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February

Curriculum That Connects Grade-to-Grade

1. Clariden offers across all grade levels content time (these are core subjects – Math, Language Arts, Social Studies and Science). During content time…

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January

A Lesson In Netiquette

A Lesson In Netiquette! Last week I wrote about the significance of Social Emotional Learning and how it benefits students’ development. This week I’ve…

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January

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Programs

What are SEL programs and why do they matter? Welcome back and Happy New Year! It is wonderful to have all our students back…

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December

Harvard’s “Making Caring Common” Project

“Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” – Theodore Roosevelt Over the weekend at the parenting class I teach,…

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December

Big Risks

When you think about it, most things we take on in life are project based. Planning an event, cleaning out the closet, renovating/decorating your…

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November

College Ready?

I was doing some research the other day on the SAT that is used for college admissions. One of the data points, stated “the…

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November

Cougar P.R.I.D.E.

Over the summer, as I connected with admissions officers, one common theme emerged from our conversations. When asking the admissions officers what their respective…

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October

Prepping Our College-Bound Seniors

As I work closely with our upcoming graduating seniors, I’m reminded of the hard work and worries that go along with applying to college….

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September

Practicing Empathy (Part 2)

Today was a great day! It was a cupcake day! Not just one cupcake but a two cupcakes day! Today I was offered two…

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September

Practicing Empathy

There’s a new book I’ve been reading that I’m thoroughly enjoying. It’s titled: “UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World” by Michele…

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May

Clariden Wins US Super STEM Architecture Division Competition

Clariden’s middle school and high school team’s “Tiny House” project met the specific criteria for the architectural division of the United States Super STEM Competition….

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April

Clariden Named National Finalist for Team America Rocketry Challenge 2017

MIDDLE SCHOOL – HIGH SCHOOL TEAM HEADS TO WASHINGTON, D.C. Southlake, TX – April 19, 2017 – The Clariden School, a North Texas leader…

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April

Clariden Named State Champion for “Odyssey of the Mind” Competition 2017

HIGH SCHOOL TEAM HEADS TO WORLD FINALS IN MAY 2017 Southlake, TX – April 19, 2017 – The Clariden School, a North Texas leader…

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February

Clariden Wins 1st Place “Odyssey of the Mind” Regionals!

We have accomplished some amazingly big things at Clariden for being a school of our size. While competing at the BEST competition several years…

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February

To Communicate or Not?

While teaching at the university level, I had the opportunity to teach a course called Practicum. As a part of this course, students worked…

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February

What’s Hygge?

What’s Hygge? Pronounced: HOO-GA Hygee is a Danish term that according to Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen is the…

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February

Leadership & Being Humble

I teach a parenting class each weekend and one of the members of my class was interested in gaining insight into how to teach…

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February

Clariden & Project Based Learning: How We’re Different

We’re heading into what in the private school world is referred to as “admissions season”. Over the course of the past several weeks I’ve…

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November

How Do Gaps in Learning Occur?

I’m a firm believer that there are no silly questions. All questions are worthy to be asked. The educator in me knows that even the silliest of questions can lead to…

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April

Pre-Teen Through Early Adolescence Development

Several of our families have asked me to do a Cougar U on the development of children pre-teen through early adolescence (9 years to…

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April

Annual Art Show & Auction Huge Success

Many thanks to all our families, extended families and friends who shared Saturday night’s Art Show and Auction with us. What a FUN night we had…

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April

Juniors Headed to Cornell University and Huyck Research Program This Summer

While most high school students long for no formal education during the summer, two Clariden juniors opted to continue their learning experiences by applying to…

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January

The Importance of Play and Recess in School

Many thanks to all of the families and teachers that joined us on Saturday morning for Cougar U. Learning the science behind why play is…

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January

Girls High School Team Named “Best in State Winner” in Verizon Innovative App Challenge

Four Clariden students were recently named Best in State Winners in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge.  The nationwide contest challenged middle and high school students to…

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December

Lessons from a Four Year Old

In February of 2014, Society Life Magazine published a piece I wrote, titled, Silly String: Lessons From A Four Year Old. I came across this the other day as I…

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December

Clariden Advances to Semi-Finals in Regionals BEST Robotics Competition

After placing 2nd in the Cowtown BEST robotics competition, Clariden students advanced to the semi-finals in the BEST robotics competition. This is the third…

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December

Clariden School Participates in Grapevine’s Annual Parade of Lights

On December 3, Clariden families joined together to ride in the annual Grapevine Parade of Lights. Many hours were spent by students, teachers, and…

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November

Teaching Independence in Children

My husband and I have successfully launched one of our three children. Our daughter is currently living in New York City and is supporting…

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September

Perceptual Development and Grit in Children

Thank you to the families and faculty that gathered Saturday morning for Cougar U. We explored two topics on Saturday: 1) Perceptual Development and…

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September

Clardien Student Becomes a Published Author

Last spring, Clariden high school students submitted poems to The America Library of Poetry 2015 Student Poetry Contest. We are pleased to announce that…

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September

Embry-Riddle University Visits Clariden

In September, Clariden welcomed David Hernandez from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Mr. Hernandez noticed our school at the 2014 TARC competition, contacted our administration and requested the opportunity to speak…

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September

Private Vs. Public Education

People often ask me the differences between a private education and a public education. Some as they tour ask the question, “Why should I…

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April

Clariden’s Rocket Takes Them to Washington D.C. – WFAA Interview

Our middle and high school students were featured in a story on WFAA Channel 8 news today! Check out the story by clicking the…

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