I foster student engagement by connecting the curriculum with their real life. Biology can be detailed, complex, and microscopic. It’s easy to lose students in the details. Helping them relate those minute and intricate concepts to things they experience every day brings learning to life.
Kids aren’t going to remember everything from high school, so what are the things they need to know? Those are my essential standards. This program is tailored to each student and their learning needs. Every learning experience is unique to the student I’m working with.
This school helps prepare students for a successful future in many ways. Our students have mastered time-management and self-advocacy skills. They’ve been able to create their own schedule and learned strategies to stick to it. They recognize when they need support and aren’t afraid to ask for it. They’ve developed excellent communication skills after working with teachers individually throughout their educational experience.
Our students succeed when the student, caretaker, and teachers all work together. Barriers to success are created when the student or caretaker is unable, or unwilling, to play an active role in the student’s education. When this learning triad functions as designed, there isn’t a doubt that any engaged student can thrive at this school.