In this episode, educator James Boutin discusses why we should be spending most of our time, as educators, answering the question Why do we educate? versus How do we educate? James is a firm believer in empowering students with a curriculum rooted in love, integrity, honesty, and empathy. Listen in as James shares why the community school model is working so well at school he works at in Seattle.
Tips from this episode:
- Explore what it means to build a community of empowered learners using the C.A.P.S model (Community, Academics, Post-High School, Social-Emotional Learning)
- Learn why community schools are working so much better than schools that continue to operate from a “top-down” philosophy
- Understand why students need more unstructured time in the day and how to meet their needs developmentally
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