During the pre-K years students mainly focus on learning very basic mathematics and language arts skills. In many cases children learn a foreign language at these ages, as the earlier kids are taught a language, the better. Early exposure to the arts, basic physical development, and social skills are also beneficial during this time.
During the elementary school years students explore a larger part of academia. While kindergarten takes a more advanced approach to what was taught in preschool, students start getting more exposure to social studies, science, and other classes in 1st grade. Because of this, the MANGO education model is particularly important for making sure students are fully engaged in the material that they learn. This can include things like having math problems that incorporate international events or utilizing music and theatre as a way to help students read better.
For each of the grades we have suggested topics to learn about in different subjects. These are only ideas, as we are not saying that every school should necessarily adopt all of these guidelines.
We also offer lesson plans for instructors to use when introducing these topics in class. Because teachers have a lot for work to do, we believe that by offering lesson plans for educators, it will take a lot of the burden on them away. Many of these lesson plans are in a recipe format.
Once students start middle school, the application of real-world skills start becoming an even more important part of the MANGO education model. Topics such as learning about paying for bills like rent and cell phone bills in mathematics or finding out about health codes for businesses will become more crucial for students during these years.
High school is one of the most important times for MANGO to be implemented in schools. During these years students are making big decisions about their futures, whether that refers to making career decisions or choosing between going to college, trade school, or specialized courses. As students prepare for adulthood, survival skills become more important.
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Once students go to college, they enter a whole new world of independence. These years are the most important years that MANGO works with students on, as whatever students major in will impact the rest of their lives. Career preparation becomes increasingly vital, but what's also true is that the flexibility of college life gives more opportunities for students to participate in extracurricular activities. Choosing the right extracurricular activities can help students gain experience in their careers and also produce stronger leadership, as well as problem-solving skills in college students. This is also the time when students decide whether or not to finish their students with an associate's degree, bachelor's degree, master's degree, or go all the way up to their PhD.