The Talking Stick Blog

News, Updates, Program Recaps, and Homeschooling Information

Open House: Wednesday, February 12th

Talking Stick is hosting an open house on Wednesday, February 12th, from 10am-12pm. Stop by to talk to staff and participants about our programs for homeschoolers ages 4-17. We will be hosting the entire open house at our Garden Classroom. We have several families attending with young people in different age groups, so we are planning to have all ages,…

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Homeschooling, Because Science: Creativity is

Creativity is Messy A recent article in the New York Times, “It’s Not Mess, It’s Creativity” described experiments  that measured creativity differences between subjects in messy and tidy spaces. They found that test subjects in the messy room were inspired to be more creative, more likely to use divergent thinking and more attracted to novelty. The abstract concluded that participants in a…

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Homeschooling, Because Science: Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing The country that brought the world giant robots, giant moths, and little slices of raw fish on rice is now exporting another brilliant aspect of Japanese culture, Forest Bathing, also known as shinrin-yoku. There is no need to get bare or worry about public indecency charges. Forest Bathing is just the practice of being in nature, with as…

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Moving Back to Northwest Philadelphia

True to Our Nature Talking Stick Learning Center is pleased to announce our new partnership with and relocation to Awbury Arboretum, a 55 acre parkland in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, beginning in the fall of 2013. We feel that with our move to Awbury Arboretum, Talking Stick is more aligned with our core principles: emphasizing experiential learning, celebrating collaboration,…

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Homeschooling in Philly: An Unofficial and Irreverent FAQ about Homeschooling

If you are new to homeschooling and worried about socialization, or tired of the giving the same answers to the same questions, here is something fresh.