. If you’ve never seen the video, it’s definitely worth taking the time to give it a look!  313 more words

Music Making Workshops at Studio8

Our first Saturday back since Christmas and we really enjoyed the Music Making Workshop that three Goldsmiths students put together for us.  It was great fun so many thanks to Anna, Demi and Ruby. 6 more words

Creative Thinking

Creating Space for Peace with Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices

One part of peace education is creating a classroom environment in which students can experience a peaceful space. In the often high-stakes world of language learning, testing, and curriculum goals, it can be a challenge to integrate opportunities for this. 130 more words

Curriculum & Materials

NASA: Visions of the Future

You might think NASA is a big bureaucratic agency that only operates according to rules, regulations, and process — and you’d mostly be right. But the space agency is also full of dreamers and thinkers like the ones who make up the design studio at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who were behind the  176 more words

Graphic Arts

Into the ruins

There is no doubt

You were already the muse

Long before I crossed the seas

To step on your shore.

Headless, formless

Voice in a bottle… 42 more words

Sometimes injuries create opportunities

Over the past couple of days I’ve been emailing back and forth with my friend Stan Goplen, who has been working with his granddaughter JJ to get her ready to make a statement pitching for her high school team this spring. 405 more words