By Carole G. Basile
A very good Little college can pay homage to Jefferson County Open tuition, a public tuition of selection with a thirty-year heritage of offering an alternate schooling for college students in K-12. Chronicled during this ebook are the non-public reviews and anecdotes of lecturers, mom and dad, and scholars in the tuition, and the way their contributions make it precise. In so doing, those reflections show to others that there's extra to schooling than traditional topic components comparable to math and studying. additionally tested are the ways that the varsity preserves the middle parts that aid the scholars' most sensible own, social, and highbrow pursuits. those self-reflective debts create a studying setting with humanity on the middle, giving scholars the abilities essential to lead compassionate lives.
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If he failed to mind again, he would be sent home. Also, tantrums at any time are unacceptable, and he would be sent home immediately. All of this was explained to Jeremy. He agreed that he didn’t always like to come when told, but he knew that others do and he should too. He was not happy to learn he would have to go home if he chose not to follow these classroom expectations. We talked about Jeremy being the one who would make the choice about going home or not by his behavior, but we knew this would take time and experience to be internalized and fully understood by the child.
Students need to be exposed to this in an explicit way so they can see it for themselves. You can’t pour it in. All of these things are preparing them for life in a democracy in a way that just learning the three Rs in school can’t. One teacher said it this way: “This is often a balancing act that has to do with the institution versus the individual. In a sense there is a reinventing of the wheel, because when you get an idea, you think, I can go in and orchestrate this and direct the whole thing, but I need to think about how I can help kids come to this and understand it on their own.
The students are also asked to share any concerns that they have during the conference. In most cases, I found that students were able to express themselves honestly. Not only did students share their successes but also their struggles and areas for improvement. It was remarkable to see students demonstrating such a high level of awareness on behalf of the students regarding their own learning. My biggest “aha” was the amazing respect teachers and parents give their kids during conferences. It honestly brought tears to my eyes to see the kids we have been working with be given an opportunity to speak so candidly and openly about their intellectual and social development at school.
A Good Little School by Carole G. Basile