THREE PILLARS THAT DRIVE LEARNING AT CHILDREN'S SLC
Personalized and Self-Directed Learning
This pillar intentionally puts students at the center of the learning experience and guides them to see and value themselves, own their experience, and become lifelong learners. The world as it is demands individuals who demonstrate agency and can manage and direct themselves...
Inclusive and Collaborative Learning
This pillar fosters empathy and the ability to work as a team (cooperation). Cohorts and teams are the practice, no longer the exception. The ability to collaborate well is one of the most sought-after skills in education and the workplace and is therefore paramount to our children’s success...
Place-Based and Experiential Learning
The third pillar cultivates an approach to learning that creates authentic and engaging learning experiences by employing the power of place. At CSLC, the classroom is not confined to walls—it is the world around us. Understanding place begins with understanding self...
PRINCIPLES OF LEARNING
Without mathematics, there's nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.
- Shakuntala Devi
A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
-Henry David Thoreau
Your first projects aren't the greatest things in the world, and they may have no money value, they may go nowhere, but that is how you learn.
Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.
"It seems so simple to give a child what they need at the time you discover the need."
- Libbi Malmborg, Founder / Director, Children's SLC
Libbi Malmborg has taught my eight-year-old twin daughters since January 2014. One of my daughters is on the Autism Spectrum and prior to working with Libbi she had a three-word vocabulary. Within five months of starting with Libbi, she was speaking in three-word sentences and had expanded her vocabulary dramatically. Five years on, she can read at grade level, has a delightfully active imagination, easily engages in cooperative play, and forms and maintains friendships. She will always be on the autism spectrum but with the tools Libbi has provided she is meeting the challenges she faces with confidence and courage I could not have imagined five years ago.
Libbi has gotten to know my children individually and how best they learn. She then adapted the learning experience to fit my children. This allowed them to be themselves and therefore feel comfortable in their learning environment.
My children are happy and look forward to going to school. Kindness and understanding are not only valued in the school, but they are also discussed and reinforced I do not believe this educational approach works because my kids have individual needs. I believe they are thriving academically and developmentally because their human needs are being met.
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Children's SLC is a nonprofit learning collaborative in Salt Lake City, UT. Our classroom largely depends on events and fundraisers to raise funds for children from diverse areas and family income structures. Money raised pays for scholarships, buys passes to various venues around Salt Lake City and provides supplies for learning and creative expression. Please contact us about donations or ask us about our annual Gala and Art Shows.