Every Child is a Genius, and Why That is Important

Every Child is a Genius, and Why That is Important

One of the Acton Academy tenets that I often get questions about is the statement that every child, in fact every person, who enters our door is a genius. At IGNITE we’ve re-written that statement to clarify it’s meaning: We believe that every child has the potential...
Strengths Based Learning

Strengths Based Learning

When I first started using the term strengths-based learning to describe what I was searching for in a school for my children, I was surprised to find that it seemed like a foreign concept in the land of education. People would look at me quizzically, and I wondered...
Learning to Read the Montessori Way

Learning to Read the Montessori Way

Learning to read is an exciting milestone in the educational journey of every child. The Language materials in a Montessori classroom, along with a well-trained guide, combine to offer a highly effective method for introducing young children to the skills required to...
The Value of Play Based Learning

The Value of Play Based Learning

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, what is one thing every family can give their child that is fundamentally important for learning 21st-century skills such as problem-solving, collaboration and creativity? Time in free play. Did the answer surprise you?...
Our Process: Core Skills in the Discover Studio

Our Process: Core Skills in the Discover Studio

Core skills like math, reading, writing (and, all communication) are foundational. They’re considered core because they make doing anything else you choose easier. Take reading, for instance: there‘s an element of reading that comes into almost every other activity...