"Teachers are Brain Changers" ~ Glenn Whitman and Ian Kelleher
(Neuro-Teach-Brain Science and the Future of Education)
Research shows that there is no greater influence on student outcomes than teacher quality.
Mind, Brain, & Education Science informs the field of education that children brains undergo an
exponential period of development from birth to age 5; producing millions of neural connections
per second. These connections are influenced by relationships, experiences, and the environment.
At NBCC, we feel that teachers play a crucial & important role in helping children deepen their neural
pathways by paying attention their emotions & interests, and by offering lengthy and authentic inquiry.
We teach the whole child in ways that ignite all of the children's senses.
Inquiry Based Learning is rooted in the Dewey philosophy that learning is done best by interacting
and collaborating with others and through the investment of hands-on, minds-on inquiry. Our teaching
practices include intentionality, teaching for understanding, encouraging inquiry, and providing real
NBCC does this by:
NBCC also integrates science, technology, engineering, art, and math throughout & across the curriculums;
providing language and tools to heighten children's perception of their work and play and how
it relates to each discipline.
"Education... is a process of living and not a preparation for future living" ~ John Dewey
Give Us a Call: (831) 429-NBCC (6222)