INDEPENDENT LEARNING 0 – Subject Introduction
OH, HOW FUN! I remember students begging to just learn one subject at a time and R-E-A-L-L-Y, R-E-A-L-L-Y concentrate on it. They wanted to learn, but with six to nine subjects at a time, they could only spend a fraction of the time they REALLY wanted to spend in that area. I’ve learned much since then and have realized how important it is for students to STUDY WHAT THEY WANT.
That is what INDEPENDENT LEARNING is ALL ABOUT. Students may pick a topic, study it for an hour, a day, or a year. They just have to write down what they’ve done! They just have to keep a JOURNAL, and, sometimes, report to the rest of the student body. (Academy Students ONLY, unless a HOMESCHOOLER wishes to do so, YOU are MORE than WELCOME!) Students may start with reading or watching youtube videos on a subject and move on from there. Some may convince parents that field trips are necessary. Some may end-up writing a book or making a brand new discovery. You NEVER know! What IS IMPORTANT is that they, individually, follow their passions in learning and discover what they are here for.