We have come to realize, the most successful students at DRC are (or, are learning to be) the ones who are unequivocally in charge of their own education.
These kids and teens . . .
. . . chafe at the rules and regulations, in a traditional school setting, which restrict their natural explorations of the world.
. . . are fiercely and doggedly independent.
. . . are endlessly curious and happy to be themselves.
. . . take on projects and tasks that require little adult intervention or supervision, because they understand how to seek out necessary information.
. . . are not afraid to try something new and work hard (struggle) to achieve the desired outcome, with the knowledge that the result may not necessarily be a completed project, because the process is the important part for now.
. . . enthusiastically share their passions and interests with whomever will listen.
. . . are able to entertain themselves for hours on end, but are also delighted to share their experiences with others.
. . . know how to play and enjoy creating alternate universes.
. . . are quiet, exuberant, shy, outgoing, serious, hilarious, bold, imaginative, kind-hearted, strong-willed, or decisive --- leaders, diplomats, explorers, artists, comedians, entrepreneurs, or mediators.
. . . love to learn and inherently seek out every opportunity to gain new knowledge.
. . . thrive in a non-coercive environment where their innate openness, flexibility, common sense, inquisitiveness, problem solving abilities, creativity, and intrinsic motivation are accepted and expected.
. . . are enthusiastically and actively seeking a safe educational place that will work for, and, with their individual requirements. If you found yourself nodding and checking off more than a few of these traits in your head, DRC may be the learning environment your child is seeking. At Deep Root Center, we recognize the unique capabilities of each student member and support them to follow their intuition and to simply be themselves. Contact us today if you believe DRC is the right place for your child.
Learn more Check out all of our self -directed learning services on our website.
Thank you -
Bob at littleGrasse foodworks. The kids had a fantastic time.
SLU Volunteer Services - and the "make a difference day" crew. The fish are happy to have a clean tank and we are delighted to finally create projects on the new workbench. We are looking forward to spending more time with you.