Fundamental Beliefs of Learning
1. Children Need to Learn
- Children have a primal need for learning every day.
- Children deserve to see their parents love learning.
- Children can and will learn if properly motivated.
2. Learning is a Physiological Activity Involving the Whole Body.
- Children learn best by doing.
- Children of all ages learn by moving, singing, dancing, drawing, playing, exploring, discovering, experiencing
- Children remember a concept when they spend time on it thinking, experimenting, solving and creating.
3. Children Need a Safe Environment and Repetition to Learn
- Children should be given the tools of learning.
- Children need timely feedback to improve
- Children need to understand they won’t get it right the first time. They should be prepared to do it at least three times to obtain mastery.
4. Children Need a Rich Learning Environment
- Relevant and current information must be at the Parents’ and Children’ fingertips to provide answers when the questions are still fresh.
- Children need access to books of all types.
- Children must be proficient in reading, writing, and calculation by the time they are eight. All other learning depends on that.
- Children should be exposed to all types of learning styles.
- Technology used appropriately can greatly magnify the Children’s capacity to learn.