How students learn best

I am a winner

A meaningful, positive and supportive school culture is the most important indicator of a good school. 

This is demonstrated in our school by treating everyone in our community with equal dignity. In such an environment, everyone can learn and develop freely. A holistic approach to learning is fundamental for us. 

A place for learning and living

The firm anchoring of recurring rituals at School International and their reliability impart stability- from pre-school to the Abitur. The goal is a reasonable combination of learning, living and growing. In addition to traditional academic subjects, we strengthen the skills of communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking within all our learners.

We specifically promote healthy eating.

A healthy diet promotes increased memory and concentration, balanced daily activity and restful sleep. Therefore, we consciously avoid unhealthy foods and drink such as sweets, high fat snacks and sugary drinks.

Learning to learn

In a world where the amount of information available is constantly increasing, it is more important than ever that students learn to be self-organized learners.

Our school takes a unique approach to education by combining cooperative, interactive and self-organized learning.

To effectively achieve a learning goal, learning pathways are mapped out through simple methods, applied repeatedly and practiced: Reading techniques, visualizations, flashcards, time challenges, videos, mind maps, etc. all aim to support our learners to reach and exceed their potential.

Self-organized learning

One of the most important aspects of self-organized learning is that it is cooperative and interactive. Learning is not a solitary activity; it takes place in a community.

Self-organized learning is a form of learning in which learners partly design and direct their own learning process, e.g. by means of e-learning, learning groups, projects or learning-on-demand offers.

Learning objectives, learning content and learning strategies are partly guided by the teacher through learning tasks. The place, the required time, learning sources and/or learning partners as well as learning resources can be chosen and organized by the students themselves.

Digital learning

Learning with digital media has been a matter of course for our school since 2008. Via the considered use of iPads we create an incredibly personal learning experience for all our students. Our students can expect a reliable, digital educational experience with the iPad within our campus.

Allowing students to enrich their learning via the implementation of digital learning tools, each is able to independently plan and design the shape of their projects and gain an increased sense of ownership and pride towards their work projects.

In this way, our students increasingly receive their learning assignments digitally, so that the module-relevant work assignments can be accessed at any time, not only in the subject lessons, but within the entire school day.

Personalized learning

Our students are supported by tailored learning programes, changing learning contexts and scenarios, adaptive learning support, differentiated learning assignments and tasks.

The iPad makes personalized learning particularly effective.

Cooperative learning

The added value of cooperative learning lies in the collaboration with other students. This enhances the learning effect and strengthens social competence and belonging.

Cooperative learning requires structural assistance through clear work assignments and instruction.

Questioning techniques are an effective method in group work to challenge solutions. Open questions such as: Why did you do it that way? What was your solution? How did you arrive at it? How could this be improved upon? All help to extend the critical thinking and self-improvement aims of a successful learning program.

Individual support and demand

We car - individually and with commitment.

After a systematic diagnosis of learning requirements and learning outcomes, we analyse the learning process of each learner. Measures for targeted, individual support and challenges are derived implemented and reviewed. 

Our educators from the after-school sector supervise some students in the primary school in their weekly plan work.

German Children and Youth Foundation

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