The Parish School Blog

May 15, 2019

Executive Functioning: What Is It and Why Is Everyone Suddenly Talking About It?

While research on executive functioning has been taking place since the early 1970s, it has recently become a common buzzword in the worlds of education and speech-language pathology. This may be due to new research showing that a child’s future success depends less on their ability to memorize math facts and decode words, and more on having strong executive functioning and social-emotional skills. So what is executive functioning, and why is it so important for learning?
Mar 6, 2019

Conflict and Play in a Child's World

Learn how Adventure Playground at The Parish School allows children the freedom to take risks and experience the full range of human emotion amongst peers, which includes the freedom to experience conflict.
Sep 18, 2018

Q&A With “Giving Voice to Children” Luncheon Keynote Speaker, Ron Beghetto, PhD

The Parish School is excited to welcome Ronald Beghetto, PhD, Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut, as the Keynote Speaker for the 10th Annual “Giving Voice to Children” Luncheon on Oct. 4, where he will present “Uncertainty as a Catalyst for Creativity.” In anticipation of his keynote address, we’ve been granted a special Q&A with Ron, where he reveals how he became an expert on creativity and a few take-aways from his upcoming presentation.
Sep 4, 2018

Makerspace Is Hub for Creative Learning and Exploration

With a greater shift toward 21st century skills and inquiry/project-based learning campus-wide, the Schissler Library at The Parish School expanded last year to include a makerspace. Learn more about projects our students are working on in the makerspace.