Why Opal School Online?
Schools today face an unending list of false choices. Standardization or autonomy? Rigor or free play? Reading scores or recess? Opal School Online welcomes a richer vision of high quality educational experiences for children and adults. 8-year-old Paul reminds us that third doors are always possible, and together we can find them. At Opal School Online we’ll explore vital themes:
- How can schools support empathy and agency?
- What is the relationship between literacy and the arts?
- How might a pedagogy of playful inquiry draw on children’s natural learning strategies?
- What is the difference between being in charge and being in control?
- How can we better understand the habits of heart and mind that inspire young learners?
- How can the tools of the arts create conditions where children develop complex ideas?
- What happens when we hold a strong image of all children?