We have strictly small classes where we avoid a ‘drill-and-kill’ approach to lessons. Our focus is on meeting children at their individual points-of-need, and to take them higher so they can realise their full potential.
Within our teaching practice at Altius Education, our educators seek to incorporate Harvard University’s Visible Thinking Routines which make extensive use of learning routines that promote higher order cognition. What makes them routines, versus merely strategies, is that they get used over and over again in our lessons so that they become part of the fabric of Altius Education’s culture. The routines become the ways in which we encourage our students to go about the process of learning.
For more information about Visible Thinking, please visit: http://www.pz.harvard.edu/projects/visible-thinking.