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Character Development, Child Development, Health and Wellness, Rippowam Cisqua School

Understanding the Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander

Children are taught in school to identify bullying in other kids, but what if you recognize the signs in your own child? Hard as it may be, you need to act quickly, find the root cause, and take the important steps to mend the wound. Your first question might be, why is this happening to …

Child Development, Family Activities, Fun & Games, Preschool, Rippowam Cisqua School

The Importance of Academic Play

Professionals who work with young children have always recognized the importance of play. When watching children interact in an unstructured, open-ended setting they are directing, one can see development in action. You hear their vocabulary growing and you see their interactions becoming more cooperative. Magically, you witness them discovering their own potential. As I’ve witnessed …

Child Development, Featured, Middle School, Rippowam Cisqua School, Teaching Insights

How Teaching Creatively Impacts a Child’s Brain

Dr. Iman Rasti holds many roles at Rippowam Cisqua School. In addition to being a classroom teacher, he’s the Co-Director of our Wellness Initiative and member of the School’s Creativity Cohort. Dr. Rasti not only shares his expertise with his school colleagues but also with the wider educational community. He recently wrote an article for The Creativity …