Redefining the Classroom—Wait, What? Can We Do That?
A traditional classroom space is seen as a room where students go to be taught; it's where the Teacher houses their instructional materials and essentially teaches lessons to the children based on a preset curriculum with certain goals in mind.
I like to use a simple dust particle as an analogy:
"And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." Genesis 2:7
How does this verse from the Bible provide any relevance to the topic? Man, formed from the dust of the ground, contained all the necessary elements, but it was only after God breathed the breath of life, did Man become a LIVING soul. Along the same line, the traditional classroom may very well contain all the "necessary" elements to learn, but the Studio environment gives the breath of life, so to speak, that makes the learning come ALIVE!
So, we invite all educators, beginning in preschool through the formative years of a child's life, to rethink the classroom.
At BKC Academy we take our Studio classroom model from the Reggio Emilia methodologies, where the classroom environment itself serves as the "third teacher". As no two Reggio Emilia inspired schools look the same, we are excited to create our own community of Thinkers and Doers. Our Studios provide a 21st century Christ-centered environment. Our community of young learners and their families are passionate about God and passionate about education.
At Brilliant Kids Christian Academy, we have come out of the traditional classroom and moved into the Studio. Yes, we CAN do that!
Learn a little about Reggio Emilia here.
Visit us at www.brilliantkidsacademy.com where we open the doors to your child's unique brilliance. (Coming Soon!)