Getting Our Hands Dirty
Building a fence, putting together a garden, or following a recipe while cooking is covertly helping students assimilate information at Pace Academy in Harlingen. Students at Pace are getting their hands dirty by taking academic concepts and turning them into projects that perform double duty to help in real-world situations. Utilizing hands-on learning keeps Pace students happy in educationally challenging situations with a final product that makes learning worthwhile.
“The premise around Waldorf education is that children and humans in general do not actually assimilate information unless they are able to put that information to use. They can remember it for a short amount of time, but if they don’t actually get to use it in daily life, they will eventually forget it,” said Robin Wilson-Clipson, principal and teacher at Pace Academy in Harlingen.