What happens when you use words that others can’t understand?
What happens when you teach a very interesting subject but find your students just aren’t ‘with you’?
You get a disconnection – a disengagement, a student who is no longer willing to learn.
Words have the power to do this.
Over the centuries language has developed, changed and adapted to new circumstances, new technologies. Language is rich with history and inspires futures. Writers combine words to make our world seem brilliant or flawed. Advertisers use words to interest and arrest our attention. Words create images and concepts that allow us to understand each other.
At Yarralinda School we recognise this as a key factor in teaching a subject.
Using the Applied Scholastics Methods, our teachers are in the unique position to know why a student is no longer interested. We know how to get their understanding and that it is vital to do so. We see that a student who can not apply what he is learning needs to have directed help that is specialized in finding the words or symbols that he doesn’t know.