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Learning Empathy Starts at Home

The year is still young, and February is the perfect time to "find small, daily ways to practice sharing." https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/03/magazine/how-to-get-preschoolers-to-s...

Black History Month 2019

Representation matters. As a Maryland Green School, we celebrate the People of Color that are vital to the history of America's Great Outdoors! http://ow.ly/Kayi30lolZ8

(Poster by African American Nature & Parks Experience.)

AIMS Student Art Exhibition at the Walters Art Museum

We are proud to take part in this year's annual Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools (AIMS) Student Art Exhibition at the Walters Art Museum!

Our school is represented by three hand-painted silk scarves created by 8th graders Elan, JX, and Larsen. A reception will be held on February 3rd from 1:00-3:00 p.m. to close out the show.  http://ow.ly/DK3h30nqFd4 

Is Social-Emotional Learning the Foundation Of Success?

Q. Is social-emotional learning the foundation of success? ​

A. "Focusing on social and emotional skills is correlated with graduation rates, academic success, career success, mental health and citizen engagement... learning as much about good social and emotional behavior as you do about reading, writing and arithmetic is directly beneficial to virtually every aspect of the human experience." http://ow.ly/hJRm30nhAx3

An Introduction.

Annndddd.... WE ARE BACK! Our new Sustainability Coordinator Jason Reed has relaunched our beloved Green Dragon Bytes blog. Stop by frequently to learn more about our students' excursions and adventures in our certified wildlife habitat. https://sustainablewaldorf.com

Teachers we admire: Raquel Castilla

Teachers, may we know them, love them, and adequately appreciate them! Great feature on Spanish teacher Raquel Castilla of the Santa Fe Waldorf School. ​

“Inspiring youth is the only thing that feels meaningful to me as a job in the world right now. It’s very important to me that young people feel inspired about the world and inspired to change it.”  http://ow.ly/NZfd30neBb9

In Search of Lost Screen Time

What could you do with your time, money, and resources, if you and your family gave up your phones for a day? A week? A month? A year?  http://ow.ly/XNVB30neCGV

Reading: The Ultimate Superpower

Q. What is the world' s Ultimate Superpower? 

A. " It’s reading, of course. [It] gives us the ability to go to the moon, travel through time, fight harrowing battles, and live amongst royalty. With it, we can warp reality, solve complex scientific equations, build skyscrapers, cure diseases, and ultimately, change the course of our future!" http://ow.ly/meyw30neFw2

Panda Bear shares new single “Token”

Music for your weekend! ​

"Animal Collective’s Panda Bear (experimental artist and WSB Class of '92 alumni Noah Lennox) is set to return in just under a month with his new solo album, Buoys." http://ow.ly/1Y7G30nkWCg

How to raise a child who cares

Weekend To Do list: Focus on "right now". 

"Empathy and caring are skills to be learned... The most important parenting work is done not only when we have serious, meaningful conversations with our kids, but just as often when we simply play with them, read to them, argue with them, joke with them, or hang out together." http://ow.ly/ogC230neF38