13 June 2022
At ELC, our teachers are our greatest resource, and recently the children had the opportunity to thank them during our ‘Wan Wai Khru’ – ’Teacher’s Appreciation Day’ celebration. Embedded in ELC’s core philosophy that every child is unique and full of potential, our teachers understand the importance of building respectful relationships with the children and engaging them in meaningful ways that are developmentally responsive to their particular needs and strengths. We take inspiration from the guiding principles and practices of the Responsive Classroom (RC) approach to this end. RC is a set of research and evidence-based practices focusing on the social and emotional learning approach to teaching and discipline, designed to create safe, joyful, and engaging classrooms and school communities for both students and teachers. The RC approach is built on four domains of teaching: engaging academics; positive community; effective management; and developmentally responsive teaching. Guiding this approach are the key principles that the social curriculum is as important as the academic curriculum; how children learn is as important as what they learn; and knowing the children we teach is as important as the content we teach. Teachers at ELC truly strive to work together with children so that they can best meet each child where they are at, academically and socially, and nurture their own learning journeys.
In the new academic year we will invite you to explore more about the RC approach with us.
For more information please see: www.responsiveclassroom.org.
* Image taken pre-Covid
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ELC would like to extend a big welcome to all our families – new and current – as we return to campus learning. We thank you for your continued care and support amidst the ongoing challenges presented by the pandemic and look forward to seeing the children flourish together in the term ahead.read more