We understand that students learn in different ways and we are committed to providing instructional techniques to meet those needs. We utilize such methods as differentiated instruction and project-based learning to help our students master concepts and relate their learning to life.
Differentiated instruction ensures that what a student learns and how he or she learns it matches that student’s ability and interests. Differentiation encourages teachers to adjust their teaching style to accommodate their students’ learning needs to help them achieve academically. Our teachers use methods like:
- Hands-on instruction using manipulatives
- Oral instruction with visual clues
- Reading choice and journaling
- Cooperative learning
- Authentic assessments
Project-based learning is a mode of teaching crafted around a defined problem that students must solve using concepts taught in the classroom. It generally requires students to assume specific roles (such as research assistants, environmental advisers, or advocates) to solve issues and address opposing concerns so students can reach a solution that meets the demands of all involved. It is a great team-building exercise that helps students transfer information to real life.