What kids want from educationPear Tree Education
Pear Tree Education
14th Sep, 2011

10 Reasons Why Your Kids Will Love Pear Tree… & You (more)!

Hopefully, you’re a parent that not only tries to do “what’s best” for your children, but is also concerned about what your kids think.

If so, you and Pear Tree are on the same wavelength!

The great thing is that what your kids want and what they need are (thankfully) the same!

Let’s look at 10 ways that Pear Tree achieves this:

1) “I want to create!”

Creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship are among the core components of Education 3.0 at Pear Tree’s learning centre.

Your kids are expected to think ‘outside-the-box’, to create new ideas, and to form their own theories.

Beyond this, our teacher-mentors will help them create ideas that have value, and then attempt to implement those ideas.

Only at Pear Tree is creative fun expected to apply to your kids’ lives.

EDUCATION 3.0 CONCEPT:  CREATIVITY / INTEGRATED SUBJECTS / REAL-LIFE APPLICATION

 

2) “I want respect!”

Your kids need to know that their participation in the world and their opinions matter.

Therefore, Pear Tree respects your kids’ abilities to create their own theories, projects, and presentations in groups.

Respect also comes about from the expert advice and mentoring given to your kids by our highly-educated teachers.

EDUCATION 3.0 CONCEPTS:  COLLABORATION / STUDENT-CENTRED LEARNING

 

3) “I want tech, tech and more tech!”

Pear Tree offers your kids the opportunity to use technology continuously to do meaningful things: to research, explore, create, calculate, design, present, and express themselves.

Not only will your kids have fun, but they will acquire a crucial ability – something that business leaders say is lacking from current university graduates.

EDUCATION 3.0 CONCEPTS:  TECHNOLOGY / STUDENT-CENTRED LEARNING

 

4) “I want to create my identity!”

There’s nothing worse than not knowing who you are, what you are capable of, or what your place in the world is!

At Pear Tree, your kids will discover all of these things, because they will have the freedom and opportunity to experience different group roles, to be who they want to be, to push their abilities to the limits, and to have those limits extended by their teacher mentors.

EDUCATION 3.0 CONCEPTS:  COLLABORATION / INTEGRATED SUBJECTS / STUDENT-CENTRED LEARNING

 

5) “I want to connect with others!”

Pear Tree’s group learning environment, use of technology, and student blog will allow your kids to continuously connect with others to achieve meaningful tasks.

Your kids want to do this because they love communicating in any medium: face-to-face or digitally.

It is also vital for success in the modern workplace.

Developing a social network of interesting, intelligent, and talented individuals is a powerful tool for self-improvement and job security.

EDUCATION 3.0 CONCEPT:  COLLABORATION / TECHNOLOGY

 

6) “I want to have fun!”

By learning with their friends, learning about and doing things that mean something to them, and learning in a positive environment, your kids will have love being at Pear Tree Education.

What’s more, your kids will relish the opportunity to study with some of Vancouver’s leading teachers, as well as attending amazing field trips that make the whole educational process even more applicable to real life.

EDUCATION 3.0 CONCEPTS:  ALL PARTS

 

7) “I want freedom!”

Freedom is important for personal growth.

Pear Tree’s education method offers plenty of freedom to your children!

Within their groups, the kids are free to decide what they want to achieve, how they are going to achieve it, and who is going to do what.

EDUCATION 3.0 CONCEPTS:  COLLABORATION / STUDENT-CENTRED LEARNING

8) “I want a place to go!”

Pear Tree’s learning centre was designed to make young people feel welcome.

Even our reception is the students’ lounge!

EDUCATION 3.0 CONCEPT:  STUDENT-CENTRED LEARNING

 

9) “I want to be older!”

It’s good for your children to experience and understand the responsibilities of adulthood.

Applying education to real-life outcomes requires a good deal of maturity, courage, and dedication.

Therefore, Pear Tree allows and encourages your kids to make their own decisions, to express their views and ideas, and to play an active role in the learning centre and in the community.

EDUCATION 3.0 CONCEPTS:  ALL PARTS

 

10) “I want to change the world!”

Changing the world is beyond most people’s comprehension.

While anything is possible, positive social and world change requires well-rounded individuals collaborating with many other well-rounded individuals.

Therefore, at Pear Tree, your kids will learn to understand ‘the big picture’ by connecting all forms of knowledge.

They will learn to work together to achieve meaningful tasks.

And, they will start with achievable goals that they are capable of improving: improving themselves, improving the learning centre, and improving the local community.

Then, when they get older, they’ll be ready to tackle bigger challenges!

EDUCATION 3.0 CONCEPTS:  ALL PARTS

 

BONUS: “I want to be, do, and have all of this, now!”

Pear Tree Education totally agrees. It’s not fair that only kids 10 years from now will be learning about Education 3.0 in a traditional classroom.

What use is that to your kids?!  By then, they will already be in the workplace!

Your kids need Education 3.0 now, and Pear Tree is ready to provide it.

EDUCATION 3.0 CONCEPTS:  ALL PARTS

 

Some of you are probably wondering how we could possibly know what children want.  The Internet, of course!

Here are our sources:

http://www.theage.com.au/national/what-teens-want-respect-mobility-and-a-place-to-go-20080711-3dst.html

http://www.ypulse.com/the-ten-biggest-themes-of-what-teens-want

http://www.smh.com.au/news/technology/what-teens-want/2008/07/05/1214951103999.html

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