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FRIENDS' CENTRAL SCHOOL:
OUTSTANDING QUAKER EDUCATION FOR A CHANGING WORLD

Positivity First: Creating a winning team culture

Posted by Jody Mayer on May 30, 2017 12:59:00 PM

High School sports can be a source of trememdous joy, happiness, and growth for young student-athletes. But activities on the fields, on the track, and in the gym can also create anxiety, negativity, self-consciousness, and fear. Creating a positive team culture must begin with the coaching staff. 

Screen Shot 2017-05-17 at 11.05.46 AM.pngThe example coaches set directly impacts the behavior of their players. A coach yelling at an official gives the players the green light to follow their lead. A coach focusing on a mistake tells the athlete that the mistake is more important than the recovery. Want to create a positive team culture among your coaches and your players? Make sure you follow these five steps.

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Topics: athletics, team culture, coaching, positivity

Bring out the best in your adolescent: what the right culture can do for your Middle School child

Posted by Lydia Martin on May 18, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Many parents assume that Middle School has to be an awkward transition from the happy, self-contained classrooms of elementary school and the exciting wider world of high school, but that doesn’t have to be the case! When you send your Middle School child to the right school, you can unleash your child’s possibilities. And it all starts with a school’s culture.

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Topics: positivity, middle school, culture

Five Keys to Finding an Extraordinary Nursery Program for Your Child

Posted by Andrea Dominic Lubrano on Apr 13, 2017 9:57:51 AM

Beyond Academics

LS-kids-running-sm.jpgHappiness is key--happy students and happy teachers are at the core of a strong Nursery program. Nursery School is a child’s foundational school experience, and the best Nurseries will start by creating a classroom that welcomes students and their families into an environment that is loving, safe, and fun. Classrooms should be filled with opportunities to build academic and social skills through play and hands-on learning. When researching and choosing a Nursery School, parents should look for a program that partners with families to raise confident, creative, collaborative, and kind students who will have the tools they need to move into their school years confident, curious, and ready to learn.

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Topics: Child Education, Nursery School, Lower School

What's for Lunch? A New Look at Healthy Eating at School

Posted by Lisa D'Orazio on Apr 7, 2017 9:52:11 AM

Now more than ever, parents are conscious of words like “organic,” “healthy,” and “gluten-free” when it comes to their child’s lunches. It can be difficult, not to mention costly, to provide nutritious, farm-fresh, and also tasty lunches for children on a daily basis.

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Topics: Lower School Food Program

What's Real and What's Not: How to Teach Children to get Beyond fake news

Posted by Mary Fran Torpey on Mar 17, 2017 3:00:00 PM

In today’s media landscape, it seems more important than ever to analyze where information is coming from, whether it is accurate, and how to respond to it. There’s a growing anxiety about fake news and its influence on us and our children. Is there any information we can trust? Let’s take a moment to take a deep breath. If we build and reinforce good basic media literacy skills, for ourselves and for our children, we shouldn’t have to worry about falling prey to fake news.

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Topics: Internet, News, questions, Fake News, Child Education