Mediate refers to the cultivation of wisdom through intentional and focused mentorship. In past generations, parents, grandparents, and mentors were “mediators” to children, meaning that they passed down knowledge through conversation and experience together. Though these important relationships exist today, often children are not mediated as they were before due to the busyness of modern life and the distraction of technology. Ransom Fellowship School seeks to heal the effects of this loss with the utilization of “mediated learning”. This is a special quality of student-teacher interaction that is effective and powerful. A mediator is both a teacher and a mentor who is intentional in their time with the student in order to bring about deep learning and positive change.

“Planting a Tree” by Sir George Clausen (1852-1944)
“Mother and Child In a Boat” Mary Cassatt, 1844-1926
“Christ and His Mother Studying the Scriptures” by Henry Ossawa Tanner 1908

“All the higher functions originate as actual relationships between individuals.” ~Lev Vygotsky