|Curriculum & Mentoring|
Our mentoring model is based on a system employed for thousands of years before the advent of the modern day Western European based school system that was developed at the beginning of this century. Researched from worldwide intact indigenous cultures, the art of mentoring is a holistic approach to learning that is based on real need and the desire to be a valuable member of society.
THE ART OF MENTORING
Our mentoring method is based on the art of questioning. It is the mentors job to create a need in the children through natural childhood passions. Through sensory games and routines designed to enhance awareness and natural childhood passions, our goal is to activate the natural curiosity and passion in our children. Once the whole brain is engaged, learning happens.Our mentoring approach encourages self sufficiency in learning which ultimately leads to life long learning. It also teaches self reliance, empathy and caretaking through physical activity and primitive skills projects.
Based on an 8 Shields Model, researched and developed by Jon Young from Wilderness Awareness School, we rotate daily and seasonally through the natural cycles of learning, beginning with passion led activities and sensory games, moving to a more focused place of tracking and pattern recognition and detailed field and field guide study, then slowing down to an unfocused place of wandering and dreaming, consolidating the learning with different forms of art, journaling and crafts, then ending with storytelling, inspiration and unsolved mysteries.
Nature Awareness and Field Guide Research
AREAS OF STUDY
Edible and Medicinal Plants and their Uses
Note on B.C. Ministry of Education Curriculum
WOLF Kids is a homeschool group. Although the core program of WOLF Kids may address academics directly or indirectly, formal academics including math, writing, reading, foreign languages, history etc. are the responsibility of each family to provide for their children, as they feel necessary. Some of us use tutors, some use homeschool programs such as Oak Meadows, some do life learning on their own, and some use an eclectic approach.
There are also regular events and activities available through the school district for homeschoolers, either as a group or individually. Parents get email updates on upcoming school district activities through the Learning Design Program.