The Fessy Den Blog

Two Cs That Help Develop Good Decision-Making in Middle School Boys

Critical thinking and collaboration in the classroom are the two Cs that nurture good decision-making in Middle School boys. There are many opportunities for educators to help Middle School boys develop good decision-making skills. The 21st Century learning approach, which promotes mastery of the “six Cs” (critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, character, and cross-cultural competency),...
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The Responsive Classroom Supports Three Areas of Child Development Impacting Student Success in Fourth Grade

Fourth grade is challenging for many students. Academic expectations are higher than they were in third grade, and children work more independently. Friendships are more important and more complicated. There is increased academic and social pressure. To help your son thrive, you want to find a school that understands the intricate relationships between academic expectations,...
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To Support Early Learning, Pre-K Programs Must Foster Three Areas of Child Development

High-quality Pre-K programs understand that your child’s physical, cognitive, and social and emotional development is critical to building a foundation for learning. The developmental changes that young children experience in Pre-K are critical to their long-term success. It is important to nurture your son’s physical, cognitive, and social and emotional development. To help him thrive,...
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