• MCAS Test Scores May Be Down, But Is Our Focus on the Right Place?

    October 20, 2017 | Housman Institute
    The redesigned MCAS may have yielded lower scores for Massachusetts students, but is our focus on the right place?     Boston Globe reporter James Vazniz
  • Early Childhood Education and The Housman Institute

    September 27, 2017 | Amanda Derby
    Early childhood education is at an exciting juncture. As I write this blog, recognition is growing of the importance of laying the foundation for emotional intelligence, or what the academic world often refers to as emotional competence in young children. In fact, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has recently...
  • Teaching the Building Blocks of Emotional Intelligence

    September 21, 2017 | Donna K. Housman, Ed.D
    The launch of the Housman Institute comes amid growing awareness of the importance of teaching the building blocks of emotional intelligence from birth. Supported through our ongoing research and teacher training, our flagship program begin to…ECSEL promotes the growth in early childhood of critical developmental constructs, namely...
  • Our Approach in Practice

    September 19, 2017 | Andie Savel
    When I first started working at Beginnings, a Housman Institute Lab School, I thought it was going to be like other preschools and other early childhood development centers. My first few weeks observingchildren interact with teachers and peers quickly disavowed me of that notion. Within the first month of the program, children as young as two...