NEWS

May
24
2017

To shape young minds to love learning begins with the excitement, intrigue and mystery of exploring.  As young children discover the thrill of exploring, they are motivated by what they know about the things they love, but they also rise to a new level of curiosity about what they don’t know. Once they realize there […]

By Yorktown Education Team
May
18
2017

Age-flexible classrooms are among the best school programs, yet among the few. The reason is that the multiage or age-flexible  classroom has yet to find its way into the mainstream as the ‘norm’. Still considered an anomaly for the most part, age-flexible learning environments may be among the few, but they are proving to be […]

By Yorktown Education Team
May
11
2017

Do students learn the value of collaboration in traditional classrooms? Do they leave the class taking with them more than just a mark? Have they learned the value of one another? Have they learned how to effectively collaborate? Sadly, the answer is probably not.  What is it that makes the difference in a learning environment […]

By Yorktown Education Team
May
4
2017

Students who learn how to captain their own learning ship are usually flexible and critical thinkers. They are motivated to work with fellow students and people around them as resources for collaboration. Along this path, they will pick up real life skills like organization, time-management, and budgeting. Students in our learning environment learn how to […]

By Yorktown Education Team
Apr
26
2017

Many parents struggle trying to understand why the gaps in public education exist which cause children to become bored and unchallenged, often leading to behavioral issues and poor learning performance. Over-packed curriculum and crowded classrooms are in large part responsible for the boredom, negativity, apathy and self-doubt that have been seen the last decade in […]

By Yorktown Education Team
Apr
20
2017

The idea that social-emotional growth and academic improvement are equally important and that learning occurs through social interaction is the result of what’s known as the Responsive Classroom.  It’s an approach that promotes pro-social behaviors. Studies in the concept of Responsive Classroom have proven to raise academic achievement, improve teacher-student interactions, and promote high quality […]

By Yorktown Education Team
Apr
14
2017

Getting into college these days is not just about being the smartest kid in the class, nor having the best grades. In fact, there’s no guarantee of college admission even for the valedictorian of the class. It’s more about what makes a student special. If a student is in the top 10 percent of the […]

By Yorktown Education Team
Apr
8
2017

Educators striving to achieve better teaching methodologies face countless challenges. Unraveling the systemic learning obstacles within the public school system that have existed for generations is no easy task. That’s why it’s good to know there are valuable new methods of learning that make unlearning less difficult and more of a next step. Yorktown Education […]

By Yorktown Education Team
Mar
31
2017

First of all, let’s define exceptional. For instance in education, an exceptional student may also be identified as a gifted student; gifted being defined as an exceptional ability to reason and learn. The term, twice exceptional,  often abbreviated as 2e, is also tied to intellectually gifted children who have some form of disability. They are […]

By Yorktown Education Team
Mar
14
2017

What students want most in a learning environment is the freedom to socially interact with other students of various age groups, ethnicities and cultures. And providing this real collaboration is not an easy task – if you want to do it well. While it may seem that real collaboration should happen intuitively, that’s far from […]

By Yorktown Education Team