“The CLC is so accepting of kids being kids! My daughter is finally enjoying “school” because there is no pressure, you get TIME to finish, to craft your own projects and stories, and to learn in a way just for you. It’s also affordable! Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
“At the CLC I learned how to make a movie on a green screen and it’s easier than I thought. They also taught us about being a road block to others by telling them a cool story while the teacher is talking. It causes a red light in their head. I learned how to bake bread and I learned about being a leader, a leader-follower and a follower and that taught me I’m a leader-follower and everyone is those is very important.
We learned a lot about how to help the community. We also learned about farms and how to feed chickens and what you need to feed them. We did some math while dividing our flower pots and we learned how to plant seeds the right way.
Zoe showed me a typing game that helped me type faster.
We learned about everybody at the CLC, like what they like.
We learned about how to build a greenhouse and we learned a dice game that you could learn a lot of patterns.
We learned the difference between a scientist and a philosopher. A scientist can only know something if they see it. A philosopher is someone who can make a hypothesis. We learned about how the brain works and about the tubes inside of it.
We learned how to turn nature into math and how math can be useful.”
13 year old student in the PBL Program
“So far this year, one of the things I’ve learned is to do your homework and that it is important to learn the responsibility to do your homework.
Another thing that I’ve learned is how to be better socially with other kids. I’ve had trouble with that in the past, so it is a pretty big and important thing for me. It might not be so special for other kids, but it is for me. The reason for that is because at my old school I was always an outsider, but at the CLC, I feel like the other kids are more open and accepting and like I’m really apart of the group, and that I’m not really the outsider anymore.
Another thing that I’ve learned is that not all math is stupid and boring, that it can be fun and exciting in a certain way. We look at it in a way that involved nature and fun… For example a tree is a great example of geometry, as is a puddle.
I also learned that fennel and sorrel and miner’s lettuce are quite delicious. I never realized how much I really like them. Seriously, in my opinion, they are way better than Kraft’s pasta or actually kraft anything.”
14 year old student in the PBL Program