It is possible. It has happened, and it happening, in MLZ schools across the country And there is growing evidence of schools everywhere having the same results when they implement the Litera octave curriculum.
Mount Litera Emerging Student Profile
Emergent Student Profile is our promise and our goal.Everything we do in the school strives to achieve this for each child. While each child will take a different path to this profile, we run the school with the firm belief it is this that will enable our children to be leaders of the 21st century.
Knowledge, as defined at Mount Litera Schools, goes beyond the traditional boundaries of academic learning. Our students will gain knowledge in:
Higher Order Thinking Skills
Students gain real understanding of each subject they take. This enables them to not only retain and apply but also create new knowledge and ideas from this understanding.
Students are encouraged to take up sports, not only for fitness and health but to ingrain the values of sportsmanship and teamwork.
Art (Fine arts, Performing arts and Applied arts)
Students will develop proficiency in one or more art forms.
Students will see the world as an owner. They’ll develop an ability to reach a goal by making choices and sequencing actions.
Students will develop a strong and empowering relationship with money and managing it.
Life Skills are critical to lead life powerfully. Our students will emerge out of school with the following Life Skills.
Our character is a composite of our habits. Inspired by Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Mount Litera Schools have a series of programs during the duration of student’s stay that build effective habits for leading life.
Media literacy develops the ability to analyze critique and effectively use the media to find more information and make informed decisions.
Aesthetic sense helps students appreciate the beauty that exists around them and contribute to it.
Metacognition is the skill of knowing how we lern and our peculiar style of learning. This gives access to us removing the hidden barriers to our learning.
This is the skill of making your own decisions at the risk of making a mistake, rather than simply doing what you are told to by others.
Self-Management plans are used to teach students to independently complete tasks and take an active role in monitoring and reinforcing their own behavior. An important goal in education is to faster self-reliance and independence.
So how is our Emergent Student Profile achieved? How do we ensure that the whole activity system of the school comes together? What happens at a Mount Litera Zee School, exactly?
Imagine a school in which the students – all of them – are so excited about school that they can hardly wait to get there. Imagine having little or no “discipline problems” because the students are so engaged in their studies that those problems disappear. Imagine having parents calling, sending notes, or coming up to the school to tell you about the dramatic changes they are witnessing in their children newly found enthusiasm and excitement for school, a desire to work on projects, research and write after school and on weekends. Imagine your children making nearly exponential growth in their basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, listening, researching, scientific explorations, math, multimedia skills and more!