We believe if at every level of change we act with and implement these three principles, we will reimagine education.
S FE SPACES FOR VO CE
We believe that a safe space is a place where I can be who I am and say what I believe. Equally, it is a space where I practice listening to what others say without judgment and valuing others for who they uniquely are. Safe spaces can look like honest conversations, circles of dialogue and listening, and classrooms where mistakes are integral stepping stones to learning.
Where have we seen our Kids and Educator create and participate in safe spaces?
KIDS AND EDUCAT RS
We believe that partnership in education is where educators and students listen to and learn from each other. It shifts control and decision making from being in the hands of the adult to sharing power and responsibility with students. It enables students to play a role at all levels of the education system in determining why education matters, what education should be and how it should be delivered. Partnership can look like peer-to-peer learning or mentoring, students actively involved in school governance, students speaking at education conferences and students advising the government on education policy.
What does partnership between Kids and Educators look like?
We believe that when kids identify a problem they care about and go through a process to find a solution they grow in their learning and leadership in unprecedented ways. We have seen children of all ages and diverse backgrounds engage in community change and grow both as students and as citizens in the process.