Why is My Child Not Challenged at School?
- April 26, 2017
- Posted by: yorktown
- Category: Plano Private School
Many parents struggle trying to understand why the gaps in public education exist which cause children to become bored and unchallenged, often leading to behavioral issues and poor learning performance.
Over-packed curriculum and crowded classrooms are in large part responsible for the boredom, negativity, apathy and self-doubt that have been seen the last decade in public education. Add to that, rote memorization and prep for high-stakes testing and you have a perfect storm for education lacking in successful outcomes.
Private schools know the value of smaller class rooms. Class sizes are usually 10-15 students or less; public classrooms can be as many as 25-30 students. With a lower student to teacher ratio in private schools, a teacher can give each student more quality, individual attention, as well as get to know the student’s personality and style of learning.
Another factor in private schools is that discipline is not usually a problem. Why? Most students accepted into private school have an innate desire to learn and progress. They understand the value of education and enjoy reaching goals.
It’s natural that most parents want their children to have as much personal attention as possible. Finding the best environment to make this happen allows parents to feel confident that their child will receive more one-to-one guidance and support.
Parent’s interest and involvement in their child’s education is part of a concept of a three-way partnership that is active in most private schools. The three-way support system serves all participants in a long-term, rewarding way.
At Yorktown Education we focus on teaching children how to think, as opposed to teaching them what to think. That’s an important concept to understand and the earlier a child learns this, the better. Coupled with Yorktown’s basic tenet of encouraging children to “Do What They Love” this method of teaching allows students to thrive in an atmosphere of self-discovery.
Matching students to the things at which they excel and love doing creates happier students. From arts to technology and outdoor adventures to learning coding, Yorktown students flourish in a culture that puts them first. The love of learning and desire for achievement follows naturally.