As I (Headwaters Principal Mark Brown) prepare to leave Bermuda word is leaking out that I’m moving on to open a new school. The question that parents and colleagues invariably ask is “what kind of school is it?”
My first answers are always the bare bones facts. It’s a JK – Grade 8 school with a focus on outdoor and experiential education as well as entrepreneurship. We foster independence and innovation and our students meet or exceed the expectations of the Ontario curriculum. We promise to go beyond the classroom every week during Trailblazer Thursdays. It is at this point of explanation that teacher’s and parent’s eyebrows start to rise. And it is at this point that I deliver the punch line: “Our school is inspired by how children learn best.”
We know, as teachers, that:
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