If I can let go of my agendas for my children (ie, what I want them to accomplish, how I want them to behave and even to look like) then I am free to be fascinated by who they are and who they were meant to be. With this mindset, I go from wishing they were more athletic or more musical or more intellectual to yearning to know them more deeply.
There are three common treasures in families who thrive on their hero’s journeys at Wonder. These families optimistically and courageously face challenges, eagerly learning together and growing closer in relationship to each other.
We are a competency-based learning environment that measures mastery through badges. Wonders work until they master their learning goals, and only then do they progress to the next level. This is contrary to the public school system, where students can progress through each grade with a "passing score" and still graduate.
How do you teach science in the 21st century? If you want to inspire children to change the world through discoveries, inventions and innovations, our belief is that you don’t “teach” science at all.
No lectures to my children. This is a promise I made to myself even though it is often difficult for me to uphold because I love a good lecture. The problem is that it’s simply the least effective way to teach them.