How do we personalize learning for each student?
We have an intimate setting that allows for a smaller school and more one on one interaction between students and teachers. We take the time to learn about each student’s strengths and weaknesses in order to create effective learning environment where each child can succeed. We provide the students with the tools they need to guide their progress and learn to be proud of their accomplishments. By integrating technology, we are able to meet individual student needs and allow the students to develop skills necessary to be competent in today’s changing society. Our goal is for every student to become a life-long learner.
Why personalize learning
Not all children learn the same way. Some need to move, to have hands-on experiences. Some like to read. Some learn better in different environments or like to express their learning creatively. In order for each child to succeed to the best of their ability, it’s important to recognize their learning needs. Personalized learning meets those needs and allows the students, not just to meet state standards, but master the content.
To Personalize learning for every student by interest and need using consistent assessment, collaborative planning, student self-reflection upon data, and individualized practices to ensure each student’s highest level of engagement and success.
Community Engagement, Rigor, Emotional Safety, and a Culture of Praise
A teacher can list objectives and let the students know what is expected all day long, but if the student is not invested in the lessons, learning will not occur. When students set their own goals, either personal or academic, they are taking an active part in their education. Having a goal makes the actual learning matter more than just getting the final grade.
Learning is not limited to the classroom. Along with academics, we encourage personal growth and character development. Interpersonal skills, the understanding of how to interact with others, prepares students for life success outside of school. Recognizing what respect looks like toward their peers, authority figures, and for themselves paves the way for future careers or continued studies. Our student community learns to work together in both small and large group capacities, taking the responsibilities in student government, pride in their campus, and playing their individual parts in keeping the culture of our school safe and positive.