Shorecrest Preparatory School Blog

Sitting is the New Smoking

Posted by Jonathan Davis on Dec 5, 2016 8:00:00 AM

(or, What I learned from the ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership 2016)

I was fortunate enough to attend my second Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Conference last month outside Washington D.C.  ASCD conferences focus on putting research based ideas into practice in the classroom.  Here are my three big takeaways from my three days at the conference.


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Topics: Middle School, Education Best Practice

Digital Citizenship & Age-Appropriate Technology

Posted by Dr. Anna Baralt on Nov 30, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Today’s students live in an interconnected digital world. As digital citizens, they need to understand how to be safe, responsible and ethical in their day to day interactions online. Schools like Shorecrest strive to partner with families to help build strong digital citizenship skills in children, and also to educate parents on the changing technological landscape. The presentation that follows was part of a digital citizenship workshop for Lower School (K-4th Grade) parents at Shorecrest, a private school in St. Petersburg, FL. 

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Topics: Technology

3 Insights into Private School Financial Aid

Posted by Karen Moore on Nov 23, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Nearly all college applicants apply for financial assistance. It’s an accepted part of the college application process. As parents explore private school options for children in grades K-12, I would encourage them to look at the financial aid process the same way.

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Topics: Inside Shorecrest, Financial Aid

Emotional Intelligence following the Presidential Election

Posted by Mike Murphy on Nov 18, 2016 11:33:36 AM
The result of the Presidential Election was not nearly as surprising as the behavior of people I know and respect. While reading an article from Dr. Travis Bradberry, author of the best seller Emotional Intelligence 2.0 , it occurred to me that we all need to take a moment and evaluate our own behavior. Bradberry notes nine habits of emotionally intelligent people.
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Topics: Social-Emotional Development, Election

Learning about Compassion in the Preschool Classroom

Posted by Betty Gootson on Nov 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM

As we think about how much we have to be thankful for and how lucky we are, one can also reflect back to our core values - compassion, in particular. A large part of being compassionate relates to empathy. Though some people are innately empathetic and caring towards others, for many children it is something that needs to be taught and learned. Since young children are egocentric, we must help them become aware of the feelings and needs of others. It is important for them to learn to do good for the sake of helping others, rather than for any reward other than the good feeling they get as a result. They may not even be aware of that intrinsically good feeling unless we talk about it or point it out.

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Topics: Preschool, Core Values