By Carole G. Basile
An excellent Little college will pay homage to Jefferson County Open institution, a public college of selection with a thirty-year background of supplying another schooling for college kids in K-12. Chronicled during this e-book are the private reviews and anecdotes of lecturers, mom and dad, and scholars in the college, and the way their contributions make it particular. In so doing, those reflections exhibit to others that there's extra to schooling than traditional topic parts corresponding to math and studying. additionally tested are the ways that the college preserves the center components that help the scholars' top own, social, and highbrow pursuits. those self-reflective debts create a studying setting with humanity on the heart, giving scholars the abilities essential to lead compassionate lives.
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Choice time is where the students work on their passions as well as their relationships. The structured times are rich with information. They are both there to develop the tools necessary for learning and simply for the enjoyment of discovering the mysteries of learning and life (exposing them to potential passions). This ebb and flow between structure and freedom that I learned from my time at the Open School. SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING Students reach the point of self-advocacy only if we listen to what they are telling us, give them the gift of time to pursue their interests, guide them to the resources, and pay attention to their excitement and fascination with their new found passion.
The personal piece of the pie recognizes that the community acknowledges, celebrates, and uses everyone’s gift, whatever it is. Instead of a narrow definition of success based on academics, they build on the individuals’ strengths and develop a strong sense of self. They know that not everyone is going to be a rocket scientist, and not The Wholistic Nature of Schooling 19 everyone will go to college, but this doesn’t lessen their worth in any way and it doesn’t mean they are not successful. Who the person is as a human being, what talents the person has, this is important.
Weekly Reader’s “Young Hamlet” was five pages long, It looked possible. “Let’s GO for it,” I screamed. I cast the parts according to who I thought would benefit from them the most. If they could identify with their character enough, perhaps they could assimilate important lessons in life found in that character’s behavior. For example, my littlest “naughty” could stand “walking a mile” in the priest’s shoes. I rewarded the least nurturing girl in our class with the part of Queen Mother and a boy who loved to disappear had rare fun being the ghost.
A Good Little School by Carole G. Basile