Helpful Vocabulary that are at the heart of much of our work:

EF – Educational Facilitator:  a credentialed teacher from our homeschool provider who supervises and supports individual educational goals.  

Specialist:  a teacher who specializes in a specific learning/content area.  example:  Foreign Language Teacher, Music Teacher, Art Teacher, etc.
EC – Education Coordinator: our on-site lead educator who facilitates cooperation and communication between all of our phenomenal teachers and specialists. She will also be responsible for communicating with parents.
Learner:  another term you might hear referring to the students

Attunement:  To have a better understanding, awareness, and to be responsive in order to bring harmony to oneself. To have an understanding and be in harmony with things outside oneself such as others or one’s environment.

Growth Mindset: According to Carol S. Dweck, in her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, a fixed mindset is when “People believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits.”  Conversely, a growth mindset is the belief that through hard work, dedication, and perseverance one can improve.

Regulation: In order to achieve our goals, an individual must learn to monitor and control their emotions, attention, energy, and behavior in a socially acceptable way.

Executive Function are cognitive processes that are mainly attributed to the frontal cortex that include:

  •  Self-regulation
  • Impulse control
  • Emotional control
  • Attentional control
  • Flexible Thinking
  • Working Memory
  • Problem Solving
  • Time Awareness and Time Management
  • Planning and Prioritizing
  • Task initiation
  • Organization