Teachers have the very important responsibility of shaping the lives of young, impressionable children. With this responsibility comes great pride and joy. Therefore all teachers should strive for what can be considered to be a “good teacher.” A good teacher can be defined as someone who always pushes students to want to do their best while at the same time trying to make learning interesting as well as creative. A positive or negative influence from a teacher early on in life can have a great effect on the life of a child. Teachers, especially at the elementary level, must be very creative with their teaching styles. Not every child learns the same way, nor are they interested in the same things. It is difficult to keep the attention of 15-20 children under the age of ten. Classroom setup and design is a good way to get and keep the attention of students. Workstations are a good way to encourage different types of learning. By allowing children a chance to choose which activities they want to participate in, children are taking control of their own education. At the elementary level, children are always learning and sometimes don’t even know it. When I was in kindergarten, I can remember playing at the different stations in the classroom. One station was for gardening and we could plant seeds and check them every day to see how much they had grown. Another station in that classroom that sticks out in my mind is the arts and crafts station. There was a large array of crayons, markers, scissors, construction paper and building materials we could use to make pretty decorations to give to our parents for our homes. By choosing which station we wanted to work at, we were becoming much more interested in what we were learning because we were doing what we wanted to do, not what we had to do.
Forwarded By Principal:
I am honored and humbled to be the principal of this school, as this year will be my first year to serve the community in this capacity.We, at ARYA PUBLIC SCHOOL, provides excellent learning experiences, enriching activities, challenging sports programs and lasting friendships. The programs offered in grade 1 are in alignment with the mission of the school and address the needs of our internationally diverse young adolescents.
Our community embraces international diversity as we consist of students from about different community interacting, learning with, and developing lasting friendships. We also embrace our host country whether it is through bring in local culture and events or through field trips. Through our program, we help students to learn about themselves, foster empathy and appreciation for others, and celebrate the unity in our diversity. Our extensive English as an Additional Language (EAL) program meets students at their level of English and provides support and instruction to learn English while learning subject area content. We strive to provide an academically challenging environment in order to foster intellectual curiosity and a sense of responsibility in our students.
Our integrated core courses break down the barriers of content allowing more time and flexibility, deeper learning and closer connections with fewer teachers. Technology is seamlessly incorporated into all subject areas and students celebrate their learning with their parents with the end of the year e-portfolio presentations. Our Week Without Walls experience builds our students independence, responsibility, and takes learning outside of the classroom. To fully educate the whole person, we are committed to cultivating lifelong learners and balanced, service-oriented citizens, who are thereby prepared to positively contribute in a globally competitive world. Our programming supports this belief by empowering students with the opportunity to both choose from a variety of elective classes during the school day and participate in various extracurricular activities before and after school. Our programs help students to grow and develop in many different areas. We offer the opportunity for students to participate on different sports and other fine arts activities, often competing at other schools in India. There are musical festivals, annual art shows, and a variety of after school activities. Our service learning program is developing to weave community service into our curriculum.
The middle school years are a time of transition and change as students grow physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively. We work as a community of faculty, staff and in partnership with parents to ensure that there is a supportive environment for this development.
We invite you to join us in this endeavor.
Mrs. Saraswati Mahapatra (B.Sc, MBA)
Founder of Arya Group & Aim IT