Learning happens best with emotion, challenge and the requisite support. People discover their abilities, values, passions, and responsibilities in situations that offer adventure and the unexpected. In EL Education schools, students undertake tasks that require perseverance, fitness, craftsmanship, imagination, self-discipline, and significant achievement. A teacher's primary task is to help students overcome their fears and discover they can do more than they think they can.
We are not Spectators. We are members of a TEAM.
Roberto Clemente School No. 8 is a school where we enjoy the
adventure of learning and promote the highest levels of achievement for all.
We respect the school, the people in it and the work we create.
We recognize that as a TEAM we are stronger together than we are apart.
Roberto Clemente School 8 strives to provide every student and adult the skills and resources necessary to become active, self-motivated, and lifelong learners.
In doing so, we hope to create a culture of inquiry in which learning is cherished and continuous.
In order to accomplish our goals, we will commit to the following:
EL Education is built on ten design principles that reflect the educational values and beliefs of Outward Bound. These principles also reflect the design's connection to other related thinking about teaching, learning, and the culture of schools.
September—The Primacy of Self-Discovery
“I am here to discover what I can do.”
October—Empathy and Caring
“I care for others; others care for me.”
November—Success and Failure
“Success is sweet, but mistakes are good food.”
December—Service and Compassion
“We do excellent things for others.”
January—Solitude and Reflection
“I need time to be with myself.”
February—Diversity and Inclusion
“Our differences make us stronger.”
March—Collaboration and Competition
“We work together as friends; I compete with myself.”
April—The Responsibility for Learning
“I am responsible for my learning, and I help others learn.”
May— The Natural World
“Nature is our teacher.”
June—The Having of Wonderful Ideas
“I have wonderful ideas.”