The Purpose of P.O.W.E.R
There has been an evident shift in education from “teacher-run” classrooms (the teacher is the focus) to “teacher-facilitated” classrooms (the students are the focus). Within “teacher-run” classrooms, students are not provided the opportunity to explore and develop their own personal understanding of the taught material; however, in “teacher-facilitated” classrooms, students are presented with the skills to be autonomous learners, while the teachers serve as learning coaches.
It is now, more important than ever to limit the restrictions that are placed on students. It is our responsibility to provide them with as many opportunities as possible to explore their own individual learning paths. This task is not easy, and it requires an extraordinary amount of planning and focus, but the results are well worth the effort.
It would be great if each student had his or her own individual teacher, but the reality is teachers can have up to 30 or more students in one class. This reality makes it difficult for students to receive the facetime to maximize their potential.
Here at Prospective180 we have developed a program that makes learning more personalized --allowing students to become active participants instead of passive learners, thus improving successful habits and springboarding growth. This model requires a different mode of teaching. Instead of starting with curriculum, we lead with building relationships through the development of peer teams, the search for purpose, the cultivation of passions, and identification of learning modalities.This POWERful model is a continuous process, and we use P.O.W.E.R, which stands for:
This is how we continue to grow within the learning environment. We believe, in order for individuals to realize the full scope of their futures, they must have the ability to see and trust that their foundation is rooted in positive relationships which enables them to understand their skillsets, influence their peers, embrace adversity, and become successful.
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