Do You Believe That LEARNING TO DO And LEARNING TO BE
Is More Important Than Tests, Teachers, And Homework?
It's Time To Help Students Take Education Back Into Their Own Hands
At Acton Academy...
We have Guides NOT teachers
We have Studios NOT classrooms
We use Socratic questions and do NOT lecture
We have Portfolios and Exhibitions NOT grades
We have Contracts and Covenants NOT homework
Our students find their OWN real-world Apprenticeships
We build our curriculum around EACH individual's Hero’s Journey.
Every Child Who Enters Our Doors
Will Find Their Own Calling That Will Change The World
How Is Acton Academy fort lauderdale Different?
At Acton Academy, we believe that LEARNING TO DO, LEARNING TO BE, and LEARNING TO LEARN are
more important than "Teaching To The Test" (learning to know) alone.
Traditional School Looks Like...
Rows of desks with a teacher at the blackboard
Students are taught at the same pace, regardless of their abilities or potential (the Factory approach)
Homework that creates stress and tension in the home
Memorization and testing of rules and facts
Report cards to measure success
One teacher lecturing to many students
School feeling like a factory or prison - with bells, shifts, detentions and a one-size-fits-all students approach
But With The Acton Academy Approach We...
Work collaboratively like a startup company/co-working
Learn real world skills and apply them in projects
Set personalized goals then transparently track progress
Everyone's a teacher; AND everyone's also a student
Professional tools for art, engineering, and storytelling; cutting-edge adaptive tech for Core Skills
Develop habits and character traits that make an abundant and fulfilling life
School is like a journey, with big goals, mentors, tools, and a destination (a true Hero's Journey for each family)
Traditional Teachers Lecture And...
Are the focal point of the classroom
Create learning outcomes that are highly correlated to the their skill, passion, mood, and preparedness
Have responsibility for the learning and behavioral order of 25 or more students.
Are viewed by students as the provider of answers and arbiter of right and wrong
Acton Guides Are Like Game Makers Who....
Craft a culture of team collaboration
Facilitate learning with thought-provoking questions and real world projects
Inspire engagement through creative game-making
Challenge students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills
Never, ever answer a student’s question (Rule #1)
See What Others Are Saying about acton academy
Don't Just Take Our Word For It. See What These Thought Leaders Are Saying About The Acton Approach
Watch this video as Seth Godin talks about Acton Academy and the first rule of Acton. "If a kid asks you a question, you are NOT allowed to answer them."
Tom Vander Ark is the host of the Getting Smart Podcast and says "Acton Academy is one of the most important education developments in the world. The story behind the ideas, the school, and the movement is a must read for any parent.”