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Mindfulness Studies At School

Mindfulness Studies At School

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the students was so afraid he vomited in a school trashcan. Hearing that, I felt the magnitude of the situation. This is not the world I grew up in, I thought. Back then, students prepared for fires, not school shooters. A week before the trashcan incident, teens at Wilson High School took part […]

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Discover Northwest Academy

Discover Northwest Academy

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

At Northwest Academy, we celebrate the connections between creativity and academic excellence. Our students become independent, capable individuals and global citizens prepared to chart their own futures, confident they have the skills to reach their goals. Northwest Academy is a college-preparatory school for students in grades 6-12 that balances academics with a diverse and exceptional […]

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Kids & School Success

Kids & School Success

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

From crawling, walking and babbling to the angst and rebellion of the tween and teen years, children constantly go through a predictable set of developmental stages physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. “Along the way, any of these areas can be ahead or behind the others in their timing, then switch, which can be confusing for […]

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Class Dismissed: Relearning Education

Class Dismissed: Relearning Education

Village Home Education Resource Center, an alternative to school for homeschooling families in the Portland area, is featured in an upcoming documentary entitled, “Class Dismissed,” directed and co-produced by Jeremy Stuart with Three Story Films. “Class Dismissed” is the first feature-length documentary of its kind, exploring a rapidly growing trend in education: learning outside the […]

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Handy Homework Strategies

Handy Homework Strategies

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

As I overheard a conversation with a parent discussing her child’s routine and the late hour the child completed her homework the night before, I thought about how easily we allow our kids to slip into procrastinating habits that result in disastrous consequences. Instead of encouraging behavior toward meeting their responsibilities, we allow distracted effort […]

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Preschooler SmartStart

Preschooler SmartStart

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

You’ve picked up your child from her 2s, 3s or 4s program, with the rest of the day or the weekend ahead of you. Now what? It’s a common dilemma. “So many parents ask me, ‘What do I do with my child when we get home?’” says Elissa Sungar, a former preschool teacher at Stanford University […]

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Stepping Up From Middle to High School

Stepping Up From Middle to High School

The transition from middle school studies to an early high school curriculum can be an exciting yet daunting experience for students. In the transition, teenagers tend to realize that their study habits need an upgrade. However, not all ninth graders know how to upgrade their scholastic systems, and may find themselves falling behind in school […]

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Welcome to Language through Fusion

Welcome to Language through Fusion

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Did you know that numerous studies have shown that multilingual learning benefits students’ brain function, as well as their social skills? Many educators tout the benefits of language-immersive education, and there are plenty of good reasons to consider a bilingual, multicultural learning environment for your child. This is why the German American School of Portland […]

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Explore World Cultures This Summer

Explore World Cultures This Summer

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Mom, what can I do?” “Are we going somewhere today?” “I’m bored!” Sound familiar? Instead of turning on the TV or video games when kids get antsy this summer, why not take a trip around the world? Traveling internationally might not be in your budget, but when it’s too hot to go outside, you can […]

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Arts and Achievement at Northwest Academy

Arts and Achievement at Northwest Academy

The editor of Portland Family asked Northwest Academy for a few reflections from some of our seniors. We decided to have one of our journalism students take on this task for a class assignment. Her interviews with some of our soon-to-be graduates provide a glimpse into our downtown school and its art-based, college-preparatory curriculum. Northwest […]

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