Imagine an IDEAL school where the entire professional team is applying current brain research to every aspect of the learning experience to optimize student joy, engagement, memory, and understanding. A school that focuses on students being mindful and motivated to creatively demonstrate knowledge and true understanding of challenging, relevant information. Show what you know! Imagine an IDEAL school where students excel in emotional (EQ) and cognitive (IQ) skills and are innovation ready to be accepted to the best high schools and universities in the nation.
HOW WE TEACH
IDEAL School's brain-based and Multiple Intelligence philosophies and practices deliver effective and innovative strategies beyond the basic curriculum for the gifted learner. Our curriculum is designed to challenge and empower students to produce quality work and to become productive citizens, while protecting and nurturing their unique characteristics.
IDEAL School provides a supportive and stimulating environment where students use sophisticated forms of thinking that include generalizing, reasoning, predicting, classifying, comparing and contrast in order to seek evidence to support a hypothesis or idea. It is our goal at IDEAL School to teach for understanding (not just test scores). The professional teaching team will achieve this goal by:
The teacher will provide knowledge or insight by presenting a multiple intelligence lesson (relevant to students). The teacher will lead the learning process in an attempt to meet predetermined goals and academic objectives.
The teacher will guide the students to solve a relevant problem by asking questions, investigating methods, and discussing cause and effect relationships.
The teacher will facilitate meaningful discussions and active problem-solving to gain understanding of a given topic.