Welcome to Vine St. School!
Isn’t it time to connect learning with the real world?
Isn’t it time for creativity, problem solving and critical thinking to take center stage in our kids’ education?
Has the pandemic caused your child to fall behind in school subject areas or negatively impacted his/her enthusiasm for school and learning?
At Vine St. School you will find personalized tutoring, mentoring and mini-courses that address these concerns. Vine St. School integrates No Boundary Learning priorities into the learning of traditional core academics. All instruction is delivered by Scott Beall.
Scott Beall is a 28 year teacher, consultant and author. He holds an MA degree from Stanford University in mathematics education. Contact Scott Beall for booking, fees, further questions, and/or a consultation regarding your specific needs.
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PRIVATE TUTORING and mentoring grades 5-12
Close gaps in understanding; reteach select topics
Enrich and extend
Use math creatively to solve real world problems
Discover the awe and wonder of mathematics–inspire and engage
Theory and improvisation
Instrumental instruction on guitar
Physics and history of music, sound and acoustics
INDEPENDENT INTEREST-BASED PROJECT WORK
Discover new interests
Co-design original curricular projects with Mr. Beall based on interests
MINI-COURSES for school age youth grades 5-12. The following mini-courses can be taught privately or in coordinated student groups. Mini-courses are held once a week over 6-10 weeks. See “Content Focus Areas” below for custom course options. Single 1-hour workshop versions of any of the courses listed can be arranged for individuals or student groups.
Sustainability and Climate
- The DoRight Leadership Corps–Taking Action for Climate and Sustainability
- Where Stuff Comes From: Systems Thinking, Footprints, and Solutions
Mathematics, Music, and Culture
- A Journey of Discovery Through Music and Mathematics
- Investigations In Mathematics–Real World Problems and Inquiry
- Knowing History and Culture Through Music
TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS in content, pedagogy, curriculum design innovation, and specific training to implement any of the curricula or mini courses (above) listed in this site. See the following for a description of a full or half day teacher workshop on sustainability and youth empowerment:
DoRight Leadership Corps: Extending School Learning Beyond the Classroom.
HOMESCHOOL SUPPORT through workshops for parents in teaching strategies and curriculum.
Subject Areas for Tutoring, Mentoring, and Custom Course Design
The content focus areas listed below can provide the basis for private tutoring or mentoring as well as the basis for a custom course design based on specific needs and interests of clients. Click on links to learn more detail.
Sustainability and Climate Education
DoRight Leadership Corps is the basis for a comprehensive interdisciplinary project based curricular unit that includes history, sustainability and ecosystem science, economics, philosophy and a significant community service component that engages students as consultants to their local community to educate businesses and adults about the economic value and overall urgency of sustainable behaviors. A key component of this sequence is “A Journey Into Systems Thinking.”
Problem Based Inquiry Series in Mathematics offers a student nearly 20 context areas to apply inquires in mathematics topics, levels ranging from grade 5 through high school algebra 1 and 2, geometry, trigonometry and pre calculus. Contexts include sustainability, music, physics and engineering, culture and more.
Independent Student designed curriculum
Independent student designed curriculum begins with deep inquiry into self–identity, passions, abilities, interests and sense of purpose. Students design a custom curricular path or avenue of inquiry with the mentorship of Scott Beall.
This category can include integrated music and mathematics curricula based on Scott Beall’s Functional Melodies publication or can consist of pure music instruction in theory, improvisation, history, instrumental instruction (guitar)
Philosophy, Psychology, and Consciousness Studies
Visit Units and lessons for details of the following:
A Brief History of the world–Modernity and Emerging World Views
Exploring Free will
Physics and Engineering
Students apply the Engineering Problem Solving Cycle and learn principles of physics and systems thinking in the construction of Rube Goldberg Machines.