• The Role of the Teacher

    At Oak Park Neighborhood School we recognize the critical role our teachers play in preparing your child for a lifetime of learning.  All of our teachers are highly experienced educators in the development of young children.  Our expectations are high and we demand nothing less than the following from our teaching teams:  

    * To help children see the connections in learning and  experiences.

    * To co-explore the learning experience with the children.

    * To provoke ideas, problem solving, and conflict resolution.

    * To take ideas from the children and return them for further exploration.

    * To organize the classroom and materials to be  aesthetically pleasing.

    * To organize materials to help children make thoughtful decisions about the media.

    * To help children express their knowledge through representational work.

    * To document children's progress: journals, photographs, and portfolios.

    * To have a dialogue about the projects with parents and   other teachers.

    * To foster the connection between home, school and community.