Flexibility, Access, and Accommodation
As our programs are designed with twice-exceptional students in mind, our programs are built around accommodating the ebbs and flows of online student learning in more holistic ways. If a student needs to turn off their mic/camera, step away from their screen, spend time discussing their ideas and goals, or jump on a mini-trampoline to stay focused, we welcome all of that. Part of our model involves helping students to advocate for themselves in more meaningful ways, so the minute a student joins our community, we believe in trusting their inherent wisdom. Students and families will work reciprocally with educational experts to ensure that their program is customized to their student’s schedules, goals, and learning styles.
We give all of our students the freedom to learn outside of their grade level. Our coaches work hard to build safe, creative relationships with our students. We know that students need to feel safe before they can learn, especially with topics that are impacted by disability or previous chronic stressors. We strive to help every single one of our students bring their authentic self into their learning, and that means helping them to explore topics of any level of rigor that matches their needs.
One amazing part of our programs is our online learning module, which was custom-built with our students’ needs in mind. Students are able to receive reminders, navigate their schedule, and send and receive messages through multiple, different sensory ways. Our students are neurodivergent and may need to learn through multiple channels, such as auditory, visual, or kinesthetic. At Big Minds, we welcome every style!