Category Archives: current events

When No Teaching is the Best Teaching

A fascinating article in the New York Times last week discussed the intersecton of preschool and amateur science.  Its conclusion?  That kids learn more when they can explore on their own. Based on the research of Alison Gopnik at Berkeley, the study in question observed young children as they experimented on, and ultimately deciphered, various […]

When Parents Go Too Far

Some of you may have already heard about this: a horrifying brawl between parents at a Los Angeles preschool graduation. Yes, you read that right: preschool graduation. Eyewitness accounts hold that two of the moms got into a shoving match because their kids were supposed to share a single cap and gown for pictures, and […]