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Philosophy of Learning

Bridgeway InfoPack and Homeschool Hero Guide

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Bridgeway’s Five Tenets of Learning

1

History

We believe that the teaching of history must have its foundation in accurate historical facts. We also believe that history can inform decisions today; therefore, students should be challenged to apply lessons from history to current events.

2

Citizenship

We believe in responsible citizenship and this begins with a love for our country, a respect for our leaders, and a thankfulness for the freedoms we enjoy.

3

Purpose

We believe that all people have been uniquely and wonderfully made and designed for a purpose. Understanding that purpose leads to confidence, a strong sense of self, and a desire to make a difference in their community.

4

Character

We believe that a responsible education means helping students develop character, integrity, personal responsibility, and empathy for those around them.

5

Responsibility

We believe that social justice, gender identity, and critical race theory lead to the definition of an individual by a larger group; therefore, these concepts do not belong in our classes or curriculum. Instead, our instruction emphasizes the unique purpose, dignity, value and responsibility of each individual. A responsible education motivates students to become lifelong learners and equips them with tools to approach current and historic events and issues with empathy, compassion and a desire to make a difference. It also develops the critical thinking skills needed to evaluate information and make informed decisions.

Bridgeway’s Learning Design

  • Learning should be customized to meet the academic needs and learning style of each student as well as to what motivates and excites them.
  • Learning should be relevant. When students can connect learning to life, it increases both understanding and retention.
  • Learning should point students toward their incredible design and purpose.
  • Learning should give students the tools to see learning opportunities all around them and empower them to take ownership of that learning.
  • Learning should require students to think critically in order to gain the skills necessary to succeed at anything they choose to pursue.

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