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Middle School Advisory Program Supports Students Through the Challenging Years of Early Adolescence

The middle school years can be some of the most challenging and the most rewarding years of a young person’s life, as he/she makes the difficult but exciting evolution from child to teenager. 

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10 Tips for a Less Stressful Morning

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Making Student Wellness a Priority

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Why Play is Your Preschooler's Most Important Job

Play is essential for young children’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development; exploration and discovery in play develops the ability to take healthy risks, build and test theories, and construct meaning. Physical play develops...

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How to Help Your Preschool-Aged Child Manage Their Emotions

In the Early Years, children develop crucial social-emotional skills. By learning to handle themselves independently, respond to their feelings appropriately, and interact positively with others, students prepare themselves for the challenges of ...

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Service Learning Reflection–Care Packages for the Palo Alto Homeless–by Claire Y.

Last month, our International Middle School 6th graders created their own service learning projects as part of their unit on The Giver by Lois Lowry. They thought about their personal interests and abilities and then located needs within their...

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5 Ways to Build Resiliency

Risk-taking and resiliency are essential skills to develop during a child's formative years.  When children build resiliency, they are better able to bounce back from difficult experiences and disappointments. Encourage your children to be...

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7 Tips to Help You Navigate Your Child's Social World

Sheri Glucoft-Wong, LSW MCSW – a Marriage and Family Therapist and renowned educational expert – recently visited ISTP as part if our ISTParentEd series to share her insights about how parents can best support their children as they make their...

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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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