Fostering Independence

Fostering Independence

Fostering Independence It’s a familiar situation for all of us: A child walks up to us with an unzipped jacket and asks for help getting it closed. Our response to this question is vitally important. Do we save the time and the energy and zip their jacket for them, or...
Making Data Personal

Making Data Personal

Making Data Personal As someone who prefers words to numbers and is generally disinterested in pie charts, I haven’t always had the most positive relationship with the word “data,” especially as it pertains to education. I associate the term with standardized testing...
A History of Reimbursement: Accessing an EPIC Education

A History of Reimbursement: Accessing an EPIC Education

A History of Reimbursement: Accessing an EPIC Education At EPIC, we are committed to empowering families to advocate for the needs of their children and seek reimbursement from the Department of Education for the full cost of our tuition.  The origins of this...
Staying Calm: A Therapeutic Approach to Crisis De-Escalation

Staying Calm: A Therapeutic Approach to Crisis De-Escalation

Staying Calm: A Therapeutic Approach to Crisis De-Escalation Parent University is a monthly Zoom series during which we empower families with relevant, research-proven best practices for supporting their children at home and beyond. On February 23rd, Head of School...
Let’s Learn to Write!

Let’s Learn to Write!

Let’s Learn to Write! A Simple Guide to Handwriting Instruction In February of 2020, I had the opportunity to attend a Handwriting Without Tears workshop in Manhattan. It was a reminder not only of how important handwriting instruction is but also of the...
Bringing Home Educational Roleplaying Games

Bringing Home Educational Roleplaying Games

Bringing Home Educational Roleplaying Games Hey, EPIC! In my last post, I shared the educational benefits of roleplaying games, but many parents and educators who have never experienced these sorts of games in their personal lives worry they’re inaccessible due...