In a traditional classroom, a teacher leads a class of 25-30 students through the set curriculum of a particular grade level. All students cover the same material at the same time, regardless of whether some students are behind or ahead of others. This model of learning assumes that all students learn in the same way and at the same pace, and places an immense burden on teachers to meet the needs of individual students each day.
By offering students with multiple learning experiences in a single, open classroom space, School of One fundamentally rethinks the classroom experience. No longer is the classroom a ‘one size fits all’ solution – where all students are expected to learn the same skill at the same time. Instead, the classroom adapts to each student’s individual needs with learning experiences that are most likely to yield academic success. This provides students with the opportunity to learn at their own speed, in their own way – and to feel successful and empowered as they learn. Using an innovative combination of teachers, physical space, and technology, School of One truly creates a personalized learning environment to meet the needs of every student.