Why Teach Character?
Our Approach is Experiential Learning
Equine Interactive Learning at Hope thru Hooves
At Hope thru Hooves, we educate with horses! Our programs utilize a strength based teaching approach designed to accommodate students of all learning styles. Students have the opportunity to experience and practice the character skills that will help them meet life’s challenges with integrity. Students participate in activities designed to meet not only a specific character skill but also meet a corresponding state standard. The learning by doing enables the students to transfer these skills into their everyday life.
Most families and educators do not need to be convinced of the need to teach character education. Twenty years ago most schools wondered how they would deal with student’s chewing gum or skipping a class. But today, parents and teachers have serious problems: disrespect for authority, violence at school, teen pregnancy, bullying, drugs and students failing in the education process. These are just a few of the reasons why more and more parents and educators are taking a fresh look at how to build character. The challenge is how to teach character education when there are so many other demands on busy schedules.
We utilize a unique curriculum that teaches life skills and incorporates Academic Standards and the Search Institutes 40 Developmental Assets. The learning process is brought to life by utilizing the farm environment and horses as the motivation. The students are engaged in planning, implementing and processing unique activities that provide the opportunity to demonstrate planning, problem solving, communication and many other life skills. Experiential learning creates an environment that engages and supports many different learning styles and can be especially effective for those students who have difficulty in a traditional learning situation.
Our well trained staff engages students while teaching valuable skills that result in better life choices. Students participate in non-riding activities partnered with horses. These activities are designed to address the necessary skills that the students need to incorporate into their lives to make better choices and have positive outcomes including:
Create an excitement about learning
Improve attitudes and willingness to learn
Build life skills such as respect, responsibility, integrity
Communicate more effectively
Develop problem solving skills
Increases self-worth and value
Demonstrate positive behaviors
Bring this successful character education program to your school, organization or family. Contact us to schedule a consultation and we will custom design a program to meet your specific needs! 719.647.7473 or firstname.lastname@example.org