Published On: Saturday, October 14, 2017|Categories: Customized Curriculum, Education Info, Learning Environment, Private School, Tenney Subscribers|

One of the biggest advantages of opting for a smaller, private school for your child is the opportunity to create a customized curriculum for your son or daughter. By now you probably already know that using the same type of curriculum for every child in a classroom does not benefit every child. Everyone has a unique learning style, specific academic talents, areas of weakness, and different ways to which they retain information. A customized curriculum will take all of these factors into consideration, thus improving the academic experience that your child has. In this post, we will take a look at the top four reasons why you should choose a school for your child that implements a customized curriculum.

  1. Customized Curriculum Sets Your Child up For Personalized Learning: The beautiful thing about the way we learn is that everyone does it differently. The way in which different people absorb information is unique. Not everyone learns by seeing something. Some children are hands on-learners or are better at retaining new things by hearing about them. A customized curriculum will help pinpoint the type of learning that your child is most successful at. They won’t be forced into a generic, sterile environment where every child must learn the same way. When this happens, it is essentially impossible for every single child in the class to excel academically and reach their full potential. But with customized curriculum, they can be set up to enjoy learning in a personalized way.
  2. Customized Curriculum Hones in on Your Child’s Academic Strengths While Addressing Their Academic Weaknesses: Every child has certain academic strengths and weaknesses. A customized curriculum will help determine what those areas are whereas standard, general curriculums will not. Some children are talented in the areas of math and science while others do better with history or English. When a customized curriculum is designed specifically for your child, it will assess their academic strengths and take those into consideration while creating the final product. This will also be the time to look at what some of their academic weaknesses might be and come up with a plan to help them in those areas. Designing a curriculum that focuses on both your child’s unique academic strengths and weaknesses will allow them to have a more fulfilling and prosperous academic career.
  3. Customized Curriculum Means Customized Testing: No two children test the same way. In far too many schools, children of the same age and grade level are given the same kind of test. The reality is that not everyone benefits from testing and not all tests can provide an accurate measure of academic progress and achievement. Using a customized curriculum for your child also includes the benefits of customized testing. Your child might not necessarily do well on a certain exam, but that exam does not accurately show what your child knows. A customized testing strategy and having multiple ways to assess your child’s knowledge ensures that your child will struggle less when examination time comes.
  4. Your Child Gets More Out of it: Having a customized curriculum doesn’t just boost your child’s academic progress; it gives them a better learning experience right in that moment. When the curriculum is personalized for them, it will provide higher levels of engagement and a more fulfilling time studying new things. All of this will make it easier for them to not only learn more but also remember more information than they would if they were simply using a standard curriculum. A customized curriculum is designed to boost your child’s level of interest in their learning material.

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