A COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION TAKES TIME
Preparing a student to be college, career and life ready takes time.
One or two semesters of a career readiness course may be able to instill a set of positive qualities and skills in a student.
But it can’t remove or correct negative traits, qualities or
attitudes that students have already developed.
MindSage spans 4th-12th grades.
“It is hard to correct a lifetime of bad habits in a short period of time. ”
– Roderick Nunn, quoted in NY Times article “The Real Reason New College Grads Can’t Get Hired.”
CASEL has conducted research over the last 15 years regarding the far reaching benefits of educating the whole child.
We at MindSage agree wholeheartedly that the type of person (who) a child becomes is as important as the information (what) learned in school.
A COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION
Holistic education is a philosophy of education based on the premise that each person finds identity, meaning, and purpose in life through connections to the community, to the natural world, and to humanitarian values such as compassion and peace.
A COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTION
MindSage courses build on one another. Positive attitudes are the foundation on which soft skills such as determination, curiosity, dependability, responsibility, innovation and communication are built.
The MindSage elementary course is designed for 4th and 5th graders. At this age we help the student to develop self awareness. This includes how they view and interact with others. We promote a positive view of learning and curiosity in general.
The middle school courses 6th-8th, develop a positive attitude towards learning and competency. We continue to help students to understand the importance of relationships in work and life and help them develop better communication skills and emotional intelligence.
In the MindSage course for High school, we focus on the practical application for the work place. Students are taught how to become ‘layoff-proof’ so that they can easily obtain and retain a job. Students leave high school ready to contribute to any organization.
“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”
– Albert Einstein