Mixing academic software with traditional instruction— “blended learning” —is moving from high schools and middle schools to the early grades, even reaching 3- and 4-year-olds. We’re integrating personal devices in meaningful ways to enhance learning.
A successful multi-age classroom involves students of different ages and achievement levels. Co-teachers plan instruction and assessment fully expecting and celebrating diversity within the class.
Relationships and relevant learning
When we invest time in getting to know our students—not only academically, but also personally and socially—we can build customized learning environments and curriculums. Relationships help us create environments that remove distractions, stimulate questions, encourage creativity, and make learning stick.
Classroom environments should be conducive to open collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, and movement. This simply cannot be done when kids are sitting in rows of desks all day! In Deer Creek classrooms, you’re likely to see pillows, balls, standing desks, or carpet. Students determine where to go so their best learning can happen.
Want to learn more?
Take a look around our website. Even better, take a look around our classrooms. There are a number of different ways you can get in touch with us:
- Email Brian Verwolf, Head of School
- Call the office during business hours: 708-672-6200
- Click to complete the form on our enrollment page to let us know what you’re interested in
We look forward to learning more about you!