Scholar Phases or Scholar Ladder
There are four scholar phases: practice, apprentice (project), self-directed, and mentored. iFamily offers classes in practice, apprentice, and self-directed scholar phase. Mentored scholar phase typically happens at college. Each scholar class is designed to help youth gain the skills/abilities and vision to fulfill their unique personal mission.
The content each class is centered around is not nearly as important as the skills and abilities they are learning in each class. Each scholar phase builds on the scholar skills learned in the previous phases.
The backbone of our organization rests on our membership understanding the scholar phases, being able to offer mentees the elements of that phase, and parents being able to know the scholar phases well enough to figure out which phase their child is at and choose the scholar class that best fits where he/she is at on the scholar phase ladder.
Each Scholar Class incorporates five skill-based elements:
The End Goal of Scholar Phase is to be able to:
THINK like a philosopher
READ like a lawyer
WRITE like an author
COMPUTE like a mathematician
SPEAK like an orator
*During Scholar Phase, there is a constant swinging back & forth between initiative and submission.
What does a Practice Scholar Class Look Like?
2. Apprentice Scholar (Submission to a Mentor)
What does an Apprentice Scholar Class look like?
3. Self-Directed Scholar (Testing Initiative)
What does a Self-Directed Scholar class look like?
4. Mentored Scholar (Submission to a Mentor)
“Everyone throughout history who ha(s) obtained a Scholar Phase ha(s) something in common—The Scholarship Ladders. In other words, no one obtains a Scholar Phase without them…and with them, Scholar Phase is natural. This is how and why we created the Scholar Projects.”
Leadership Education Mentoring Institute Training Materials (lemimentortraining.com)
Leadership Education: The Phases of Learning by Oliver & Rachel Demille