The Developing Child Learning Model is a whole-child approach that respects each child as an individual with his or her own unique strengths, interests, and needs. This learning model incorporates the following principles:
- Children need time, space, and resources.
- Children retain content when they’re engaged in the learning process.
- Children learn important skills when they’re active participants in the learning process.
- Integrated learning makes subject matter more meaningful and makes learning more effective.
- Children benefit from participation in the arts.
- Children benefit from positive role models who exemplify curiosity, creativity, and servant-leadership.
- Children experience success when goals are based on their individual needs and abilities.
- Assessment should be an integral part of the learning process.
- Children benefit from maintaining a healthy lifestyle and developing healthy relationships.
By adhering to these principles, I’m able to build positive relationships with my students, while helping them grow into strong, independent learners.