Celebrating Teaching & Learning

At Wells International School, teachers are dedicated to providing happy, engaging, and meaningful learning experiences to students. This is seen both inside and outside of the classroom. Teachers believe that every child has the potential to learn and become a good citizen. They also believe that every child can and does achieve when he/she is supported with appropriate academic and social-emotional interventions. One of the most unique features of the school is that teachers focus on students’ strengths instead of managing weaknesses/lack/deficits. This is in-line with research findings in positive psychology. When students become aware of and capitalize on their strengths, they succeed and their initial success leads to more successes. Here are some of the evidences of these. (Note: photos are not staged.)

Grade 3 teacher and students putting on their imaginary "thinking caps"
Grade 2 teacher and students putting on their imaginary "thinking caps"

Grade 2 teacher elicits active response from students
Grade 2 teacher elicits active response from students

Developing observation skills
Developing observation skills

Expressing creativity
Expressing creativity

Reading for learning... reading for fun!
Reading for learning... reading for fun!

Demonstration of mastery
Demonstration of mastery

Creative writing
Creative writing
Building vocabulary
Building vocabulary

Learning responsibility
Learning responsibility
Providing extrinsic motivation to encourage learning
Providing extrinsic motivation to encourage learning

Engaging through games
Engaging through games
Reading together
Sustained Silent Reading (SSR)

Scaffolding learning
Scaffolding learning through Zone of Proximal Development approach to teaching

Designing learning in a safe & appealing environment
Designing learning in a safe & appealing environment
Making 3D model
Making 3D model

Utilizing resources creatively
Utilizing resources creatively

Celebrating diverse learning styles
Celebrating diverse learning styles

Learning scientific predisposition
Learning scientific predisposition

One-to-one mentoring
One-on-one mentoring

Peer teaching
Peer teaching

Allowing children to be children
Allowing children to be children

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