Our Difference


Nurturing your child's curiosity through discovery and creative expression


 

NAHUNTA HALL

 

TRADITIONAL MODEL

 

 

Child who is intrinsically motivated to learn because he is allowed to follow his passion and choose activities that complement his learning style

 

Teacher who chooses when and what the child will study and attempts to motivate high performance by punishing or rewarding the child

 

 

Extended learning sessions where children select multi-sensory materials and hands-on activities that foster their individual interests and needs

 

Teacher who schedules when and for how long a child will study each concept

 

 

Inquiry based experiments and research projects that provide practical applications to real-life with cross-curricular activities that reinforce student-led discovery of new ideas

 

Teacher driven, whole class lectures followed by drill and practice worksheets that bore students and waste paper with additional busywork sent as daily homework

 

 

Teacher who plays an unobtrusive role in the classroom and who stays with the same students for multiple years serving as a long-term , trusted learning guide

 

Teacher as ultimate controller of knowledge in the classroom with white board and teacher desk as the focal point of the learning experience

 

 

Active education where students learn by doing, moving frequently to stretch both the body and the mind—choosing their own location for work

 

Rows of assigned desks facing the white board, filled with students sitting silently all day long

 

 

Mixed age classrooms where students mentor one another and learn to show compassion for those who are different

 

Students segregated by age and ability

 

 

Grace and courtesy lessons which teach children to respect adults and other students

 

Competition and bullying

 

 

Outside activities as central part of the educational experience developing a sense of respect and caring for the natural world

 

Limited recess, sometimes taken away as punishment for poor behavior

 

 

Beautiful, comfortable classrooms with attractive decorations that support learning by soothing the soul and enriching the mind

 

Cluttered walls and counters that distract from learning and create an atmosphere of disorder

 

 

Hands-on materials stored in reach of students with responsibility to repair broken items given to the children

 

Hands-on activities stored and controlled by the teacher and generally reserved as rewards for compliant behavior