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MISSION

The Jefferson School inspires a love for learning through an innovative academic environment focused on exploration, discovery and active participation for students in preschool through grade 8.


VISION

The vision of The Jefferson School is to develop influential life-long learners by promoting independent thinking, collaboration and creative problem solving with a respect for people and our environment.

A recent survey found that 75% of people wish they spent more time outdoors and 20% admit they don’t use their own outdoor space enough. The survey by OnePoll involved 2,000 people. Survey results also found that the average American only gets five hours of “me time” in a week — that’s just 43 minutes a day. Current events, jobs, partners, kids, and too much noise were named as the top five things that prevent people from getting enough R&R.

Researchers from the University of Manchester and Cardiff University found that conversations between parents and their kids were much more "responsive and connected" when they were outdoors versus when they were talking inside. The researchers suggest that the study demonstrates that natural environments can significantly enhance social interactions, in this case improving the quality of parent-child conversations. As part of the study, researcher recorded conversations between parents and their 3- and 4-year-olds.

By: Giancarlo Brotto. Learn how clear the right technology, used the right way, has the power to transform teaching and learning.

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