Kids!Can! classes are rooted in the idea that school should be:
-Every person has their own path to personal discovery and advancement using deep self knowledge of strengths and weaknesses
-Our educational system should more closely reflect this reality to better ensure a compelling educational experience for all students
-The ability understand one’s self is directly linked to the ability to have empathy for others.
“Why is the sky blue and not red?”
“When will we live in space?”
“How does a seed grow into a tree?”
When students have access to the sum of all human written knowledge. What is the role of the educator?
Current primary school curriculum subject cadence is arbitrary and too generalized to meet the needs of today’s youth.
For Example: If a child can learn basic multiplication at 6 years old, or coding at 10 why do we wait 2 more years to teach it?
-Why do we refer to the area outside of school as the “real world”? What message does this send our students?
-We believe that lessons should connect students with the world they live in now, and the one that will be there when compulsory education ends.
As humans, our learning becomes deeper and more meaningful when we can associate novel information with a positive emotion.