We see ourselves as caring guides for children and young adolescents. Our faculty uses a behavioral coaching method known as STET, Systematic Training for Effective Teaching.
Every three years, all faculty members refresh their training in these techniques with a year-long, in-house professional development course.
The Core Principles of STET*, as developed by Dr. Alfred Adler, psychotherapist and researcher, are:
- Children are social beings
- A child's behavior is goal oriented
- A child's primary goal is to belong and feel significant
- A misbehaving child is a discouraged child
- Social interest or responsibility, a desire to contribute
- A child is equal in value to adults
- Mistakes are opportunities to learn
- Make sure the message of love gets through