philosophy – a people agenda
This is a people agenda. Which means there is no agenda when we gather in a room.There is only trust.
Trust frees us to be ourselves. It rids us of rules that bind and assumptions that blind. We believe we need to gracefully and respectfully question everything.
We believe the process of learning is natural if we give ourselves and each other permissions to:
notice the unlikely.
We believe school becomes life when the learner owns the learning, when respect for every voice is the soul of the learning community.
The beauty of adversity is that it unveils privacy. Often, the only problem with communication is that we think we have attained it. There is so much hidden in the heart that our eyes and ears often miss. Transparency is becoming the new currency.
Imagine with us, how a person might change, how a community might change, how the world might change, if we determined that people and relationships matter most. Imagine community as the curriculum. Imagine people genuinely valuing people, no strings attached. At the end of the day, what matters more than the human spirit?
Knowledge exists in connections. Learning is growing/pruning those connections. (-G Siemens)
We believe that empowering all learners to own their learning, speak with their own voice, define their own success, and then share their art/gift/talent is going to be the change we all crave.
Rather than focus on achievement gap, we choose to wonder and question and share what it means to be human and alive.