Exercise releases a protein called BDNF, which keeps brain cells functioning and growing. Middle School Physical Education Teacher McKensy Phillips shares some tips and information about using physical activity in the classroom to further engage and inspire learning.
Parenting is hard, especially when we spend so much time stressing out, judging one another, over-analyzing, or striving for Pinterest-perfection that is unreasonable. Modern parenting should focus on the basics: sleeping, eating, disciplining, building social skills, balancing screen time, and a whole lot more.
Third-grade teacher Aimee Miller recently led a book discussion with parents on "UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World" and shares her reflections and advice.
After 75 years of educational excellence, Charlotte Country Day School knows a thing or two about preparing Charlotte students for success. Creating a safe learning environment and offering a challenging curriculum are part of how Country Day does it. Here’s how, according to Charlotte Five, the school continues to raise the bar in education in the Queen City and around the world.
What role do affinity groups play in ensuring we fulfill our mission and affirmation of community? The response to affinity groups ranges widely from enthusiastic support to skepticism and even tempered opposition. Many are unfamiliar with affinity groups and some regard them as divisive and contrary to the values of inclusivity and community.
We all know that reading helps children build their foundational academic skills, but we sometimes forget that it's also a key for inspiring empathy and expanding children's worldviews.
Three tips to keep in mind as you build relationships with your child's teacher.
Mark Reed, Head of School at Charlotte Country Day School sent an inspiring message to parents, faculty, and staff to start the new school year. Learn how academic excellence, moral courage, and kindness are central to a Country Day education.
The pass rate is a record high for Charlotte Country Day School and a result of the school's strong International Baccalaureate (IB) Program.
One of the reasons this era is so tricky to parent is that historically adolescence is a recent phenomenon. Anthropologically, we are only two generations in on what teenagers are all about.
Our student-athletes displayed the valuable lessons of teamwork, discipline, goal setting, and determination that we strive to instill in our mission-centered work.
How children quickly realize that "bad" stories they come home with are a foolproof way to get parents' undivided attention and present the facts in the most attention-grabbing way.
Knowing when and how to intervene in our child's social lives and when and what kind of adult intervention is needed is critical.
They're an essential part of a rich educational experience that provide an opportunity for our children to experience a diverse range of classes, discover their own passions and interests, and express themselves creatively.
As a school, we focus a lot of time and energy on intentionally building a strong and diverse community and curriculum to create a sense of belonging for all our kids and families.
Social media platforms weren't designed for children, and the skills required to fluently navigate these worlds are ones that most kids simply don't possess: self-restraint, savviness about marketing techniques, sophisticated social skills, an understanding of audience, media literacy skills, and time management skills.
Building key social emotional skills with our students
The art and the craft of creating and giving space to children to develop
Sally Sasz is our 29th Country Day senior to be offered this prestigious honor. She is the fourth Country Day recipient in five years.
Practical tips on how to raise our children to grow up with money sense and values about how to use, save, and give away money.
The fundamental skill set needed for professional success in life is self-efficacy--to see that "one's own actions lead to outcomes, not one's parents' actions on one's behalf."
Join the challenge and review a collection of resources related to increasing your knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Research shows how physical activity is closely tied to girls' self-esteem, and yet, we "often warn girls away from anything involving a hint of risk," the very thing that will build their confidence.
Our Middle School faculty share some of their favorite picks.
Four reasons coding should be part of the educational experience for students.