|I am defeated, and know it, if I meet any human being from whom I find myself unable to learn anything., George Herbert Palmer, Poet
At Green Learning Academy, thinking is stretched beyond traditional memory and comprehension. Here, children are taught HOW to think, not WHAT to think.
Green Learning Academy uses Student-Directed Teaching to develop the best way for each student to learn.
We take advantage of studentsí interests and passions to fully engage them in learning. This promotes engagement of the whole brain (experience, investigation, knowledge and application) during lessons. Students discover strategies to use when confronting new challenges.
Our classrooms provide the opportunity for students to work at their own pace and level of complexity depending on the subject, the topic within that subject and the strength area of the student. This allows the students to have choices in how they are going to learn the objectives required by Alberta Learning curriculum.
Represents the student choosing how to learn. The choice is never not to work; the choice is how to get the work done. Students choose which Teaching Style to use and then how to complete the objectives. One student may choose to create a game, another student may make a power point presentation, while still another may choose to create a graph with documentation. How they do their work is up to them, but they must meet their own benchmark in neatness, depth and understanding.
Is the speed at which the student is working. Students work at different paces: what takes one student 10 minutes to complete may take another student 30 minutes. Holding back the student that does it faster is not fair but, neither is rushing the student that needs the extra time. Through the objectives students accomplish as many objectives as they can before the class-time is over. The days objectives are to be completed on that day however, if you finish those before class ends, you continue on with the next dayís work and so on. This will lead to Earned Time. The timeline is set to the Command students by the timelines set out by Alberta Learning.
The degree of difficulty of the studentís work. Some students want to know everything they can about a specific subject while others are content to know just the basics. Objectives and Teaching Styles allow students to take concepts as deep as they wish while still covering the required information.
Your child is encouraged to use their whole brain when problem solving and is given strategies to use when faced with an unfamiliar problem.
Your child develops confidence and independence as a learner.
A pupil gifted in one area is no longer held back until others catch up. If challenged in a subject area, your child is not rushed nor denied the opportunity to form the skills necessary for future success.
Student-Directed Teaching is the educational method for parents who want their children to be the leaders and managers of tomorrow.
Student-Directed Teaching is a process which takes advantage of studentsí interests and passions to fully engage them in learning. This method promotes engagement of the whole brain (experience, investigation, knowledge and application) during lessons. Students discover strategies to use when confronting new challenges.
Want to learn more about Green Learning Academy
or Student-Directed Teaching?
You are invited to attend a free 2 hour workshop, entitled;
How Kids Learn - What Works, What Doesnít and Why
This short workshop will answer your questions on education
and how your child learns