“I think every parent, every scientist, every early childhood educator who has looked at a young child sees that curiosity, that wonder and asks themselves, what can we do to keep this alive in a child, to foster it, to fan the flames and not to dampen that curiosity?” Dr. Andrew Meltzoff – Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences – University of Washington
Our educators, parents and learners embrace the opportunity to be engaged in powerful learning moments as we are immersed in our search for knowledge, deeper understandings and new questions. We live and learn together in community around legitimate questions, collaboratively building possibilities and seeing different perspectives. We imagine what it could be like in our big world if all education were built on learners’ questions, wonderings and theories. If all education respected differences and permitted learners to enter into spaces of disequilibrium where children can search for and reconstruct meaning. We are deeply grateful for our school approach where we have the opportunity daily to think for ourselves, think joyfully with others, and enter into authentic and open relationships with one another.
Simply, the Temple Beth Sholom Innovative School is a habitat for learners to be seen as competent and essential to the design of the learning experience. It is a place where diversity is embraced, respect vital, and relationships key to the fabric of our community. As a professional team, we want to grow thinkers, debaters, and creators who have a deep sense of agency and who constantly ask why and why not. We want our learners to imagine what can be and not settle for what is.
We welcome you and feel privileged to be a part of your life!
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