The Raphael Education and Learning Centre (R.E.A.L.) a Private Membership Association
LEARNING THROUGH LIVING
Onsite we currently have small groups of children learning through observation, fun, warmth and creativity.
Together, we’ll form a productive partnership to ensure your child(ren) joyfully embark on an educational journey that nurtures a lifelong love of learning, through The Raphael Education and Learning Centre (R.E.A.L.) a Private Membership Association.
R.E.A.L. compliments the education and learning the child is receiving from their family home in our in-home education and learning environment. R.E.A.L. wishes to provide an environment where children can safely explore, observe and learn. There is little focus on skills work in the R.E.A.L. classes. The emphasis is storytelling based. Story telling may be the centerpiece of the daily lesson. The imaginative content of stories is a strong method for hearing and remembering information. Learning should be an adventure! Stories are the backbone of the curriculum, whether it be math, science, language arts, history, or geography. Telling the story comes first, it works deeply upon the imagination. First, through images then re-told and re-created through an artistic process. Often this occurs with coloured crayons and paper, sometimes paintings, sculpture, theatre, puppetry, and music. The story told begins to live inside the students as if it belonged to them. It is essential that the story belongs to them.
“Tell me a fact and I’ll learn. Tell me a truth, and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” — Native American Proverb
We support our children through their everyday learning to be respectful, reverent and responsible stewards who are inspired, imaginative, intuitive, happy, healthy, and enthusiastic about the world, each other and themselves!
We work through different mediums in pursuit of nurturing your child(ren)s lifelong love of learning through living. The learning process is essentially threefold, engaging head, heart, and hands—or thinking, feeling, and doing.
This is the basis out of which I will work to nurture and engage each child through a curriculum and methodology that supplements and integrates academics, arts, and practical skills. Some practical skills may include:
- Baking, Cooking
Developmentally Appropriate Learning;
Curriculum that meets each child where they are at
1. Get to know your child(ren)
Deschooling the adults in turn is reflected in the deschooling of the children. Knowing yourself brings a peacefulness that trickles into the children’s lives. When you embark on the journey to get to know who you are, the children feel this inherently and grow up with the confidence of knowing and growing into themselves. See the reflection of yourself in your child, here you meet your child in a whole new way.
2. Pedagogy: The method and practice of teaching
To allow the potential of the child to flourish, grow and expand I utilize the rhythms and methods of head, heart, and hands, learning. This brings the practical arts woven into supplemental academic learning and skill-building; experiential learning is the gift which the child experiences. The study of any subject is begun with the background history of it. For example, when teaching early mathematics, say measurement, the student will hear stories of the ancient peoples of Egypt Mesopotamia, where length was first measured with the human body and time was measured by the period of sun, moon, and stars. Through such stories, the children are able to learn why they are learning to measure, weigh, and count before learning how. It goes back to the human story, one which we all belong to and the children are reminded of it in each and every lesson.
3. Intuitive Pedagogy; A learning experience is only successful if it allows fluidity in the methods and content of learning. Questions!
A question asked by a child demonstrates they are taking an active role in their own learning. They are trying to figure out through self-directed queries how the world works by seeking information. These questions help them to build critical thinking skills that build free individual responsible human beings.
Asking questions is also an important form of communication. The child is confidently seeking out a knowledgeable person— a parent, another child, a family member, teacher or caregiver—and requesting information that was inspired by the question.
Finally, when a child asks questions, it shows how important trusting relationships are in helping children learn and grow. Children turn to the people they love and trust to help them learn. A loving authority who they trust may open the door to many possibilities for this child’s journey, supporting their inherent destiny path; all while being very clear on bringing what is developmentally appropriate for the age of the child.
“Music is Our
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These options are a point of departure for your in-home education experience with Ms. Kassandra through The Raphael Education and Learning Centre (R.E.A.L.) a Private Membership Association. We offer a variety of options that may better serve your family. These listed here are examples of what some families have previously enrolled in.
There are other families that have tailored the in-home education experience to serve their direct needs.
Email: Kassandra@homeeducationconsultant.com for more information and application for The Raphael Education and Learning Centre (R.E.A.L.) a Private Membership.