Cultivate a Love of Learning

Cultivate a Love of Learning If we were sitting together and chatting now and I asked you, “What is the most important goal you have for your child’s education?” How would you respond? Some parents' first response…

How Can We Help?

How Can We help? In a previous Goates Notes, we talked about the importance of tracking our children’s academic progress with regular informal and formal assessments. Using the insight that evaluation provides, we can more…

Measuring Learning

Measuring Children's Learning A friend of mine had a designated space on her mudroom wall where she marked her children’s growth in height from year to year. Each height-mark was color-coded and dated to identify each child’s rising…

The Incredible Brain! Develop Mental Strength

I can do hard things! One of the greatest life skills we can help our children to develop is mental strength. We want to help them gain mental skills and attributes like gratitude, grit, hope, peace, forgiveness, confidence,…

Helping Children Remember

Helping children remember  You’ve probably heard this axiom before, that children remember... 10% of what they READ 20% of what they HEAR 30% of what they SEE 50% of what they SEE and HEAR 70% of…

Kindling the Flame

Kindling the Flame  By the 1940s, over 5,000 fire-watch towers, manned by  Forest Rangers, stood guard over our U.S. National Parks. At the first sighting of errant smoke, the Ranger would communicate with firefighters, giving…

Study Skills & Habits

    Empower: Study Skills and Habits Why are study skills important?   Study skills improve the way that students approach, tackle, and gain knowledge. Learning requires work, effort,…

Wonder

Wonder “Wonder is being receptive to what lies all around you....Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” ~ E.B. White There is so much written in adult literature about “being…

Self Directed Learning

Self-directed Learning Have you ever had a toddler become extremely excited by the sound of the garbage truck approaching your home? Hearing the squeals of delight, the whole family is immediately distracted…

Brain Power

our mind is a great power--tend and use it well BRAINPOWER is an important concept at Canyon Grove Academy.  There’s a lot of exciting new research that has more clearly defined how the brain works and how…