"Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves." Philippians 2:3.
Jesus had a way with words. He listened carefully and saw straight to the heart of people in word and deed. This is what we desire to teach our students about how they choose to live with others in word and deed. In Bible lessons, we teach them why we should love God above all else and love others as we love ourselves, but HOW do we do that? What does that look like? At The Master's Academy, Jesus is the "Why" and Responsive Classroom is the "How." We can't expect our kids to know how to do this unless we intentionally model and practice right behavior. Through the implementation of Morning Meeting, proactive learning structures, and consistent logical consequences, students begin to understand WHY and HOW they should make good choices. They are given time to reflect on their choices, and consider what they could do better next time, and they are held accountable with effective, logical consequences. Furthermore, when students understand how to communicate and act respectfully, learning reaches new depths and academics SOAR. We are pleased to bring this new addition to our Lower School as we seek to continue our focus of building a community of learners who take ownership of their learning, support others in their journey, and work together toward God's purposes.