The Compositive Model
We’re creating a community of parents and educators to change the way children are educated
Whole Child Educational Model
Compositive is a national movement focused on “whole education” for children and youth in grades K-12. Research shows that instilling in children the capacities to reflect and learn, recognize and act, care and connect, and engage and serve empowers them to become the best versions of themselves and have a positive impact on the world around them. This is a paradigm shift from the traditional education model, which focuses solely on academic achievement, toward a new model that encourages parents/caregivers and educators to integrate the four domains including cognition, character, health & well-being, and community engagement, into lessons taught at home, at school and in the community.
Reflect & Learn
A child who is in the process of reflecting and learning never stops asking question. She delves deeply into subjects and issues that engage her. Though the constant litany of ‘why?’ questions may strain parents’ patience, this behavior is well worth encouraging.
Recognize & Act
A child who recognizes and acts can value similarities and differences between himself and others, and can celebrate those differences. He is likely to have a diverse circle of friends and to feel at home with people from varied backgrounds.
Care & Connect
While connecting with others can manifest itself in positive and negative ways, positive connection means forging relationships with groups or communities that provide comfort, wellbeing, and empowerment. A child who has developed the capacity to care and connect is likely to include others in activities rather than forming cliques. She may also be someone who stands up to a bully.
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