How We Do It
Four Cornerstones Preparing the Inner Terrain for Learning
We are Here to Support Our Children in Their Readiness for Life and in their Pursuit of a Meaningful Future. To accomplish this, we've come to understand that education needs to be social, emotional, interactive, and relevant.
The importance of relationships/friendships in the strengthening of our identity, worth and confidence. Face-to-face communicating is highly important to the social growth of students. Kids need to know they are visible and valued and belong as family members in the community of their class. The “empathy factor” in relating to others and acceptance of others who are different.
An atmosphere where students can express their emotions in appropriate ways. An energized and enthusiastic approach to learning. The “allowing” of fun, laughter, curiosity and wonderment in the learning process.
Communicating and collaborating with classmates/peers in small and large groups, pair share and time for personal reflection. It is an exchange of ideas and information. Kids enjoy working in teams and recognize the talents of their peers in doing projects and being involved in solution-making.
How do school subjects apply to where I want to go in life? How are they related to my goals and dreams? Having a compelling future story (a direction in life) brings significance to attending, participating and staying in school and helps with making more positive choices