Alexander Technique and Academic Tutoring

Kai Kleinbard is a learning and movement specialist dedicated to helping young learners succeed in school. Kai offers one-on-one and group lessons in Academic Support, Alexander Technique and in helping youth develop their creative interests.

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Mandelbrot Set

Exploring fractals (complex patterns)

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How to choose a learning specialist or tutor for a student with learning differences, including ADHD, executive functioning issues, etc.

How to choose a learning specialist or tutor for a student with learning differences, including ADHD, executive functioning issues, etc.

How to choose a learning specialist or tutor for a student with learning differences, including ADHD, executive functioning issues, etc.

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assessing the needs:

    • getting an evaluation: (IEP) or (IE)

    • advice from teachers and other education specialists

    • talking with the student about their difficulties

finding a learning specialist

    • recommendation from evaluator

    • asking the…

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Business school for freelancers: How to design your own education

Raising a Moral Child

Another debate: how to teach children to be compassionate beings.  
The times describes the debate… “research suggests that when parents praise effort rather than ability, children develop a stronger work ethic and become more motivated.”  

Later on the article describes that, “Many parents believe it’s important to compliment the behavior, not the child — that way, the child learns to repeat the behavior. Indeed, I know one couple who are careful to say, “That was such a helpful thing to do,” instead of, “You’re a helpful person.”

But is that the right approach? In a clever experiment, the researchers Joan E. Grusec and Erica Redler set out to investigate what happens when we commend generous behavior versus generous character.”

Also explored in the article the feelings of shame v. guilt:  "Shame is the feeling that I am a bad person, whereas guilt is the feeling that I have done a bad thing. Shame is a negative judgment about the core self, which is devastating: Shame makes children feel small and worthless, and they respond either by lashing out at the target or escaping the situation altogether. In contrast, guilt is a negative judgment about an action, which can be repaired by good behavior. When children feel guilt, they tend to experience remorse and regret, empathize with the person they have harmed, and aim to make it right."

Idea of New Attention Disorder Spurs Research, and Debate

The Time’s article describes the controversy over the new disorder “sluggish cognitive temp.”  Is this another ploy by drug companies to make billions in profits or is this disorder grounded in reality and effective research?

Teaching safe and effective social media practices to kids

Janet Elias refers to her students as digital natives, children who have never known a world without computers. She teaches them to search the Internet and create slide-show presentations, and this year she has also added a theme on social media: its applications, its effect on real-world events and the importance of using it safely.

What these kids do is already amazing. I’m not trying to make kids more adult, or develop…

What these kids do is already amazing. I’m not trying to make kids more adult, or develop faster; instead, I’m attempting to bring out what they already do incredibly well and intrinsically: use their imagination. Through this skill they create amazing things, not just for a kid, but for an adult, an alien, a creature etc The creations are powerful enough to be masterpieces, because they come…

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