Little Owl School emphasizes the importance of collaboration

A true teacher is a learner who learns professionally.

If you are an aspiring teacher who wants to hone your skills as an educator, Little Owl School may be the place for you.

Little Owl School is not only a place where children learn and develop; it is where teachers embrace each day as an opportunity to grow into the educators they want to become. Teachers at Little Owl are encouraged to see themselves as “professional learners.” As professional learners, teachers embrace challenges and reflect on mistakes to learn and develop their abilities as influential leaders for children. Little Owl School wants teachers who understand that learning does not end with college but continues as they experience working alongside children.

Little Owl offers a variety of spaces indoors and outdoors for staff and students to make connections and extend learning. Photo: Stephanie Boggs

Childhood is a time of mystery, wonder, and excitement. Everything seems new. It is a time when an individual, with appropriate guidance, learns how to deal with intense emotions and challenges in life. Childhood is when an individual’s potential for learning is at its highest, and imagination is at its most vital. Childhood is when people lay their foundation as they become adult human beings. Therefore, it is crucial to have adults connected to their sense of wonder and curiosity and willing to partner with children in their learning process.

Learning begins with interactions with people and the environment in which we live. How we connect to ourselves and our community plays a crucial role in what and how we learn. For this reason, Little Owl School emphasizes the importance of collaboration. We value connection as essential to the well-being of the community. Little Owl School strives to form an environment where everyone feels supported. Teachers at Little Owl School are not isolated; they are part of a team of teachers and administrators who value working together as we grow through challenges.

Little Owl staff and students balance their day by working in small and large groups. Concepts like math, science, and literacy are rooted in organic and meaningful conversations and play-based experiences. Photo: Stephanie Boggs

A teacher of young children works in a profession of uncertainty. Early childhood educators must become acquainted with the feeling of “I don’t know” as a chance to learn. They must embrace the tension involved in learning as a chance to evolve. If you are an educator who values learning and learning professionally through experience, “We have been waiting for you to come to this place.”

Please visit our website and inquire about how to join our community of teachers. We are always looking for substitute educators to join us. It gives teachers, especially those just starting their careers, a chance to develop their skills by observing and working with classroom teachers and administrators who are more than willing to share their experiences and give constructive feedback.

We look forward to hearing from you and hope you can become a part of our creative community of professional learners.

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