Meeting the needs of learners in the 21st Century
Let’s help every child in Sackville reach their full potential while instilling within them a love of learning. We need engaging & meaningful education with many experiential learning opportunities that allow children the chance to gain the skills and knowledge they need to find their own path.
Guiding Principles for
education in modern times
> Creativity & Innovation
Incorporating new ideas and meeting multiple learning styles
> Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Empowered with the skills & knowledge to face future challenges
> Collaboration & Leadership
Community-based, peer-to-peer learning, teacher autonomy
> Cultural, Global & Environmental Awareness
Ethics, empathy, and self-awareness
Access to local resources; team teaching, authentic assessment
Use of interdisciplinary learning strategies and appropriate technologies
> Well-rounded & Healthy
Learning is hands-on and holistic, incorporating the arts, movement, & nature
> Lifelong learning, Self-direction and Personal Management
Meaningful learning that meets students needs and interests
We can create a Sackville model of education
One that uses the above guiding principles & is designed with the input of local teachers and the community for the benefit of all our children. You can add your voice to this discussion.
In the video below, Todd Rose, of Harvard University, discusses why education that teaches to the average student fails to meet the needs of most students.