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Colorado SKIES Academy Culture: Learner-Led Conferences

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” — Plutarch An important component of Colorado SKIES Academy’s approach to project-based learning is empowering kids to take ownership of their work. One way we do…

Colorado SKIES Academy Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Curiosity

“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” — Golda Meir Within the Colorado SKIES Academy education model, we believe kids are more empowered to learn and retain knowledge when learning…

Colorado SKIES Academy Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Self-Control

By definition, social-emotional learning (SEL) helps kids tap into their emotions and how they affect what they do. So it should follow that an essential component of SEL is an understanding of self-control, or self-management. As defined by the Collaborative…

Colorado SKIES Academy Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Growth Mindset

At Colorado SKIES Academy, we believe when kids learn how to face challenges, they grow into leaders. As part of our emphasis on social-emotional learning (SEL), we believe it’s important to develop what we call a growth mindset. Let’s do…

Colorado SKIES Academy Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Purpose

“The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “Living with purpose.” The phrase evokes a range of thoughts and emotions, doesn’t it? When…

Colorado SKIES Academy Culture: Real-World Experiences

Consider this for a moment: What would be an ideal way to learn about flight and all that it involves? Do textbooks, lectures, and maybe a few videos help learners gain a firm grasp and understanding of the concepts?  What…

Colorado SKIES Academy Culture: Project-Based Learning

Spend even just a few moments inquiring about Colorado SKIES Academy’s approach to education, and one of the first things you’ll hear about is project-based learning, or PBL. It’s at the core of our approach to school and a proven…

Colorado SKIES Academy Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Optimism

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is one of the core elements of the Colorado SKIES Academy approach to education. Through social-emotional learning, learners understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive…

Colorado SKIES Academy Culture: Learner-Led Conferences

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” — Plutarch An important component of Colorado SKIES Academy’s approach to project-based learning is empowering kids to take ownership of their work. One way we do…

Colorado SKIES Academy Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Zest

“Enthusiasm is the electricity of life.” —Gordon Parks Central to the Colorado SKIES Academy approach to project-based learning is a belief that education works best when it’s energetic. Rather than being stale and rote, it’s filled with excitement. That excitement,…