WonderWood Natural Learning Academy
We are a family of learners.
"Although humans are not usually born in litters, we seem to insist that they be educated in them." -Lillian Katz
Children in mixed-age classrooms benefit from learning from and alongside each other.
Older children introduce new and sophisticated ways of thinking and scaffold learning scenarios for their younger counterparts. They gain confidence when others come to them for help or advice.
Younger students gain confidence as they begin to navigate new concepts with the help of their more experienced counterparts. They gain a sense of belonging and safety as they investigate the world around them.
As a group, friendship, acceptance and cooperation is fostered while educators can tailor their lessons to individual students in strengths-based assessments and authentic documentation.