Monthly Archives: November 2014

Children Learn Better when allowed to Correct their own Mistakes

By Ginny Trierweiler, Ph.D. Although most experts in the field don’t believe very young children demonstrate executive functions, I have noticed that very young children, including infants and toddlers, demonstrate a remarkable emerging ability to concentrate, focus their attention, persist … Continue reading

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Should we protect young children from hard work?

by Ginny Trierweiler, Ph.D. When my colleague, Deborah Silvis, and I decided to observe the conditions and approaches that fostered great emerging capabilities in young children (infants through 6 years old), we identified 7 inter-related keys that seemed to support … Continue reading

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First Key for Releasing the Brilliance of the Young Child

by Ginny Trierweiler, Ph.D. Surprised to observe emerging executive functions in very young children at Family Star Montessori School in Denver, Colorado, Ginny Trierweiler, Ph.D. and Deborah Silvis, Ph.D. Candidate decided to observe the conditions and approaches that fostered these … Continue reading

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