Life outcomes typically correlate more to core competencies such as passion, creativity, empathy, cognition and resilience than to years in school or college. This is why we find that frontiers of knowledge and ability are very often advanced by those who are rich in one or more of these capacities. And yet, despite mounting evidence that one can design experiences to develop and strengthen these competencies, these are rarely the direct objectives of a curriculum. Isn't that very frustrating? If you believe, like us, that the promise of our children's potential is too valuable to be left to osmosis, then, it may be time to take a closer look at Sankalpa Academy!
Please visit https://www.sankalpa-academy.org/blog/what-makes-our-programs-unique to learn more about what makes our programs unique.
Please visit https://www.sankalpa-academy.org/blog/our-home-in-mueller to learn more about our physical space and the environment in the Mueller area.
In the first blog post, we investigate the assertion that all children should receive gifted education. As Matthew Mugo Fields, the Founder of GiftedandTalented.com says, “gifted and talented” has to be the goal for every child and not a gate through which a small percentage enter. In the second post, we look closely at what gifted education should entail. We make a case for why education needs to be cognizant of a child’s core competencies such as empathy and grit. And, finally, the third post explores how the curriculum should go beyond mere awareness and actually nurture and develop these competencies. For Sankalpa Academy, this is not just an aspiration, it is our mission.