Your Unique Child
All children are unique individuals with their own strengths, interests and abilities. However, not all children can explore their own uniqueness and develop their full potential. The Willows Way provides the opportunity for all children to learn and grow in a safe, nurturing environment that supports their uniqueness.
Effective learning is about more than just acquiring knowledge; it’s about engaging with the material, being motivated to learn, and thinking deeply about the concepts being taught. A deep understanding of the material is essential for true learning to take place. Simply memorizing facts and figures is not enough; children need to be able to apply what they’ve learned to new situations and problems.
Willows children experiment with materials, make mistakes and try new things in a safe and supportive environment. In addition, they are encouraged to ask questions, express their ideas and share their experiences with others. This process requires critical thinking skills and the ability to come up with original ideas. It’s also important for children to be resilient in the face of challenges; a ‘growth mindset will allow them to see setbacks as opportunities to learn and grow. By engaging in these activities, Willows children develop a greater understanding of themselves and the world around them.
Being an effective learner does not only mean acquiring new skills and knowledge but also developing one’s own uniqueness. A child who is an effective learner can explore their own interests, learn at their own pace, and find joy in learning. This type of learner is not afraid to ask questions, investigate new ideas, and try new things. They are also able to reflect on their learning experiences and understand how they can apply what they have learned in different situations. Effective learning requires both cognitive and social-emotional skills. It
helps a child to develop a strong sense of self-awareness and confidence, as well as the ability to relate to others and make meaningful connections. As children develop these skills, they are better able to express their uniqueness and discover their own talents and abilities.
By focusing on how children are learning, rather than what they are learning, Willows teachers help create deep-learning experiences for children that when given the chance to explore their own uniqueness, can develop the confidence to become happy, successful adults.