Student-Centered Learning: A New Approach to Education
Traditionally, classrooms are structured with teachers at the helm of the learning experience, facilitating learning through instruction. However, at Denver Lab School we are changing the way we help our students gain knowledge by using a new approach that allows each student to have a more personalized experience. Our teaching approach is not focused on the old hierarchical approach of teacher-centered learning, rather it is focused on student-centered learning.
We at Denver Lab School see every child’s potential and know that every student differs in their abilities and needs. Thus, along with keeping up with our changing society, we have remodeled our educational system so that every student can find his or her passion and excel in it.
What We Offer
At Denver Lab School we believe in each student's capacity to lead, even at a young age, and encourage them to do so through cooperative learning sessions between teachers and students. Our team of teachers gives our students opportunities to share their views and insights in the classroom and take on a more active role in their education. Our student-centered learning approach also includes open lessons where teachers are not the only ones leading to new discoveries, but where students are as well.
How We Do It
At Denver Lab School, we do not limit our students to one style of learning. Instead, we empower our students to take on bigger roles in their educational journeys and foster learning together. Here’s how we mold our students through a student-centered learning approach:
Allow students to make decisions
In order for students to enjoy learning, it is our responsibility as an educational institution to engage them. At Denver Lab School we do this by allowing our students to be involved in the decisions regarding what and how they learn.
Incorporate inquiry-based learning and problem-solving activities
We also give each student the necessary tools to partake in hands-on learning by involving problem-solving activities in our lessons. We do not limit the possible solutions, rather we encourage trial and error so students can learn to solve problems on their own.
More personalized learning experience for each child
We at Denver Lab School believe that our students should be interested in what they are learning. To support a student's natural curiosity and creativity, we craft projects based on each student’s interests and encourage them to work at their own pace.
Help Your Child Soar with Denver Lab School
Student-centered learning is customized, engaging, and not restricted to the four corners of the classroom. We want our students to grow by giving them individualized opportunities to do so. At Denver Lab School, we are student-focused and dedicated to continuously improving our learning approach based on our students’ needs.
Want to enroll your child in a middle school where students are the first priority? Call us today at 303-536-1761 for more details.