HOW DO KIDS LEARN AT TULA?
Our students engage in a mix of interesting activities:
Each program starts with diagnostics. Learners are then put on a personal learning path and given activities to explore concepts. They engage in practice exercises on their own to strengthen their ability to recall the concepts and solve related problems.
Learning can and should be fun, so TULA sessions regularly have a variety of team-based games designed to practice knowledge and skills in a fun interactive way.
Students embark on 10-week long missions where they investigate real-world problems and derive their own solutions. Topics are relevant and interesting such as Mad Food Scientists (how food affects the body) or From Shoes to Spaceships (how different forms of transportation work).
Each mission contains specifically designed assessments that give coaches an idea about the level of each learner when it comes to each character trait. It includes challenges that give learners the chance to practice each trait. It also features simple lectures on role-models and definitions of specific character traits to deepen understanding of each trait.
Every session ends with reflection where learners practice mindfulness techniques and reflect on what they achieved and learned that day, recording it in their journals. Students who demonstrate high levels of certain traits are recognized by coaches during this time.
Here are some examples of our past missions: