Banyan Pyramids

How Can I Measure if I am Successful?

Learning By Trust Pyramid

Learning by Trust Pyramid

Students who gain the “Power to Learn” and its associated great-hearts inspired confidence rarely allow themselves to be acted upon. They become full agents for their own destiny and purpose in life.

The Learning by Trust Success Pyramid starts with a Teacher who ultimately knows how each Student might best respond to the spark of learning and culminates in the quality of trust, which drives intensity, integrity and sincerity of actions.

Best actions by the teacher and student reinforce the “Power of Learning”, which inspires deeper, more highly engaged learning.

“Learning by Trust” endows teachers and students with a proactive sense of confidence that great-learning will ultimately occur if they are but courageous.

Learning by Trust involves the exercise of individual agency to act upon the assurance of things hoped for and invites the evidence of things not seen from beginning.

Status Quo vs Teacher Inspired Pyramid

System (Status Quo) vs. Teacher (Inspiration)

Today our school system is just that, a system that is one size fits all approach to education. It’s objective by, and large is to push as many children through the system as possible, measuring success by improved testing and higher graduation rates. This leaves many students feeling alone, confused and ignorant if concepts are not readily understood. Teachers are often required to be robotic in order to maintain exactness to prescribed standards and curriculums.

However, a Teacher inspired education is one that allows the teachers to practice their craft. They are given the freedom to connect with each student and meet them at their level. The teacher’s goal is simple yet difficult, to inspire their students so that that each child can reach their potential.

System Driven Pyramid

System Driven

There are two paradigms currently being used regarding people  One sees people as objects that can be moved, pushed, shuttled, carried and tossed around. The other paradigm sees people as human beings that have unique talents and potential. Depending on which foundational worldview a person has will in turn determine what educational approach is best. If people are objects, they will be just a cog in a system. If people are humans, they will be nourished until their talents become strengths. Curriculum focused systems are short term tactics to increase testing scores. Strength-based engagement looks at each child as an individual and creates a long-term strategy to help them maximize their talents to strengths.