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By Carole G. Basile

An excellent Little university will pay homage to Jefferson County Open university, a public tuition of selection with a thirty-year historical past of delivering an alternate schooling for college students in K-12. Chronicled during this e-book are the private stories and anecdotes of lecturers, mom and dad, and scholars in the tuition, and the way their contributions make it special. In so doing, those reflections reveal to others that there's extra to schooling than traditional topic components resembling math and studying. additionally tested are the ways that the college preserves the center parts that aid the scholars' top own, social, and highbrow pursuits. those self-reflective money owed create a studying surroundings with humanity on the heart, giving scholars the abilities essential to lead compassionate lives.

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Consequences were set up as well. Jeremy would be excluded from the classroom if he didn’t mind, first going to a designated “thinking chair” (a comfortable, quiet place in the classroom) to give him additional time to think about his choice. He could return to the group as soon as he was ready. If he failed to mind again, he would be sent home. Also, tantrums at any time are unacceptable, and he would be sent home immediately. All of this was explained to Jeremy. He agreed that he didn’t always like to come when told, but he knew that others do and he should too.

A secondary student who taught dance let us have our way with her costume room. From the ghost in his sheet to the Queen in her amethyst crown, they were brimming with excitement and they were ready. Students were prepared to ad-lib and cover for anyone and everyone who might need them. We all knew Calvin would need all the help he could get. But he didn’t. A miracle happened. Calvin never faltered. He burst on the scene with volume and with never seen before confidence. He never missed a beat and he The Power of the Personal 41 never missed a line.

One second grader was a great example of a self-directed learner and teacher. He has taken what he has learned and has taught other students in his area how to do flips. He summed it up best when he said, “I just kept trying until I learned how to do it and then I taught my friends. ” After a quick demonstration of a few tricks they could try, I presented them with the challenge of creating their own tricks. Before I knew it they had come up with a whole routine in which they synchronized and performed together, side by side.

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