How Students Learn Best

Humans are innately curious beings who are learning all the time. At RVCS we continually organize ourselves to maximize natural learning through the use of a variety of perspectives and practices.

CIRCLE PRACTICE:

Ridge and Valley Charter School uses modified consensus circle practice for all decision making. This process is used by the students, Guides and Trustees alike:

The Circle Way Video

ECOLOGICAL LITERACY:

An introduction to the Universe Story

Benefits of Connecting Children with Nature (PDF)

The 8 Benefits of Outdoor Education

Children in Touch With Nature Do Better on Tests

EXPERIENTAL LEARNING:

Children Need Communities – Communities Need Children

Take a Peek Inside an Investigations Math Classroom

What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning?

SELF DIRECTED LEARNING:

Nancie Atwell on Student Choice in book and writing topics:

SYSTEMS-THINKING:

Ecological understanding requires shifting to a new way of thinking:

Sir Ken Robinson on Changing Education Paradigms: