Our Mission in Action
is an ongoing project that seeks to capture the insights and reflections of our teachers that arise from their daily work with students. Through the intentional design of learning experience, faculty at LREI are engaged in the continual growth of our program and in supporting and fostering the growth of their students. The idea of the teacher as a learner is central to this vision. At LREI, it is a core belief that:
Our faculty and staff are warm and vital human beings primarily concerned with human values and eager to discover with children how best these values may be fostered. For this reason, we feel that progressive education lives not because of its theories or even its practices but because of the quality and caliber of its teachers. Primarily, of course, such teachers must understand children and be sensitive and responsive to their needs. They must be creative and inventive and resourceful; they must be stimulating, flexible, and fond of adventure. Each teacher should look forward to the work that lies ahead and backward to what has gone before. To be sure, each year a given ground should be covered in the academic subjects—adapted to the capacities and maturity of each group. But the program as a whole is constantly changing and emerging, growing out of experiences of the past, adapting to the present needs, and projecting into the future.
Please enjoy the stories to the right that explore how learning is being reimagined at LREI.