How is being learner-driven different than being student-centered? Learner-driven means I must get out of my children’s way and let them do hard things without hovering, interrupting or fixing.
Adults at Wonder are called guides instead of teachers because a guide's role is to constantly push power to the children so they learn to claim their true agency as individuals with invaluable potential and worth.
Public exhibitions at Wonder are meant to display the grueling process of learning rather than a polished end product.
Giving learners freedom within guardrails puts them in the driver’s seat of their learning, and ultimately -- their lives.
At Wonder, we stay far away from traditional letter grades, this allows us to focus on the process of creating excellent work.