Devoted to Personal Empowerment through Academic Achievement and Enrichment Appreciation
The Empowermental Solution Preparing all learners to meet today’s educational demands and the systemic challenges of tomorrow. Personal empowerment not only addresses the intellectual capacities, but also constitutes a matter of developing character, attaining virtues and the achievement of proficiencies that lead to life long resiliency.
The Educational Solution Knowledge-First is built upon the philosophy that “To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society” -Theodore Roosevelt- Knowledge-First, Inc. offers a balanced instructional approach, addressing each student’s unique learning style, while addressing the needs of the “Whole Child”
The Educational Solution When learners are taught strategies of effective thinking skills and learn to become critical thinkers, research has shown a significant growth in student achievement, test scores and personal satisfaction. Through our approach, students learn to value the educational environment, themselves and the contributions of others.
The Educational Solution We maintain a non-threatening learning zone where each student is not only encouraged to participate, but each learns to discover ways to create their own distinct and meaningful contribution.
Facilitating the Learning Process Knowledge-First provides a rich and diverse approach to the development of empowerment activities designed to maximize the academic, behavioral and artistic potential of every learner. We maintain that all learners are willing to engage in positive activities if motivated and stimulated by dedicated professionals. We insist that the learners and their learning environment are not negotiable and should never be compromised.
Service Components Educational Services and Academic Components Social/Emotional Development Leadership Development Community Service Projects Life Skills Development Financial Literacy Career Exploration College Prep/Awareness Entrepreneurship Whole Family Development Cultural and Recreational Enrichment
Academic Components Knowledge-First, Inc. provides a rich and diverse approach to the development of empowermental skills for learners of all ages. * It’s a Matter of Facts (Math) * It’s My Creation (Writing) * Reading Between The Lines * Social Awareness * Enrichment Integration * Chess & Lateral Thinking * Parenting Skills These components are designed to maximize the academic and affective potential of every learner.
Enrichment Integration Providing enrichment integration along with the academics helps all learners build both basic and advanced thinking skills. Enrichment provides students with diverse modes of thinking and learning as well as develops affective sensitivity. Fosters the development of spatial, mathematical, logical and physical abilities. Helps teachers promote student achievement across all academic disciplines. Leads to a greater understanding of themselves as they learn to appreciate the contributions of others. Integrating enrichment components constitute a fundamental form of literacy students must have if they are to communicate successfully in today’s new media and information society.
* Number Sense / Spelling Bee / Knowledge Bowl * Physical Fitness * Chess / Sudoku / Lateral Thinking * Music Lessons & Appreciation * Motivational Speakers * Arts and Crafts * Creative writing * Character and Personal Integrity Development * Drama / Speech / Debate & Communication * Computers * Anger Management * Parenting Sessions Enrichment Components
“Why Incorporate Virtues in the Curriculum?” Implementing the study of the virtues cultivates personal integrity, develops excellence in character and self discipline. Promotes cognitive, affective and psychomotive harmony. The components of the virtues are integrated in the lesson as a natural progression of learning. Virtues encourages classroom behavioral objectives where the contributions of all students are valued and environmental distractions minimized.
Parenting Skills Parenting skills training focuses on parent-child interactions and fostering a healthy relationship between parents and siblings. We help parents avoid ineffective parenting responses by learning effective ways of managing their child's behavior. Not just for parents who have been accused of being “bad parents.” Not just for parents of children with serious psychological problems. We provide effective treatment interventions for children and families in crisis. Will help you do the best job possible in raising your children and improving your confidence in your parenting ability... because “this is the most important job you will ever have.”
“You cannot dig a hole in a different place by digging the same hole deeper!” There must be a balance between the acquisition of information along with obtaining the empowering strategies that inspire the gifts of character. We further believe, as did Plato, that the purpose and ultimate value of education is not to stick thoughts into the pupils’ head, but to inspire them to think for themselves.
The Knowledge-First Commitment Providing the highest quality of instruction and empowermental services available Motivating learners to develop worthwhile goals for themselves while acquiring the discipline of self-determination Building self-confidence by providing students the tools to positively influence their destiny Wisdom Honor Perseverance
Availability For a schedule of available dates, times and pricing please contact us at: Knowledge-First, Inc. P. O. Box 31695 Houston, Texas 77231 713-768-3205 832-867-8542 www.knowledge-first.org
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