Grace Valley Indian School is always looking to find new and creative ways to stimulate learning and continually striving to improve the way we teach. Our emphasis on inquiry-based approaches, both within and beyond traditional learning environments, means we’re quick to implement new technologies wherever we believe they will be beneficial; we are looking to develop well-rounded students with 21st-century skills who are ready for an increasingly globalized world.
We benefit from best-practice teaching methods shared by professional educators all over the world but some of our freshest ideas come from listening to our students and their families. We make it our business to pass on what we learn to others because our goal is to provide an exceptional education to as many as possible.
There are many ways to help ease some of this by supporting and guiding them. They might not tell you they want help but by showing your support your child will pick up on your positive attitude and this can help encourage them to do the same when it comes to their education.
Learning strategies include, but not limited to:
Includes using the whiteboard to display photos, audio clips, and videos, as well as encouraging students to get out of their seats with classroom experiments and local field trips.
- Cooperative learning.
Encourages students of mixed abilities to work together by promoting small group or whole class activities. Solving mathematical puzzles, conducting scientific experiments and acting out short drama sketches.
- Inquiry-based instruction.
Encouraging students to ask questions and investigate their own ideas and helps improve their problem-solving skills as well as gain a deeper understanding of academic concepts. Both of which are important life skills.
Assigning classroom activities according to students’ unique learning needs means individuals with higher academic capabilities are stretched and those who are struggling get the appropriate support.
- Technology in the classroom.
Interactive whiteboards or mobile devices utilize to display images and videos, which help students, visualize new academic concepts. Learning becomes more interactive when technology is used as students can physically engage during lessons as well as instantly research their ideas, which develops autonomy.
- Behaviour management.
We Implement an effective Behaviour management strategy crucial to gain our student’s respect and ensure students have an equal chance of reaching their full potential.