Year 1, Session 1, Week 2

After careful consideration, the Thrive Academy learning tribe selected the bumblebee as their mascot this week (for at least the first year of its existence).

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Heroes also continued on with the “Contract Game,” which presents a structured opportunity to experiment with a range of rules/promises to determine which are most likely to support a world-class learning environment.

Heroes still tend to become frustrated when I will not answer a question. One bee emitted a loud “Argh” when I asked “How could you figure that out?” in response to her asking me how to spell a word. My attempts to avoid providing ready made answers have become a joke of sorts and while the learners frequently ask lower-order questions, they have slowly started to see themselves as more capable in such regards and are beginning to tap other sources of information in a more independent manner!

If you would like to learn why the bumblebee was selected as our mascot and much more about our first six-week session, join us for our first celebration of learning (public presentation) on October 11th from 3:30 to 4:30 at 471 Glenbrook Road!

Matt Curtis