AISL teachers rock the 10 Learner Profile attributes during distance learning, but one is more difficult to achieve than others!
In the past six weeks, AISL teachers began distance learning together with parents and students.
Because our teachers are true IB learners...
They have become more knowledgeable and have learned new IT skills to better serve students.
They have been caring in their follow up with parents and students and in their collaboration with each other in meetings.
They have been inquirers and thinkers as they strive to improve learning for students by reading copious amounts of advice from other schools and research articles.
They have been risk takers by experimenting with a variety of approaches to teach in a way they have not had to do before. They model for students and parents that they are not afraid to try again when they didn't get it right the first time.
They have been avid communicators through email, Managebac, and other digital tools, and have strived to listen and understand the perspectives of parents and students. They have changed and adapted lesson plans and approaches based on parent and student feedback.
Teachers continue to be principled. They are working harder than ever and are committed to student learning.
Teachers have been open minded to suggestions and advice from leaders, parents, and students and been reflective in order to improve teaching and learning.
Teachers have been trying to find balance, but this has been the hardest one because it's easy to keep giving feedback, plan modules, and let work take over their lives. They are trying to schedule days wisely, eat healthily, and incorporate exercise in their daily schedules. They are trying to find joy in small things. They make sure to be supportive of friends and enjoy their company on social media and in messages and calls. They are trying to make sure that when they are tired, frustrated, and frightened, that they remain kind and patient with their loved ones and themselves.
This new way of living is not easy but as IB teachers, parents and students we have the knowledge and skills to be able to rock this time! We love our MYP!
Ingrid Turner - MYP Coordinator/Language and Literature Teacher
The Leopard's Tale is our main medium to keep our families informed on such things as the day to day happenings on campus, after school activities, summaries of any arts and sports events, helpful resources, and important dates and reminders.