Education is a combination of experiencing, practicing, and questioning. Projects are devised to explore, manipulate, and expand learning. For every existing concept, someone somewhere asked a question, had an idea, expanded a project.
Learning should not be a chore for our children. It should be seen as an exciting part of life. School should be an experience that children look forward to each day with positive anticipation of sharing with peers and adults who view their accomplishment with satisfaction and enthusiasm, and who offer support at difficult times.
Education should encourage and challenge children to help them become strong in body, mind, and spirit. Education teaches self-discipline with structural expectations. If we donít have expectations for the children, why should they expect anything of themselves?
The basic philosophy at Kids Are People School is that education should be fun, rewarding, interesting, and challenging.
Along with this is a deep seeded belief in integration of cultures and abilities. We support looking at the world and people as a whole and in finding the goodness and the specialness of individuals and cultures.
In an effort to truly support these philosophies, we believe in individualized center based teaching and cooperative learning. So that our children can participate in all activities, modification and expansion on curriculum are made to accommodate individual abilities.
We firmly believe that children learn better in cooperation and from one another with the teacher acting as a facilitator. We foster and strongly encourage ideas for curriculum to come from the children and we support peer teaching and peer problem solving.