Creating Supportive and Inclusive Learning Environments
At ARI Learning, we are wholeheartedly dedicated to fostering an educational atmosphere where inclusivity is not just encouraged, but ingrained in every aspect of our teaching philosophy. Whether students are joining us directly on our platform or through
, our diverse team of both neurotypical and neurodivergent educators is committed to creating classrooms where every learner feels seen, understood, and valued.
Embracing Diversity through Adaptable, Reciprocal, Interactive Learning
Our teaching philosophy is encapsulated in three words: Adaptable, Reciprocal, and Interactive Learning. This approach underscores our commitment to recognizing and nurturing the unique strengths and interests of each learner. By focusing on these positive aspects, we create a learning environment where every student has the opportunity to shine and develop confidence in their abilities.
Strength-Based Education Practices
"We use strength-based education practices," meaning we concentrate on what our learners excel at, whether it is a specific skill or a passion they are eager to explore. We understand the importance of tapping into these strengths, using them as a foundation to build a rich and positive learning experience.
Building Meaningful Connections
Our educators operate within a model praxis that emphasizes the essential elements of knowing, doing, and being. Beyond simply imparting knowledge, we strive to truly connect with our learners, paying close attention to their emotional well-being and tailoring lessons to suit their needs. "We make sure that well-being is a huge part of our classrooms," as we believe that a student's emotional state is integral to their ability to learn and engage with the material.
Interactive and Project-Based Learning
Recognizing that learning is most effective when it is active, we incorporate interactive and project-based elements into all our classes. This approach ensures that students are not just passive recipients of information but are actively engaged in their educational journey, immersing themselves in the material and applying their knowledge in practical ways.
Ensuring Inclusivity in Every Classroom
To create classrooms that are truly inclusive, we adhere to a set of core principles:
No Functioning Labels: We believe in celebrating every learner's individuality and refrain from using functioning labels that could limit their potential.
No ABA Interventions: We create a supportive environment free from ABA interventions, fostering a sense of acceptance and belonging for every student.
No Point Systems or Rewards: We encourage intrinsic motivation, relying on the students' genuine interest and engagement to fuel their learning journey.
At ARI Learning, our vision is to create a world where education is accessible, enjoyable, and empowering for every learner. Our inclusive classrooms are a testament to this commitment, providing a supportive space where students of all backgrounds and abilities can thrive.
We invite you to explore our approach and join us in our mission to make learning a positive, inclusive, and enriching experience for all.