We teach our students the best way to communicate
Purposeful education is about giving kids the skills they need to become successful adults and a successful adult must know how to communicate! There are many facets to proper and clear communication.
One way to ensure you have control over a situation is to know how to properly communicate your emotions. We teach our kids how to put words to what they’re feeling. The more you can learn how to express to others what you are feeling, the better experience you will have in business situations and in life. We also teach our kids the effect their words can have on each other. We spot conflicts as they are happening. For example, we’ll stop someone and say, “Do you see her face? Do you think she feels good about what you just said or did?”. This teaches them to read body language and connect physical signals to emotional responses.
Presenting yourself in the best way
Our students regularly give speeches or present reports to their classmates. In all our classes, students work collaboratively to come up with solutions to problems posed by their teacher. They then present their solutions to the class or teach what they have learned and discovered, to their classmates. Often, we invite members of our community to enjoy our students’ presentations and exhibitions. Our 3 – 5 graders participate in Speech Class every week. Together they learn not only the art of public speaking but how to think quickly on their feet and share an opinion in addition to evaluating the speeches given by their classmates’. It is the best way to teach them how to communicate in a clear, effective way.
Our project-based learning approach teaches children how to communicate with each other and with their teacher. As the students work together to solve a problem, they learn to quickly determine whether they are being understood by or not. In addition, they also learn how to communicate their ideas in a clear way during their presentations, so that the rest of the class understands it.