2021-2022

  • Brian Nash

    Brian Nash, American Painter

    (with many other talents)

    1957 - 2020

    After successful work in advertising, marketing, and even songwriting, one day Brian picked up a paint brush and found his passion to create what he called “art for the child at heart.” His paintings, prints and textiles are in private collections, galleries, hotels, restaurants, and corporate settings in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. His work will continue to be sold through the soon to be established Brian Nash Foundation, which will donate a portion of the proceeds of every sale of his artwork to the causes he held so dear. Until then you can view his art at www.briannash.net.

    (from https://www.dignitymemorial.com/ obituaries/nashville-tn/brian-nash-9188797)

     

Mr. Quisling's Class

  • The Yellow Submarine Museum

    The Yellow Submarine Museum

    by Brian Nash

     

  • Executive Functioning

    Posted by Michael Quisling on 10/17/2021

    Hello!

    In case you’re not familiar with the term, Executive Functioning is a term used to describe a set of mental skills that include working memory, flexible thinking, and self-control. We use these skills every day to learn, work, and manage daily life. We also use these skills to set goals, get started on tasks and projects, and see them through to completion. 

    In the same way some students have more developed skills in math, writing, reading, art, etc., some students have more developed executive functioning skills than others, and all of us develop these skills over time with practice. Providing a learning environment that promotes executive functioning is always on my mind. It’s also one of the first things to consider if a student seems to be struggling at school with academics, behavior or both. Trouble paying attention, regulating emotions, starting and completing assignments, and remembering to do and turn in homework are likely executive functioning issues, which are best addressed by teaching skills instead of heavy-handed approaches.

    If you are interested in reading more about executive functioning and brain development, I found some useful information at understood.org. Here is a link to a page on their website specifically about executive functioning:

    https://www.understood.org/articles/en/what-is-executive-function

    I’d love to hear your thoughts, so please share.

    All the kids in my class are trying to do well, and there is a range of executive functioning development among them.

    Warm wishes!

    - Mr. Q.

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  • Onward!

    Posted by Michael Quisling on 7/29/2021

    Hello!

    I'm looking forward to teaching 5th grade at Cedaroak Park. Go Squirrels!

    - Mr. Q.

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