The events of the past year have given our team the opportunity to think deeply about how we approach early childhood education an institution and, broadly speaking, as a society. The challenges we have all seen our school children endure over these past two years with distance learning, have accentuated and exacerbated the shortcomings of the prevalent factory model of education. We have decided that we want to do things differently. Big and Tiny wants to ensure that we are providing our tiny ones with an educational foundation that allows them to see past the rote academic material that has, for too long, been the education system’s priority
Our 5 Pillars of Education:
Implementing Gardner’s Multiple intelligence theory allows us to use a systematic approach and provide the opportunity for children to benefit from multiple ways of engaging with content and showing their understanding. These are not meant to categorize or label children with a particular style, but to help educators understand human learning and honor their individual needs and strengths.
Big and Tiny School will provide the opportunity for your child to exercise each particular intelligence they hold inside every single day, granting them the confidence they deserve to grow about their lives.
This intelligence demonstrates problem solving skills, especially in mathematics and science. Students usually show curiosity on how things work and create order out of chaos by analyzing, grouping and categorizing. Our goal is to encourage logical thinking and reasoning to solve problems that one encounters in real life.
Students understand the world though traits such as rhythms, patterns or compositions. We use music as a way to connect with our emotions and identify rhythmic, tone patterns and sounds from musical instruments, humans and the environment.
Rooted in your ability to understand and relate to others, we use verbal and non-verbal communication skills to develop healthy relationships. We focus on understanding other people’s feelings and needs, helping others and developing empathy and coexist in harmony.
Sensitive to the meaning, order and sound of words, this intelligence shows great capacity for words and languages, explanations and allows good articulation through vocabulary. Students usually enjoy reading, writing and stories. We use a form of progressive repetition and explore questions & experiences with children which we revisit throughout their time, developing ideas with increasing depth.