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Kidsfit’s Action Based Learning at Janus

by Jonathan Back, Director of Summer Programs We are excited to incorporate a movement based curriculum, Kidsfit’s Action Based Learning (ABL), into our morning Summer Academic Programs and our afternoon Letter Learning Lab.  ABL is a curriculum developed by Jean Blaydes Madigan and Cindy Hess, who readily acknowledge their debt to the research and contributions of many others. For example, according to Dr. Howard Gardner, the author of the Multiple Intelligence Theory, approximately 85% of students rely on kinesthetic experiences to enhance their learning and Dr. Germund Hesslow and his team at Lund University, internationally renown cerebellum researchers, concluded,...

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Janus Summer Program Partner with Level Up Village

by Jonathan Back, Director of Summer Programs Janus is excited to partner with Level Up Village (LUV) to provide an interdisciplinary science and multicultural theme-based learning experience for students enrolled in our 2018 Summer Academic Program. LUV’s mission is to globalize the classroom and facilitate seamless collaboration between students from around the world via pioneering global STEAM (STEM + Arts) enrichment courses. They provide established curricula, training modules, and access to their global platform while we blend our expertise providing students the individualized supports and skill-based instruction that helps them become engaged and self-realized learners. A key component of...

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New Transitions at Janus Program

Visit here to view a recent editorial in LNP about our new Transitions at Janus program.

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New Transitions at Janus Program

Our new Transitions at Janus program was featured on the front page of LNP.  Visit here to view the article.  

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Book Review: The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron, PhD

The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You Reviewed by Christine Koslosky This intriguing book was loaned to me by Janus teacher Debbie Staudt, who thought she recognized in it something previously unnoticed or overlooked in some of our students. Dr. Aron defines the trait of HSP partly by defining what it’s not: it’s not shyness. It’s not anxiety. It’s not fearfulness. It’s not high intelligence. It does, however, often co-exist with all the above. It is a personality type that is defined by the following: conscientiousness; carefulness and vigilance; intuition and creativity; ability to...

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Categorization & Visualization Skills

by Giny Mackey, M.A., CCC-SLP Categorization is an essential skill that is used to organize information and vocabulary in our brains. Think of having a file cabinet or a computer hard drive in your brain in which every word or idea we learn or explore is filed and cross-filed. Then we know where to go to find the information when we need to retrieve it. This skill can be practiced by asking your child to name as many items as they can in a certain group or category: • “What kinds of toppings could we put on a pizza?” or...

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