7 Tips For Your Child’s Social-Emotional Well-Being, from Sheri Glucoft Wong

Educational expert Sheri Glucoft Wong, LCSW, recently visited ISTP to discuss ways we can help our children build healthy relationships with themselves, parents, siblings, and friends. How can we help kids thrive through positive communication,...

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Guest Blogger Melanie Maynarich: Conscious Discipline

Teacher Melanie Maynarich leads her 3rd graders through “conscious discipline” exercises, teaching them ways to calm themselves down when they are upset or angry.
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Guest Blogger Carol Slattery: Mindfulness for Children

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Philippe's Blog: How Curiosity and Failure are Key for Lifelong Learning

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Guest Blogger: Kate Lussen: Let Summer Be a Time for Discovery

Me and my cousins during our Long Island summers (left) and my daughters and their friends in the Adirondacks last summer (right).
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Guest Blogger Arnaud Cabanel: Conservation in our Own Backyard

ISTP 6th graders work on a conservation project at the Palo Alto Baylands, in 2009.
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The Power of Play

At ISTP, we continuously train our recess and extended care staff to ameliorate the quality of our students’ lives outside of classrooms, and giving them the opportunity to play and have fun in a safe and positive playground.

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4th/5th Grade Cultural Exchange Trip to Taiwan: Update from Gaoyuan Elementary School

This is the first year that ISTP’s Chinese Program students are visiting Taiwan on our cultural exchange program. With this blog, I am excited to share their adventures with you!

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Guest Blogger Maryam Shabani: Fun Structured Games Supplement Free Play at Recess

At ISTP we think very seriously about how recess activities can best aid our students’ growth and development. Most recess activities fall into two broad categories, free play and structured games.

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Social Emotional Learning Beyond the Classroom: The Playground at ISTP

ISTP's Social Emotional Learning (SEL) program is now in its 3rd year of being an explicit part of the curriculum. We have established progressions for all grade levels and continue to refine them as the students gain more skills each year. But...

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