Socratic discussion, small-group meetings, online programs with technology that adapts to students, interdisciplinary projects, and reflection.
The Lab School of Memphis utilizes a Montessori-style approach, working in small groups of multi-aged children to promote learning in a hands-on setting. This “helps learners uncover their strengths and their interests, and find a calling,” Morrison said.
VELA Education Fund recently released Classrooms Anywhere, a 32-page analysis of survey response data collected from more than 300 students, parents, educators, and community members who are leading nontraditional education programs across the country.
Karla Withrow and Alycia Wright are among the hundreds of VELA grant recipients who’ve elected to homeschool their children. VELA chose to make a video about Withrow and Wright to show what homeschooling in 2022 can look like, from one coast to another.
The Seattle School for Boys, whose students are socioeconomically and racially diverse, weaves a social-emotional component throughout everything it does.
This is the second in an occasional series of posts from Abigail Cogar and Eva Barry, two high school students in West Virginia who (with their parents’ help) applied for and received a Micro grant from VELA.