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What's So Great About Celebration Education?

Hello Families!

I just love Celebration Education. I could go on for hours about what I love about CE, but you've heard it from me before. Now I want to hear it from you! I would love it if you would let us know why you like Celebration Education. We want to know what we're doing right and could possibly expand on.

Please take a moment to respond to this post. Here are the things we would love to hear about:

  • What you like best about Celebration…
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Added by Heather Martinson on May 8, 2014 at 7:08am — No Comments

Curiosity - A Vital Ingredient

We all learn best when our curiosity is fully engaged. When we’re hungry to learn.

Where does curiosity lead us?

  • We explore.
  • We seek out interesting things.
  • We visit exotic places.
  • We experiment.
  • We read good books.

Some families mistakenly decide to do these "fun" things after the "schoolwork" (i.e., worksheets) is done. But without curiosity engaged, the material will take their…

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Added by Heather Martinson on April 12, 2014 at 8:35am — No Comments

The Future of Celebration Education

 

Celebration Education

ADVENTURE – CREATIVITY - POSSIBILITY

 

Celebration Education recognizes that every child has their own genius. We inspire that genius by allowing each child to take the lead in their learning experiences, drawing on their innate learning…

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Added by Heather Martinson on February 20, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The Myths of Education - Why Celebration Education Does What it Does

        We provide Adventure,

                which inspires Creativity,

                        and leads to Possibility.



Every child has their own genius. We inspire that genius by allowing each child to take the lead in their…

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Added by Heather Martinson on January 30, 2014 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

What's With All This Fun?

Many families "get it" right off when they see all the exciting stuff we've got planned for this year. Others wonder, "What's with all the fun?"

There is a good reason we do it. It's because emotion is the gatekeeper to learning and performance.

When children are happy, they are in a state of relaxed alertness, which is the optimum state for introducing new information. When this new information is juxtaposed with…

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Added by Heather Martinson on August 2, 2013 at 11:37am — 1 Comment

Crafting An Education

Crafting an Education

Using Minecraft in your learning

Abbreviated notes By Heather Martinson…

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Added by Heather Martinson on July 1, 2013 at 8:48am — 2 Comments

Exercise Your Brain!

Your best mind is the one that keeps asking questions until you get the quality of information you want.

Asking questions and solving problems is like an aerobic workout for the brain.…

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Added by Heather Martinson on May 11, 2012 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Questions First

The act of asking questions and solving problems is good for the brain. We become smarter by doing things that challenge our brains.…



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Added by Heather Martinson on November 12, 2010 at 2:26pm — No Comments

DYNAMIC VERSUS STATIC LEARNING

by Karen Kindrick Cox



Not all learning is equal. Covering the material does not mean understanding, finishing a textbook

does not indicate mastery. No real learning takes place until it moves from

surface…
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Added by Heather Martinson on October 30, 2010 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Leonardo and Learning

Leonardo is such a great example of a learner for us. He had an enormous range of interests beyond the incredible paintings that made him legendary. He was also an inventor and scientist. His curiosity

was…

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Added by Heather Martinson on October 22, 2010 at 11:01am — No Comments

Art vs. Science

Which is more important: art or science?



Too often, children are discouraged from aiming to become professional dancers, artists, or musicians.



But why?



Parents feel they are being realistic by pointing out to their children that it's hard to make a living in the arts and that they should drop those…
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Added by Heather Martinson on June 8, 2010 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Force vs. Choice

“Force kills the spirit, dampens the passion and destroys the zest and life of learning. Force trains followers, not leaders.”





Some of the lessons of force:

  • do the bare minimum
  • learn to please the authority figure
  • learning and study are no fun
  • your opinion doesn't matter
  • your skills don't matter (whether you are ahead or behind)



    The truth is that most…
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Added by Heather Martinson on May 5, 2010 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Wishes! Group

Go to the Wishes! Group on this network to sign up for the Disney Park Days.

To get ideas of how to extend the learning on your own, go to http://celebrationeducation.ning.com/group/wishes/forum . You are welcome to add your own ideas there!

-Heather Martinson
Heather@CelebrationEducation.com

Added by Heather Martinson on July 27, 2009 at 9:40pm — 4 Comments

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