Archives for Learning Skills

Growing Awareness and Developing our Abilities as Learners.

Dispositions towards life and learning, along with fostering trans disciplinary skills are at the core of what we do in our classroom and beyond it. They are fundamental to our growth as empowered, caring, connected Global Problem Solvers. The Invisible Tigers use a language of colour to make sense of this. Individual dispositions and skills are paired together with the seven Read full article »

The Adventurers Meet their Buddy Class.

On Monday morning we had a very important event at 8:30. It was time to meet our buddy class, Ms. Juteau's Preschool group. The Adventurers were very excited to be the senior buddies to younger children. It's a great opportunity for them to develop their capacities of responsibility and connection and collaboration with the wider ES community. Last but not Read full article »

Learning Dispositions and Trans-disciplinary Skills in Action.

In order to really understand one's self in the world in terms of as a learner, as a friend and with the overall goal of becoming a balanced, creative, caring and responsible global problem solver it is helpful to try to consider our contribution and connection with the world in terms of a number of dispositions and transferrable skills. These are our core Read full article »

Transdisciplinary Skills.

Transdisciplinary Skills These are the types of questions that all ISM students are encouraged to ask themselves in order to be more aware of their personal learning behaviours and the inter-connection between all subject areas. These skills can be applied to any situation to support greater  success. COMMUNICATION Why do I need to speak? How can I make sure that others can follow what Read full article »


Dispositions The dispositions derive from the ISM Mission and School-wide Student Goals. They are the behaviors that learners need to be aware of throughout the learning process as they impact the outcome of their actions. Students are guided using the following questions and prompts: Self-Directed How am I self-directed? When am I self-directed? What makes me decide to be self-directed? What examples can you include from your Read full article »

How We Learn.

08/23/2010 I am strongly motivated as an educational professional by the desire to empower children to make meaningful connections and have true ownership of their learning with regard to the world around them. As a parent you naturally want your children to be enthusiastic, confident and fulfilled learners. Over the course of our classes' inquiry into uniqueness we have found it fascinating Read full article »


Literacy and the power of words. Reading, writing and verbal communication.

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