About The Principle Project
The Principle Project helps close the educational gap for kids who fall through the cracks. It provides financial support to schools and academic organizations that catch them based on our seven proven learning principles. These ensure children who experience life-altering events or struggle in traditional learning situations receive the individualized attention needed to maximize their potential.
The Principle Project was created to meet the educational needs for underachieving K-12 students who are not necessarily identified “special needs” and for those who experience trauma.
The Seven Principles:
- Get Understanding
Three vital pieces of information are necessary for effective teaching and learning: identify how the student learns, select teaching methods that work, and make sure student and teacher fully grasp concepts and content.
- Tell the Truth
The English language can be confusing! A let’s-find-out-approach to whole-truth learning teaches students to tackle obstacles and make sense of them.
- Crawl. Walk. Run
Strong literacy skills start small, with the word – how it sounds, how it looks, what it means, how it’s used–then build up and out, one small step at a time, from “See Spot run” to “I think; therefore, I am.” …and applies to all other subjects as well.
- Simplify, Simplify
Simplicity removes confusion. For example, the English language is no more than a series of simple patterns: for sounds, syllables, words and sentences. Knowing them de-mystifies every part of the language. Patterns form the basis for other subjects, too.
- Frame and Finish
Lasting learning is built through a solid framework of key concepts layered with limitless creative activities. This guarantees what’s learned today is remembered week after week, year after year.
- Create Synergy
One plus one equals so much more than two when teachers and students interact dynamically. This equation propels learners to think forward, adding continually to their own knowledge library.
- Be Fresh and Spontaneous
The ordinary become extraordinary when teachers constantly immerse themselves in all areas of learning. With this storehouse of knowledge, teachers teach in the moment, without a “playbook,” and produce for students the “aha” of knowing.