Philosophy of Education
Benchmarks of success in school are a love of learning, healthy self-esteem, connections with peers, relationships with adults, a positive attitude, and good grades. We encourage children to develop as whole people, with strong social, emotional, and academic skills, by practicing the following principles of quality education:
- Every child is smart. The once limited view of the 3 R’s, reading, writing, and arithmetic, has expanded to include multiple intelligences. The eight different learning styles are verbal-linguistic, mathematical-logical, visual-spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical-rhythmic, naturalistic, interpersonal, & intrapersonal.
- How we talk to children matters. Students of all ages respond to proactive positive language that invites play and cooperation and demonstrates implicit confidence in their abilities. We want to model and teach children to care, be compassionate, try their best, self-evaluate & enjoy learning.
- Practice an integral approach to teaching and learning. It is the responsibility of parents and educators to maintain an open mind and understand our own strengths & challenges. “Good teaching cannot be reduced to technique; good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher.” – Parker Palmer
- Support the home-school connection. More relevant communication is needed between parents, teachers and tutors. The goal is to have everyone on the same page, so that the child experiences consistency & meaningful support.