All children enter the world as self-directed learners – some children, however, can easily unlearn this skill within environments that fail to support it. In our classrooms, you will observe children independently choosing from many purposeful activities teachers have placed on the shelves. The entire culture of CMH was created to support self-direction and independence. This culture provides lifelong skills. The classroom is structured to lead children to different disciplines and materials in ways that foster the child’s desire to learn independently. With low student-teacher ratios, teachers have the time to observe each child to see where to draw out his or her natural curiosity and encourage self-direction. Other students model this self-directed behavior and can help classmates who are struggling with this initially.
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