Today’s education system currently is devised for an outdated goal – to educate our children in order to figure out what jobs they can place in society. This is based on the first industrial revolution. As a result, our schools teach our children skills that lead to a mindset of becoming something predefined in society or going after a particular job function.
A new educational platform for children to enhance their healthy growth and effective learning.
Why do we need this? Why Now?
This mindset also creates other challenges:
- Students learn how to compete against other individuals and organizations work to create “competitive” gains against others. Possibility School examines how removing competitive thinking and working in collaboration generates more gains for all parties
- Today’s schools place emphasis on achieving high grades (4.0 GPA) and SAT scores with norm based tests measuring “success”. Possibility School considers concepts such as Carol Dweck’s “power of yet”, and focuses on fostering creative and innovative thinking.
- The basis skills framework of today’s system where everyday is comprised of a set of classes says that intellectual capability is the superior standard. However, Possibility School’s progressive and evolving curriculum understands that IQ is not the only factor that determines success and happiness in organizations and life.
We live the majority of life moving from “what we know we don’t know” to “what we know we know”.
These both sit within our domain of knowledge. However, the most important aspect to develop a growth mindset is to work on discovering “what we don’t know we don’t know”.
What we don’t know:
We live the majority of life moving from “what we know we don’t know” to “what we know we know”. These both sit within our domain of knowledge. For example, we know we know what a human is, what air is, what a table looks like, etc. We’re also familiar with things we know we don’t know – possibly how to do brain surgery, understanding Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. However, the most important aspect to develop a growth mindset is to work on discovering “what we don’t know we don’t know”. These unknowns, which sit outside of the individual’s domain of knowledge sit somewhere else in the universe – it’s outside of us. At Possibility School we examine how to tap into these unknowns of life. The better we are at accessing our unknowns, the more room for growth we create.
Our 5-pillar Solution.
1. The New Possibility Framework taps into life’s unknowns and maximizes growth potential. We dive deep into the power of connecting and human sharing as the fundamental basis for this growth
- 3.The Basic Skills pillar teaches core concepts, such as:
- a. Personalized Education Plans which maximize learning based on each child’s unique abilities and learning styles. For example, two children with varying innate abilities solve math problems in modules that move at their own pace of growt
- b.Project based learning which incorporates solving problems based on real world applications, e.g. building a robot teaches math and science skills
- c. Health education and physical exercises to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle
- 4. Team/Community & Innovation development. Possibility School places emphasis on the power of teamwork and community over the ability to conquer something as an individual
- a. Volunteering and increasing environmental awareness
- b. Team projects and leadership development
- c. Entrepreneurial lessons to instill grit, resilience, and adaptability.
- 5. Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
- a. Sense of self, management of emotions, cognitive styles
- b. Resilience and adaptability, mind / body
- c. Interpersonal skills
|Prenatal + Early Childhood Education||-9 months --> 3 years|
|Preschool||3/4 year olds|
|Elementary||5-10 year olds|
|Middle School||11-13 year olds|