Why my family created WEquil School
is to empower young people to achieve their potential.
began during the 2020 pandemic.
With a letter by our Co-Founder Joseph McPhail on Rethinking Childhood Education...
...that was later picked up by the education technology company GoGuardian who interviewed our team (Parts 1-4 below).
is project based just like High School High.
... We discovered this documentary after creating WEquil School. Most Likely to Succeed tells the story of High School High which uses an approach very similar to WEquil School.
Self Directed Learning
Members of WEquil.School to learn to direct their own learning so they learn to take charge of their education in a way that leverages their unique strengths, experiences, and preferences.
Members learn to communicate effectively through writing, and public speaking by teaching others that share deep interests in a safe environment with other participating families.
Confidence through Success
Members earn confidence by creating value for others. By believing in themselves they become resilient, curious, and free their minds from doubt to discover themselves and the world.
address key challenges with traditional schooling.
We believe that there are five principles of learning:
1. Teach to problems not tools
2. No grades, iterate and improve
3. Share and learn with others
4. Build on strengths, interests and passions
5. Teaching is a great way to learn
In our experience, these principles allow kids to learn far more effectively because their education experience is tailored to them and reflects how value is created in the real world.