A Good Little School by Carole G. Basile

By Carole G. Basile

A great Little college will pay homage to Jefferson County Open institution, a public college of selection with a thirty-year historical past of delivering an alternate schooling for college kids in K-12. Chronicled during this ebook are the non-public studies and anecdotes of lecturers, mom and dad, and scholars in the college, and the way their contributions make it specific. In so doing, those reflections reveal to others that there's extra to schooling than traditional topic parts comparable to math and analyzing. additionally tested are the ways that the college preserves the center parts that help the scholars' most sensible own, social, and highbrow pursuits. those self-reflective debts create a studying setting with humanity on the heart, giving scholars the talents essential to lead compassionate lives.

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Spaces where students can learn, talk, and grow with each other and their teachers. Classrooms typically have couches, pillows, lofts, overstuffed chairs, and tables and chairs for small group learning. Parent communication is visible through parent bulletin boards about parent-related items, school-related items, and education-related items such as upcoming rallies, meetings, and forums. There are bookshelves in the hallways that provide information and resources for parents on parenting, child development, and education.

Ruby, watch this,” is what I heard at least three or four times each time this group was in the small gym. The best part was seeing their smiles and seeing them glow with pride every time they performed their tricks for me. I attempted to 38 A Good Little School make it more challenging by changing the uneven bars to parallel bars, but it didn’t even faze them. They commented on the change and got right to creating new tricks and piecing together a new routine. These two examples barely scratch the surface of all that is happening in the small gym.

The Open Living School opens in a series of cottages in Arvada, Colorado, with co-principals, ten staff members and 200 students ages three through twelve. The Board of Education authorizes a second year and expands the school to two sites, Evergreen and Edgewater. One of the former principals goes to each school. The Evergreen site moves locations to a more appropriate facility next door. Seventh grade is added at both sites The Board of Education approves the Open School following three years of successful reviews of the charter.

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