Menta’s Educational Model
Our K-12 schools use a UDL curriculum (Universal Design for Learning Curriculum). The UDL curriculum provides flexible methods and materials to help teachers differentiate instruction and meet the unique needs of all students.
Other instruction includes PBIS, Blended Learning, Individual Student Agendas, and Person-Centered Planning.
Social Emotional Learning is a transformative educational approach that empowers individuals to develop essential emotional intelligence, empathy, and interpersonal skills.
The Expanded Menta Method is an innovative approach that fosters holistic growth and empowers students to reach their fullest potential.
Menta believes that all kids have the right to be in school and in every student's right to a quality education.
Positive behavioral expectations are clearly identified, posted in all classrooms, and explicitly taught to students. Teachers and clinicians work together to teach students the skills necessary to meet these expectations, utilizing various social-emotional learning activities and strategies. Student efforts to display expected behaviors are supported and reinforced in a variety of ways, ranging from praise and public postings of successes and improvements to tangible incentives and rewards.
This is an innovative approach used to address the unique needs of individual students. The instructors combine traditional classroom methods and independent study to create a hybrid teaching methodology. It represents the need to incorporate technology into the classrooms, but also creates a new way for teachers and students to approach the learning experience.
Individual Student Agendas
Every student is treated as an individual to ensure their learning environment is the most effective on a daily basis. A new agenda is made each day by the student’s instructor and the student is empowered to take ownership of navigating their day with the support staff.
This process is completed with the student and a team to assist with helping a young adult plan for the future. The process uses a personal planning approach to outline a roadmap for the student’s future built on their hopes and dreams to motivate their learning process and create realistic goals. The information from the process will be incorporated into the IEP/Transition document or into a career plan and shared with the entire support system of the student.