PILLARS OF THE WILDFLOWER OPEN CLASSROOM
What makes Wildflower Open Classroom Unique? What are the foundations of our philosophies and the “must haves” that make us who we are? How do we explain those foundations (pillars), and what do they look like in practice?
These are the questions that the Board of Directors charged a group of WOC parents, teachers, students, and administrators to consider and answer, and after spending a great deal of time considering, researching, discussing, and designing; the pillars document was created. These pillars reflect the philosophical and pragmatic elements of our charter and provide opportunities for ongoing discussion and development for teachers, parents, board, and students.
1. Constructivist Learning
2. The Webbing Way
3. The Whole Child
4. Ownership and Personal Responsibility
5. Community of Learners
6. The Bigger Picture
The Wildflower Community Council (WCC) focuses on different pillars for each meeting, and in addition to this webpage, information here and on our Facebook page will help identify what each of these pillars currently looks like at our school, how they inform our practice and decision making, and how we might work to strengthen them as we grow.
Be sure to watch for examples, come to the WCC town hall meetings and participate in these conversations…
Your voice is important – we are a “Community of Learners”!