Learning is meant to be FUN!
As parents, we know that every mom and dad strives to provide well-rounded lives to our children & inspire a love of learning in our kids–especially now that we need to fill the subject gaps in public school curricula that have been “left behind” by state budget cuts. But between juggling busy careers and hectic family schedules, it’s tough to understand HOW to play to your child’s learning strengths—particularly when there’s often a dissonance between how your child is uniquely wired to learn versus how your child’s teacher (or you!) naturally teach or come at concept understanding.
We’re tremendously excited to have created a site that:
(1) gives parents activity suggestions to help round out their kids’ learning experience and hopefully inspire, engage and motivate their kids…not to mention help them discover passions that may lead them down a career path;
(2) helps teachers quickly understand the unique learning needs and strengths of both individual learners and their class mix, leading to better teacher/student connections, faster learning and more engaged learners;
(3) help teachers segment compatible breakout groups during the current school year and administrative teams develop compatible classes for the next school year; and, most importantly,
(4) helps our kids recognize that there are a myriad of ways to be smart…and that they not only are intelligent in their own unique way, but they (along with each and every one of their classmates!) have something valuable to contribute to society…regardless of what the standardized tests say.
Just as a pre-packaged product is not the ONLY way to cook a dish, nor the ONLY dish we should consume, we cannot continue to think about a pre-packaged standard of intelligence to which we all aspire.
If we all ate the same foods—particularly if they were not our favorites—day in and day out for years, we would most certainly lose our desire to eat.
Our goal for this blog is to give parents different “recipes for success” to help them cultivate an appetite for learning in our kids by feeding them subject matter in a way that celebrates and embraces their unique spirits.
We hope you’ll come to think of this blog as the “Joy of Cooking” on your family’s (or school’s!) learning bookshelf.
To read more about our vision and mission for Kidzmet, click here.