1716 Hovland Ct
Evanston, IL 60201
847-424-9677
soul-creations@att.net

Distinctive Competencies
The following competencies of S.O.U.L. Creations are very distinctive and contribute to our unique ability to create an innovative process of self-discovery.


ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
I. Modern Advanced Teaching Methods

Humanistic approach
— Student-centered teaching versus teacher-led
— Education begins at current level of student
— Students involved in decision-making
— Teacher acts as facilitator of the learning
— Focuses on identifying talent versus giving talent
— Internal discipline versus external discipline
— Whole language perspective (reading, writing, listening, speaking)

Thematic teaching
— Multi-disciplinary teaching style (Studies all aspects of a topic, e.g. history, language arts, science, etc.)
— Fosters the development of students as integrated learners

Experiential learning
— Learning occurs within context of the experience
— Students construct meaning through their experience

Current learning models
— Identifies various learning styles based on differences between left brain/right brain learners, culture, gender, etc.
— Multiple intelligences
— Linguistic (word smart)
— Spatial (picture smart)
— Musical (music smart)
— Intrapersonal (self smart)
— Logical-mathematical (number/reasoning smart)
— Bodily-kinesthetic (body smart)
— Interpersonal (people smart)
— Naturalist (nature smart)

SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE
II. Village Approach (Communal Management)

Group discipline and reward
Peer-to-peer accountability
Self-competition
Group cooperation and accountability

CULTURAL INSIGHT
III. Unique Leadership & Talent

Unparalleled experience
— Real world experience living amongst other cultures from extensive international travel (more than 20 countries on 4 continents)
— Authentic stories based upon life lessons learned from living in a wide variety of world cultures
— More than 20 years teaching experience
— Real world work experience in corporate america

Unique perspective
— Insights of growing up as a minority in the United States
— Male teachers (approximately 4% of teachers in elementary age education are men)

Formal foundation
— Masters in Education (M.E.) degree (approximately 1% of M.E. degree holders are African American men)
— Master’s degree in Labor and Industrial Relations
— Accredited by the Illinois Arts Council
— CPR/AED Certified
— Certified Family Life Educator
— Certified Fitness Leaders

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