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Education for Sustainable Development is a term introduced by the United Nations to describe a holistic approach to teaching and learning which enables young people to develop an understanding of the world around them but also allows them to acquire the skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable and just future.

Making connections

Education for Sustainable Development is about developing an understanding of the world we live in and being able to explore environmental and sustainability issues, both locally and globally. It is about fostering young people’s natural curiosity and encouraging them to make connections and recognize relationships, trends and patterns in our increasingly complex world.

 

Active and participatory learning

 

Education for Sustainable Development is an approach to teaching and learning that enhances the curriculum by making it more engaging and relevant to students’ lives. Using real-life contexts, students take charge of their own learning and are encouraged to ask relevant questions for investigation, explore different perspectives and think critically and creatively about the world around them. Through active and participatory learning, they can develop attributes that are valuable in all areas of their lives such as working with others, taking on challenges and showing leadership.

Driving changes towards sustainable schools

A whole-school approach to Education for Sustainable Development ensures that sustainability is not only delivered across the curriculum but is also embedded in the school’s ethos, teaching and learning, the management of the school estate, and links with the wider community. It is a shared, core purpose, and a way of both supporting and driving school improvement. It brings together everyone involved in the school to identify changes they want to see, set priorities, plan solutions and put them into action.

Empowering young people to be changemakers

Education for Sustainable Development is about empowering young people to understand the world they live in and the part they can play in shaping the future. Making sustainability central to the school ethos will provide young people with genuine opportunities to connect with nature and engage actively in decision-making about real issues such as climate change and loss of biodiversity, as well as taking action to tackle the problems. They are encouraged to explore and question values on which decisions are based and to consider alternative futures.

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Education for a Sustainable World

Here at NM Homeschool we believe in empowering ALL students to be independent learners by creating a more personalized learning experience. The learning experience is more than just adapting work for our students. It is about the parents (me, you, we) learning to allow our students to create this experience for themselves.

Whether they are in kindergarten or in high school, students can learn to create an

experience that will promote an independent way of thinking as well as an engagement

in learning which will serve them well in any endeavor they choose.

We want to rid society's stigma of homeschooled children, and the stigma that teaching our children at home is less effective than a traditional school room. We are able to empower our children with a sense of independent thinking that is not influenced by any factors but the outcome.  Our children are not faced with the burdens of being popular, trying to fit in, being picked on and when all of these factors are removed, the equation is able to become much clearer

 

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Students need to be able to decipher meaning from written text across all subjects, in various types of formats, on different devices, and throughout all parts of their day. Regardless of when or how students come across information, it should be in a format that allows for the best cognitive experience. We are living in a world full of technological advancements and achievements and this world understands that every person is unique and in that uniqueness comes the unique way each has when it comes to learning new material.

 

      Choosing to become a member of our homeschooling group puts you ahead of the game because we will work to help you find the best way to teach your child. Watch the transformation as school time becomes a time of engagement, wonderment, and fun. There is nothing more fulfilling than watching your child light up when they learn something new on their own.

These are our ultimate goals....
 

  • Teach parents and students the tools needed to succeed.

  • Empower parents with support and resources to unlock their teaching capabilities.

  • Allow students to express themselves and have their voices heard. 

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