What’s Your EQ?

Posted by Centner Staff on  January 9, 2020

Category: Blog
Why Bother with Social and Emotional Learning? “We know from human history and the latest learning science that success comes from the combination of academic knowledge and the ability to work with others.” – Former Aspen Institute President and CEO, Walter Isaacson   We now know that intellectual capacity (IQ), knowledge and technical skills are not sufficient to succeed in work and life. Through direct experience, and backed by science, we are now recognizing that we

We See the WHOLE-BEING of Your Child

Posted by Centner Staff on  December 11, 2019

Category: Uncategorized
“The report is in and the conclusion is clear: Children learn best when we treat them as whole people, with social and emotional as well as academic needs. To best prepare our young people to thrive in school and in life, we must help them develop an array of skills.”  A Nation at Hope Report issued January 2019 The Aspen Institute’s National Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development was charged with making recommendations for

We Call Ourselves the Brain School

Posted by Centner Staff on  November 5, 2019

Category: Uncategorized
To prepare our children for the opportunities and challenges of the future, we need to optimize brain function — meaning we need the right and left sides of the brain working together coherently. While the human brain continues to change as we age, research has shown that a child’s experiences between 0-8 can have long term impacts on her overall health and well-being as well as on her neurologic, metabolic and immunologic systems. Research has
How do we stimulate, support and cultivate a happy, healthy, curious child to grow into a fulfilled, successful adult who actively contributes to making the world a better place? As a school with a mission to shape future adults who are confident, successful and committed to making the world a better, kinder, more loving place for all — this is a question we ask ourselves often. We all know through direct experience that the world

An Exploration of Language Immersion

Posted by ca_admin on  November 29, 2018

Category: Uncategorized
In recent years, language immersion schools have become quite popular in the United States. With the promise of offering children advanced language and literacy skills, many parents have welcomed this way of learning and for good reason. What is a Language Immersion School? A language immersion school is an institute that offers an educational program taught in (at least) two languages, a minority language and a majority language. A minority language is one that is

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